Dr Nicklin is a graduate of the University of Queensland.  He did 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 then did his sub-specialty training in gynaecologic oncology at the Royal Hospital for Women in Sydney and the Ohio State University, USA.  He 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 Qld, Director of Gynaecologic Oncology at RBWH, Qld and conducts his private practice at the Wesley Hospital, Brisbane.