Dr Cocks is a general adult and forensic psychiatrist. Dr Cocks obtained his advanced certificate in forensic psychiatry through The NSW Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network. Dr Cocks has worked as a Staff Specialist at The Forensic Hospital in Sydney. He currently works as a visiting forensic psychiatrist at Wellington Correctional Centre in NSW.
Dr Cocks has worked at the prestigious Maudsley Clinic in London within The Department of Forensic and Neurodevelopmental Sciences. Dr Cocks has published research in journals including The British Journal of Psychiatry, European Psychiatry and The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. Dr Cocks is a Conjoint Lecturer with The University of New South Wales.
Dr Cocks has provided medico-legal reports for Australian local, district and supreme Courts. He has provided reports for the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal, Mental Health Review Tribunal and Family Court.
Dr Cocks conducts medico-legal assessments through his rooms at St Leonards and Brookvale. He is also able to assess inmates via AVL and in metropolitan correctional centres.
Fields of Special Competence:
Civil and criminal medico-legal forensic psychiatry
Pre Sentencing Reports
Fitness to Stand Trial / Fitness to Plead
Mental Illness Defence / Insanity / NGMI (Not Guilty by reason of Mental Illness)
Mental Health Diversion (Section 32 and Section 33)
Fitness for Work
Motor Accident Authority
Total and Permanent Disablement
Monday / Wednesday / Friday
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