Nicki graduated from Sheffield University Medical School in 1997 and became one of the first purpose trained Consultant Acute Physicians in 2008. Nicki trained in various Medical specialties, Intensive Care Medicine and Anaesthetics with a career in Acute Medicine in mind. Post MRCP, Nicki and her husband spent a year working on the Central Coast in New South Wales, Australia, as a Medical Registrar in the Emergency Department, gaining experience of Acute Medicine in a different health care system.
Very soon after becoming a Consultant, Nicki took over the role of Training Programme Director for Acute Medicine in South Yorkshire, a post which she held for 6 years. Developing an interest in Medical Education during her Specialist Registrar years, Nicki went on to complete a PgDip in Healthcare Education whilst juggling the demands of a now young family and a busy Consultant career.
Nicki was appointed to the role of Associate Dean with Health Education England, Yorkshire and Humber in 2018.
When the opportunity to train as a Coach for Doctors via HEE arose in 2018, Nicki jumped at the chance. Recognising how exhausting it had been to navigate her own career path and the difficulty in finding balance in juggling her ambition with the needs of a young family, Nicki was driven to support other doctors in a way that hadn’t been available to her.
After gaining an ILM Level 5 Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring, Nicki trained with One of Many TM to become a Certified Women’s Coach and Trainer. Nicki also has an interest in Life-style Medicine, studying on Dr Rangan Chatterjee's Prescribing Life-style Medicine Course.
In her spare time, Nicki enjoys family camping holidays, dog walks, swimming and Zumba. In fact, Nicki is also trained as a Zumba instructor. She enjoys baking and uses her creative side to design birthday cakes for her boys.
Nicki is passionate about doctors' wellbeing and helping doctors and professional women find balance, and develop their confidence and own their leadership style. She is also passionate about helping doctors have successful and fulfilling careers without burning out.
'Working with Nicki has been invaluable in helping me to address the imbalance between work and home life, and prioritise my own needs. Nicki was supportive, kind and non-judgemental and gently encouraged me to make positive steps to gain more balance. Since our coaching sessions, I'm feeling more content, calm and confident at work.'