About Dr Jim Nicklin – Gynaecologic Oncologist

Dr Jim Nicklin is a Gynaecologic Oncologist treating cancers, pre-cancers and complex benign conditions. Dr Nicklin is extensively trained in conventional open surgery and has a special interest in laparoscopic and robotic surgery.  He is heavily involved in teaching, research and medical aid programs.  He has been practicing at the Wesley Hospital since 1995.

Dr Nicklin is a graduate of the University of Queensland and undertook his internship and residency at the Royal Brisbane and Royal Women’s Hospitals. He subsequently went on to do specialty training in obstetrics and gynaecology in Queensland. He completed his sub-specialty training in gynaecologic oncology at the Royal Hospital for Women in Sydney and the Ohio State University, USA. Dr Nicklin returned to Queensland and set up practice as a Gynaecologic Oncologist in late 1995.

He is currently an Associate Professor of Gynaecologic Oncology at University of Queensland, Director of Gynaecologist Oncology at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and he conducts his private practice at the Wesley Hospital. He is a member of the Australian Medical Association, the Australian Society for Gynaecologic Oncologists, the International Gynaecological Cancer Society, the Australian Society of Colposcopsy and Cervical Pathology and the Australian Gynaecological Endoscopy Society. A/Prof is also a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.


  1. MBBS, 1984 University of Queensland
  2. Diploma RACOG, 1987 Awarded Margaret’s Hospital Medal for highest pass in Australia
  3. MRACOG part 1, 1988
  4. MRCOG part 1, 1988
  5. MRACOG part 2, 1992
  6. ECFMG, 1992 Applicant No: 0-480-256-7
  7. FRANZCOG, 1994
  8. CGO (Certificate of Gynaecologic Oncology) September, 1995

Medical Society Memberships

  1. Royal Australian and NZ College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG)
  2. Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (RCOG) GMC Overseas Register
  3. Australian Society of Gynaecologic Oncologists (ASGO)
  4. International Gynecological Cancer Society (IGCS)
  5. Australian Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (ASCCP)
  6. Australian Gynaecologic Endoscopy Society (AGES)
  7. Australian Medical Association (AMA)
  8. Avant Insurance
  9. Medico-Legal Society of Queensland (Life Member)

Special Interests

  1. Gestational Trophoblastic Disease
  2. Quality of Life Aspects of Gynaecologic Oncology
  3. Teaching
  4. Laparoscopic Surgery
  5. Medical Aid work – Fiji, Myanmar

Journal Referee

  1. The International Journal of Gynaecological Cancer
  2. Gynaecologic Oncology (Editorial Board Member 2007)
  3. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  4. Annals of Surgical Oncology
  5. International Urogynecology Journal
  6. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology

International Patents

  1. Provisional Patent Number 2003902135.

A Medical Device for Self-Administered Collection of Cervical Cells for Screening of Cervical Cancer. 

Committees and Related Work

  1. Wesley Hospital Medical Records Committee. 1996 – 1998
  2. Qld Cancer Fund Medical and Scientific Advisory Committee. 1996 – 1998
  3. Qld Cervical Screening Program Quality Management Committee. 1997 – 1998
  4. RACOG/ASCCP Working Party on Standards in Colposcopy. 1998 – 1999
  5. Wesley Hospital Development Committee.  1998 – 1999.
  6. Royal Women’s Hospital Infection Control Committee  1998 – 2001
  7. Treasurer of Specialist Staff Association RWH 1998 – 2000
  8. Executive of ASCCP 1999 – 2001
  9. Secretary and Treasurer of ASGO  1999 – 2002
  10. COSA 2001 Scientific Meeting Organizing Committee. 1999 – 2001
  11. Chairman Wesley Hospital Gynaecology Morbidity and Mortality Committee. 2001-2003
  12. Organizing Committee for RACS Annual Scientific Congress, Brisbane 5 – 9th May, 2003.
  13. Royal Women’s Hospital Gynaecologic Institutional Review Board 1996 – 2012.
  14. Examiner for Gynaecologic Oncology subspecialty of FRANZCOG 2003- present
  15. Wesley Hospital Operating Theatre Committee February, 2004 – 2010
  16. Organizing Committee for Aust. Society of Gyn Oncologist 2005 Conference Port Douglas
  17. Chairman of RBWH Gyn Oncology QAC Morbidity and Mortality Committee 2007 – 2014.
  18. Member of RBWH Gyn Oncology QAC Morbidity and Mortality Committee 2007- present.
  19. Organizing Committee for Aust. Society of Gyn Oncologist 2013 Conference Darwin
  20. Member Gynaecological Cancer Advisory Group of Cancer Australia, 2013 – 2016
  21. Chairman Australian Society of Gynaecologic Oncologists (ASGO), 2014 – 2016
  22. Executive of Society of Gynaecologic Oncologists (ASGO), 2014 – present
  23. Steering Committee for the Renewal Implementation Project (Cervical Cancer) 2014 – 2018
  24. Organising Committee for Society of Gynaecologic Oncologists (SGO) meeting 2017
  25. Medical Advisory Committee, Wesley Hospital. February, 2018 – present
  26. Teaching Faculty Member Advanced Surgical Anatomy Course University of Queensland
  27. Teaching Faculty Member QCGC Advanced Laparoscopic Skills Course 2017 – present
  28. RANZCOG CGO subspecialty committee 2018 – present

Board Membership

  1. Founding Chairman of Gynaecological Cancer Research, Education and Development Society. October, 2017 – present
  2. Brisbane Girls Grammar School. February, 2018 – present