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Our Team

Nicky Tzimas – Director

Nicky is the founder and Director of the Cosmetic Professional Development Institute of Australia, Registered Training Organisation.

A leader in this growing field, Nicky brings cross–industry expertise and a global perspective to the artistry and safety of facial aesthetics, where she has been instrumental in shaping the careers of more than 3,000 healthcare practitioners and therapists in Australia. Read More

Zoe Otis – Operations Manager

Zoe’s passion is helping the team at CPD Institute of Australia deliver exceptional training and establish long term relationships while providing superior client services. Having completed her Bachelor of International Business & Professional Accounting,  Zoe’s steady presence and can-do attitude is an asset to CPD Institute of Australia.

Zoe loves organisation and fine details. She combines these strengths with solid communication and unwavering commitment.

 

Shelley Durance – Clinical Manager

Shelley has worked in the health field for her whole career, it is in her blood and she can’t imagine working anywhere else. Shelley’s career has seen her work as a nurse, medical social worker, health educator, program manager in training others and in health administration. The one constant in a diverse career has been learning new skills and applying them in all sorts of work situations. She thrives on variety, engagement with others and has a particular interest in creating cohesive and happy teams.

Dr. Jonathan Mavroudis – Research

Dr Jonathan Mavroudis is a published author, guest lecturer and researcher based at Swinburne University. His research examines social media as sites of identity work. His thesis entitled ‘Am I too branded? Fame labour and micro celebrity culture’ introduced the term ‘fame labour’ which describes the work of managing dissonance between a branded self on social media and offline identities. Jonathan has fast become an esteemed sociologist in his field. He has conducted research studies in Australia, the United States and Europe working with prominent celebrities. Jonathan also teaches in the sociology program at Swinburne with a particular focus on the critical and methodological frameworks for researching online identities, relationships and sexuality.