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Nicky Cocklin

Nicky Cocklin RGN, RHV, BSc Hons, PGDip, MAEd

Nicky Cocklin

Nicky Cocklin
RGN, RHV, BSc Hons, PGDip, MAEd

Senior Lecturer, Specialist Community Public Health Nursing

Department of Family Care & Mental Health

Faculty of Education & Health

Nicky Cocklin is a Senior Lecturer for Specialist Community Public Health Nursing in the Department of Family Care & Mental Health at the University of Greenwich.

Since 2007, Nicky has been a Senior Lecturer at the university and contributed to the development and delivery of a suite of safeguarding children and young people courses and programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate level. She has worked across the School of Health & Social Care and School of Education contributing to the delivery of the Early Childhood Studies programmes.

Her teaching focuses on the continuing professional development of those working in the health, social and early years sectors: clinical and management supervision; mentoring and practice teaching; safeguarding; child development and specialist community public health.

More recently, Nicky developed the Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (SCPHN) programme (health visiting and school nursing) which has now been added to the portfolio of programmes which she currently leads.

She has been involved with raising the profile of health visiting and working collaboratively with local partners and NHS organisations to support the education and training agenda for successful delivery of the new service framework for children, young people and their families. 

Nicky is a qualified Nurse Prescriber with a background in midwifery, health visiting and inter-professional working around the development and service delivery agenda for Sure Start community programmes and children's centres.


Posts held previously:

  • 2002-07, Health Advisor/Team Leader Sure Start Children's Centre with management responsibility for Temple Hill Children's Centre
  • 1985-2002, Student and Health Visitor Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley PCT
  • 1983-85, Student and Staff Midwife Dartford and Gravesham Health Authority
  • 1980-83, Student and Staff Nurse Roehampton and Royal Masonic Hospitals
  • Senior Lecturer, Specialist Community Public Health Nursing, Department of Family Care & Mental Health
  • Course lecturer on undergraduate and postgraduate Early Childhood Studies programme
  • Programme leader on postgraduate Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (SCPHN)
  • Registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council
  • Fellow of Institute of Health Visiting
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Nicky's research interest comprise of study for an MA in Higher Education and concern the mentoring and supervision of practicing professionals in community health care. This area was also the basis of study as part of the Postgraduate Diploma in Integrated Centre Leadership. This interest continues as the supervision framework for SCPHN students evolves to meet the requirements of the Health Visitor Implementation Plan (DH 2011) and the subsequent Health Visitor Preceptorship Framework (IHV 2015).

Further interests are the career progression of students entering and leaving the Specialist Community Public Health Nursing programme, and meeting the learning needs of early career professionals in the health and social care sector.

Reeves, J., Gale, L., Webb, J., Delaney, R. and Cocklin, N. (2009). Focusing on young men: developing integrated services for young fathers.Community Practitioner, 82(9), pp. 18-21.

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