Our Team

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Dr Emma Renouf
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DR Grant Elson
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Ms Samantha Dayman
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MS MELISSA LADHAMS
Bridy
MS Bridy Stephenson
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Ms Emilee Mark
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Ms Heidi Humphrys
Dr Emma Renouf
Cosmetic Physician & General Practitioner
MBBS (Hons), BMedSci, FRACGP, Prof Cert General Dermatology

Dr Emma Renouf

Dr Emma Renouf is a trained Cosmetic Physician and General Practitioner who has been offering her expertise in aesthetics since 2012. Dr Emma also holds a Professional Certificate of General Dermatology and prides herself on taking a holistic, safe and gentle approach in helping her patients to feel good about their appearance. The finest outcomes result from the best medical assessments. Dr Emma conducts an expert aesthetic assessment, relying on many years of advanced training and experience. As each patient is an individual, with unique concerns and goals, Dr Emma provides a bespoke plan to achieve safe and natural results.

Dr Emma is married to Plastic Surgeon, Mr Robert Toma, director of Warrnambool Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. They enjoy living and raising their two children, Hugo and Chloe, in Warrnambool.

Dr Emma graduated with Honours in Bachelors of Medicine, Surgery and Medical Science in 2004 from The University of Melbourne. She completed her early post-graduate hospital training at St Vincent’s Hospital, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, The Royal Children’s
Hospital and Southwest Healthcare, before making Warrnambool her home for 2 years during the completion of her General Practice Fellowship. During this Period, Dr Emma consulted from Warrnambool Medical Clinic, with admitting rights at both South West Healthcare and St John of God Hospital, Warrnambool. After passing her General Practice Fellowship examinations in 2008, Dr Emma returned to Melbourne to support Robert through his metropolitan-based training, working for 3 years at a large, family practice in Ivanhoe. During this time, Dr Emma was invited to become an examiner for the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.

Dr Emma works closely with her medical colleagues (plastic surgeons and a dermatologist) to provide expert advice regarding skin health and aesthetic treatments. She regularly updates her practice with ongoing training and strives to provide her patients with the most current and evidence-based treatment practices available.

Dr Emma is based permanently in Warrnambool and consults weekly for treatments in both Warrnambool and Mount Gambier. Please note a doctor’s referral is not required to consult with Dr Emma in the Cosmetic Injectables Clinic.

Dr Grant Elson
General Practitioner
BMed DCH FRACGP

Dr Grant Elson

Dr Grant Elson (BMed DCH FRACGP) is a General Practitioner who has been in Warrnambool since 2018. He grew up on the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia.

After studying Medicine at the University of New England in Armidale, NSW, Dr Grant worked for 2 years in Modbury and Lyell McEwin Hospitals in Adelaide, before undertaking his GP training in Mount Gambier and finally, Warrnambool.

Dr Grant completed his General Practice Fellowship in 2018 and was awarded the David Game Award for achieving the highest exam results in SA.

Dr Grant’s medical interests include skin cancer medicine and paediatrics.

Whilst working as a GP, Dr Grant has had constant exposure to skin conditions, as well as performing regular excisions and skin procedures during his day-to-day work.

In 2021, he completed The Australasian College of Dermatologists’ Certificate in Practical Dermoscopy. He has also undertaken extra training with Dermatologist Dr Werner Sinclair, and Plastic Surgeon Mr Robert Toma, to further improve his skills in skin cancer medicine.

Outside of work, Dr Grant is a diehard Adelaide Crows fan and loves to watch them lose most weekends. He also enjoys spending too many frustrating hours on the golf course, playing basketball in the local competition, and heading to one of the local parks with his dog Jasper and partner Anna.

Ms Samantha Dayman

Cosmetic & Skin Health Nurse
Samantha is passionate about her role as Cosmetic & Skin Health Nurse at Skin Lab by WPRS. Samantha studied locally at Warrnambool’s Deakin University where she received her Batchelor of Nursing in 2016. She then moved to Geelong to complete her graduate year at Barwon Health. After a year away, Samantha was excited to move back to Warrnambool and pursue her passion in Cosmetic Nursing. She went on to acquire her Diploma of Cosmetic Nursing through the Australasian Academy of Cosmetic Dermal Science based in Perth, which involved both Dermal Therapies and Cosmetic Injecting. Whilst completing her cosmetic studies, Samantha was employed at South West Health Care, Warrnambool. Having experienced problematic skin growing up, Samantha understands how much the appearance of our skin can affect self-confidence. She looks forward to helping every patient on their individual skin journey and sharing her knowledge and experience.

Ms Melissa Ladhams

Cosmetic Nurse
Melissa is our Cosmetic Injectables Nurse. She came into the role with over 7 years in the beauty industry. Melissa sought to take her love for skin and health further and went on to study her Bachelor of Nursing. She completed her bachelor degree locally in Warrnambool in 2019. Melissa has continued in the health sector with a desire to undertake further studies specific to cosmetic Nursing and training in skin health. Working with Dr Emma she is looking forward to helping you achieve you goals of improved skin health and providing anti-aging treatments

Ms Bridy Stephenson

Nurse Assistant
Bridy is a warm and bubbly personality who joins Melissa and Samantha as nurse assistant to Dr Emma in the Cosmetic Injectables Clinic, as well as to Dr Grant during his Minor Procedures (skin lesion removal) Clinic. Bridy completed her Bachelor of Nursing at Deakin University in Warrnambool 2009. Since then, she has predominately worked in the Emergency Department at a number of different hospitals in Geelong, Darwin & Warrnambool. Bridy completed her post graduate Certificate of Emergency Nursing in 2013 while living & working in Darwin and currently also works as a Clinical Nurse Specialist within the South West Healthcare Emergency Department. Bridy demonstrates a strong affinity for both procedural and aesthetic Medicine, as well as a love for supporting and caring for her patients as they progress through their treatment journey.

Ms Emilee Mark

Administration
Emilee has a vibrant energy that immediately catches your attention. She joined the WPRS team in July 2021 after working in both the administration and accounts section of a large franchise for a number of years, and has been a valued staff member ever since. Emilee demonstrates a keen interest in liaising with patients and a passion for building rapport. She approaches her role with enthusiasm and energy, and helps to ensure that every patient attending Skin Lab by WPRS is valued and accommodated to the greatest extent. An avid learner, Emilee looks forward to her new adventures at Skin Lab by WPRS and is excited for all of the opportunities that this position has in store for her. She can’t wait to cultivate new skills and advance alongside the Skin Lab team. Emilee continues to work part time at WPRS, a huge asset is maintaining the close relationship between the two practices. Outside of work Emilee, enjoys the quiet confines of a good book as well exploring the abundant coastline of the south west.

Ms Heidi Humphrys

Administration
Heidi is a friendly face you’ll find working at both Skin Lab by WPRS and WPRS. She has been part of the WPRS team since March 2021 and is well known for her warm and bubbly personality. Heidi was born and raised in the Warrnambool area and is happy to call this beautiful place home. She undertook studies in Warrnambool at SWTAFE and Deakin University where she completed a Diploma of Accounting in 2013 and a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting in 2016. Heidi worked in both public and private accounting prior to branching into the medical accounting and administration field in 2021. Outside of work, Heidi enjoys spending her time with friends, family, her partner Joel and dog Wally, and going on adventures on the weekends!
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