Dr Hockings was previously an interventional cardiologist and Clinical Associate Professor in Medicine at the University of Western Australia. Past appointments have included Director of the Coronary Care Unit at Royal Perth Hospital, Chair of the Medical Advisory Committee Mount Hospital, Director of the Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratory St John of God Hospital Bunbury and Director of Health Reserves (WA) for the Royal Australian Air Force.
Dr Hockings has previously served on the board of the WA branch of the National Heart Foundation.
Dr Hockings has a lifelong interest in medical research. His doctoral thesis concerned vasodilator therapy in the treatment of heart failure.
Dr Hockings is a major shareholder in PYC Therapeutics.