The Array team

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Array Academy was founded in 2017 by Dr Chris Hutton and Dr Judith Storm with the aim of improving patient safety in medical aesthetics by providing courses with the highest training standards in the UK & Ireland.  Array Academy offers delegates a mix of hands-on practical injecting experience with informative, structured online theory and rigorous assessment. This approach ensures delegates receive the finest standard of training and prepares them to provide safe, effective aesthetics treatments to their patients. Meet our team of skilled, specialist medical trainers below who are passionate about helping achieve all training aspirations in the art of medical aesthetics.

About Array Academy

Dr Chris Hutton

MB BCH BAO (QUB) PGCert (AesMed Lon.)

Chris is a trainer and innovation partner with Merz Aesthetics, a branch of the global multinational company, Merz Pharma. He assists Merz with education provision to medical professionals throughout the UK and Ireland. Chris is also co-founder alongside Dr. Jude of Array Academy, their own private aesthetic training school based in the UK and Ireland.

Dr Chris completed his undergraduate medical training at Queen’s University Belfast in 2009 before completing further study in Aesthetic Medicine at Queen Mary University, London. Chris is a highly experienced injector having performed over 10,000 injectable procedures in the last 10 years. Chris is a passionate educator and teacher with a particular focus on patient safety.

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Dr Judith Storm

MBChB (Edin.) MRCP

Dr Jude is an experienced aesthetic practitioner and skincare specialist with a passion and particular expertise for teaching. She gained a postgraduate certificate in education from Queen’s University Belfast and has acted as an examiner for postgraduate medical college exams. She is co-founder of Array Academy alongside Dr Chris.

Dr Jude graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2010. She worked as a hospital registrar doctor until 2018.

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Emma Ross

BSc (Hons), PG Dip, RN, RM, NMP

Emma is a clinical educator and trainer within Array Aesthetics whereby she trains and educates medical professionals embarking on and developing skills to enhance their aesthetic career. She is a highly skilled aesthetic injector having trained alongside world leaders and experts in aesthetic medicine. Emma has a passion for providing safe, natural and effective results for her patients.

Emma has been qualified in Aesthetic Practice for over 10 years and has a wealth of expertise and experience in non-surgical facial aesthetic procedures. She is a registered Nurse (and Midwife) and Independent Nurse Prescriber with over 16 years experience in NHS practice.

Emma graduated from Queen’s University Belfast in 2006, University of Salford in 2009 and University of Ulster in 2018.

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Dr. Katie Robinson

MB BCh BAO (QUB), PG dip

Dr. Katie graduated from Queen’s University Belfast in 2013 and worked as a hospital doctor until 2021 before transitioning across to General Practice. During that time she gained a postgraduate diploma in mental health. She advocates for a holistic, patient-centred approach when treating NHS and private aesthetic patients.
Dr. Katie qualified in Aesthetic Practice in 2016 and has extensive experience in facial aesthetics. She is passionate about improving her patients confidence and self-esteem with subtle yet effective results. Dr. Katie is renowned for her keen aesthetic eye and delivering safe patient care.
Dr. Katie regularly teaches Queen’s University Belfast medical students, NHS junior doctors and is a clinical educator and trainer for medical professionals wanting to begin or advance their aesthetic knowledge and skills at Array Academy.
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Dr Sian Hennessy


Dr Siân graduated from Queens University Belfast in 2013. She gained her MRCGP in 2019 and now works both in and out of hours as a GP.
She gained her aesthetic qualifications through Array Academy and uses a patient centred approach in her practice.
She has always loved teaching, starting through school teaching dance classes, teaching piano throughout medical school and taking medical students and junior doctors under her wing during clinical practice. Having been on the delegate end of these courses in the past, Siân has a fresh understanding of what it’s like entering a new world of aesthetic practice. She is very approachable and happy to help!
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Nurse Donnamarie McGrillen

MB BCh BAO (QUB), PG dip

Registered Nurse Donnamarie started her undergraduate nurse training at Trinity College Dublin further completing with a first class honours at Ulster University.


Nurse Donnamarie is a passionate advocate for medical education and immediately embarked on her first Aesthetic Course immediately post degree while working as a fertility nurse within the NHS. After completing all of Array Academy’s Aesthetic courses and many 1:1 programmes with Dr Chris Hutton, Nurse Donnamarie has became a highly experienced full time injector treating patients for over 5 years and recently has become an Independent Nurse Prescriber.


Nurse Donnamarie currently is completing a masters at Queens University and also works as a clinical educator for the Array Academy team.

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