Dr Nicola (Nikki) Cordell is an experienced consultant occupational physician employed by the long established charity Corporate Health since Feb 2014, initially as Medical Director, and following restructuring of the charity in June 2014, in the combined role of Chief Executive and Head of Clinical Services.
Nikki is responsible for all aspects of running the organisation, and in particular the effective and efficient delivery of high quality occupational health services, training and developing occupational health research. She is the Responsible Officer (RO) for Corporate Health, this being a Designated Body for the purposes of the revalidation of doctors. She is also an experienced medical appraiser.
Having graduated from Glasgow University in 1989, followed by GP training in Scotland, Nikki then spent 17 years in the Armed Forces, in which time she trained as a specialist in Occupational medicine (OM). She has interests in physical and mental resilience, and medical education. With an MSc in Medical Education (Cardiff) as well as her MSc in OM (Birmingham) Nikki is engaged in postgraduate education using digital platforms and e-learning.
She also spent over ten years leading the high quality educational programme within the Society of Occupational Medicine (SOM) South Wales and West of England Group, successively as Treasurer, Secretary and Chairman. In the latter capacity she was a member of the SOM Council for three years.
Nikki is a Fellow of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine (FOM), digital media editor for the journal Occupational Medicine and President of the OM section of the Royal Society of Medicine. She is also an examiner for the FOM. Until Spring 2015 she also represented the SOM on the European Union of Medical Specialists OM Section and led the working group on OM training. With a keen interest in health sector reform in fragile states she was until recently an examiner for the Diploma in the Medical Care of Catastrophes, in addition to being course director for the Defence Medical Services Military Humanitarian and Stabilisation Operations Course (as part of her work in the Army Reserve).