Dr. Rob Nickels MB ChB MRCP (UK) FRACP
Rob Nickels has worked as a Respiratory Physician at both the John Flynn Private Hospital and the Tweed Heads Public Hospital as a Consultant Respiratory Physician since January 2006. He is currently the Chairperson of the Division of Medicine on the Medical Advisory Committee at the John Flynn Private Hospital.
Dr Nickels graduated from Bristol University in 1996 and completed his MRCP in 1999. He had extensive experience working in hospitals throughout England such as Weston General Hospital in Weston-Super-Mare, St Mary's Hospital and Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth before relocating to Australia.
Dr Nickels immigrated to Australia from the United Kingdom in 2001, where he worked at the Gold Coast Hospital for 2 years. He was awarded the fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in 2005 after specialising in Respiratory Medicine at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane and both the Royal Perth Hospital and Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in Western Australia.
Throughout his training, his special interests in respiratory medicine included Lung Cancer and Asbestos-Related Lung Conditions. He is honoured to be the Patron of the Asbestos and Mesothelioma Support Group on the Gold Coast. Dr Nickels established the Gold Coast Respiratory Meeting held monthly and co-ordinates the regional Multidisciplinary Lung Cancer Meeting fortnightly. Rob Nickels is actively involved in teaching medical students from both Griffith and Bond Universities.
Dr Nickels values the importance of professional development. He is a member of the Australian and New Zealand Thoracic Society and the European Respiratory Society. Dr Nickels regularly attends regional, national and international conferences / meetings to maintain up-to-date knowledge of respiratory and general medicine.