Dr Robin Cordell MBA MRCGP FFOM

Occupational Physician


Dr Cordell’s practice is concerned with promoting health in the working age population as well as supporting people with health problems in work. 


Since leaving the Army in 2013 Robin has worked as an independent consultant, providing clinical case work within a wide range of employment sectors, as well as advice to managers and HR staff on organisational health, and on strategy, optimal delivery and assurance arrangements for occupational health services as well as Lead Occupational Health Advisor at the Department for Work and Pensions.


Robin served for over 20 years in the Defence Medical Services, including medical leadership roles in Bosnia, Kosovo and Afghanistan, and then as Allied Command Operations Medical Advisor, responsible for medical support to all NATO operations. In his final appointment he was Head of Medical Strategy and Policy; within this MOD policy role he was the UK co-chair of the mental health sub-group of the Task Force initiated by the US President and UK Prime Minister on the health of Service personnel, veterans and families.


Robin is the current President of the Society of Occupational Medicine and a Director of the Council for Work and Health as well as a Trustee of the Soldiering On Awards. He is engaged with the health of veterans as Chairman of the Medical Advisory Committee (MAC) that advises the Service charities.