Faculty


Our faculty is made up of experts ensuring that our training is evidence based, relevant for the current context of practice and considers emerging themes in each field.

All our trainers have been carefully selected, not only for their professional knowledge and expertise, but also for their ability to teach to both small groups and larger conference-style audiences. They are able to deliver educational material using a practical problem-solving approach. All training is tailored to the occupational health sector to ensure that it is relevant to the context of the learner.


Nikki Cordell

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Background
I am an accredited specialist in Occupational Medicine, with over 15 years of experience in delivering occupational health services, first within the military and subsequently in the private, public and third (not-for-profit) sector. I now run a social enterprise delivering a wide range of workplace health and wellbeing services in addition to developing training for occupational health professionals. I have an MSc in Medical Education and I have a keen interest in educational design.

Approach
I am passionate about developing skills across disciplines practising with the field of occupational health. I have been involved in the design of educational programmes including training of specialist registrars and professional development of clinicians providing occupational health services and most recently designing e-learning for occupational health technicians.

My role with EOPH
In addition to my role as Managing Director where I oversee the strategic direction of the blended learning packages under development, I also regularly train in my specialist areas which include risk management, report writing and leadership.


Leadership and Management Tutors

Nick Tiley

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Background
I am a chartered accountant, with diverse experience of finance from working in small, medium and multi-national companies having trained with Spice & Oppenheim/Touche Ross (now Deloitte). I am the Founder and Director of Cambridge Financial Direction, a specialist Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales regulated firm providing flexible financial director consultancy to small and medium-size enterprises.

Approach
I am passionate about simplifying and explaining finance to enable a wider understanding of this field to non-accountants. I have experience in delivering training and coaching on a wide range of financial topics in a variety of different sectors.

My role with EOPH
In addition to being the Financial Director, I advise on teaching materials exploring all financial aspects relevant to occupational health professional practice. I support the development of workshops designed for occupational health professionals to fully understand the financial aspects of service delivery.


Robin Cordell

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Background
I am an accredited specialist in Occupational Medicine, with over 25 years of experience in leadership and management of health and healthcare services. With a strong interest in promoting the national health and work agenda, I am engaged in work with the broad range of professionals and agencies active in work and health, and Government, in my capacity as a director of the Council for Work and Health.

Approach
I have a strong interest in leadership and influence as a means of bringing about positive change in organisational culture, so creating healthy, motivating workplaces. I believe that this can be delivered by educating leaders and managers and have been involved in teaching and delivering lectures on this subject to a variety of audiences.

My role with EOPH
I have been engaged with EOPH since its inception and have delivered webinars and face to face training on leadership and management for EOPH over these last five years.


Jayne Carrington

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Background
My career in health and wellbeing arena has covered both private and public sector organisations. Over the last 30 years, I have held roles in sales and marketing, contract management and spent 20 years as the Managing Director of a leading UK EAP and wellbeing company. I am also a qualified coach and mentor and currently I am the Director of Wellbeing and Engagement with Cordell Health.

Approach
I have published numerous articles on workplace health and wellbeing in addition to speaking at conferences and events. Everyone has the ability to embrace change and to achieve their potential. I believe in empowering leaders and managers by delivering workshops and coaching sessions. This aims to develop their understanding of employees mental and physical wellbeing at work.

My role with EOPH
I work alongside the EOPH team to develop blended learning and development programmes for occupational health professionals in leadership and management.

Workshop Leads

Stuart Walkley

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Background
I have been a senior manager for over twenty years including being Global Executive Vice President in the Manpower Group, a Non-Executive Director of Avanta Enterprise Ltd, and a number of leadership roles in Japan, India, and throughout Europe. I know first-hand that managers have a tough job to do, limited resources, even more limited time and often need to juggle so many conflicting demands. I have a ‘muddy boots’ approach, focused on the art of the possible.

Approach
I have a ‘muddy boots’ approach, focused on the art of the possible

My role with EOPH
I design and deliver executive and senior leadership programmes and have a particular interest in emotional intelligence, engagement and the beneficial impact line-mangers can have in their workplace.

Cise Jalali

Nicola James

Background
I am the Acting Head of Psychological Services at Lexxic Ltd, a consultancy that was established in 2007, to work with public and private sector organisations to help them better understand Dyslexia and other related conditions to get the best out of their employees. I am a member of the British Psychological Society (BPS).

Approach
As someone who has a passion for equality and supporting everyone to achieve their very best, I believe that most workplace challenges can be overcome through education and awareness building of diversity, and more specifically neurodiversity. I have spent my time at Lexxic ensuring that all of our clients (Occupational Health, Client Organisations and Individual Clients) experience real results from our services and solutions to the workplace challenges they are facing. I regularly present and run workshops on different aspects of neurodiversity and can be found on various e-learning resources which help raise awareness of neuro differences.

My Role with EOPH
I work alongside the EOPH team to develop and deliver face to face training and online learning resources on neurodiversity, relevant to professionals in occupational health.

Mark Landon

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Background
I am an Employment law specialist with over 30 years of experience in both private practice and as an in-house lawyer. I am currently an Employment Partner and the national Head of Training at Weightmans LLP Solicitors, a top 50 national law firm with a large healthcare practice. Previously I was an in-house lawyer with Royal Mail Group plc for 10 years, during which time I took a lead role in disability issues as well as the management of sickness absence, performance and capability.

Approach
I provide guidance on a variety of disability issues to a diverse range of clients in both the public and private sectors, from Board level to front line managers and staff. I lecture regularly to a variety of organisations, including the Royal Society for Public Health on disability and short and long-term sickness absence issues and advise the Ethics Committee of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine.

My Role with EOPH
I work alongside the EOPH team to develop and deliver face to face training and online learning resources on employment law, relevant to professionals in occupational health.

Patrick Bird

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Background
I have a unique background with a successful corporate career as an Accountant, Finance Director and Project Director in Blue Chip multi-national organisations. This is further complemented by my extensive experience as a coach, trainer, facilitator and professional acting career. In my capacity as a trainer I work with people at all levels in organisations, creating and delivering bespoke training and consultancy solutions and facilitation of client programmes. The aim is to develop and enhance key business skills to make the behavioural changes needed to improve and enhance their flexibility and leadership performance.

Approach
I use experiential training techniques to embed the learning and help people to make choices about behaviours and how they communicate effectively in order to bring about organisational and personal improvement.

My role with EOPH
I work with EOPH in the development and delivery of transformational training for people and organisations in the business of Occupational Health.

Sarah Nisar

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Background
I am a physiotherapist specialising in musculoskeletal disorders having worked as a senior and clinical lead physiotherapist in the NHS, for 30 years teaching both staff and students. My interest in occupational health has evolved from working in both the public and private sector and I now work almost entirely in occupational health practice. I have a research interest in Work Related Upper Limb Disorders and regularly undertake ergonomic assessments in various employment sectors.

Approach
I take a practical and participative approach with ergonomic advice and delivery of training. I regularly train for the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Occupational Health and Ergonomics (ACPOHE) and have experience in delivering training on all aspects of manual handling, ergonomic assessments and adjustments in the workplace.

My Role with EOPH
I work alongside the EOPH team to develop and deliver face to face training and online learning resources on ergonomics and adjustments relevant to professionals in occupational health.

Glyn Smyth

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Background
Glyn is a Chartered Physiotherapist and Chartered Ergonomist (& Human Factors Specialist) with substantial experience in managing work-related injuries and occupational health.

Approach
Glyn is a registered member of the ACPOHE and Chairman of ACPOHE's Assessing Fitness for Work Group. Glyn is a Matheson trained Functional Capacity Evaluator and co-author of ACPOHE’s guidelines on using Functional Measurement Tests.

My Roll with EOPH
Glyn is the Director of Work Fit responsible for the delivery of physiotherapy and ergonomics services throughout the UK, including fitness to work assessments, work-related rehabilitation, ergonomics consultancy, workplace/vehicle ergonomics assessments, DSE risk assessments and training. Glyn writes and delivered ergonomic workshops for EOPH