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Member: Professor Peter Buckle

Professor Peter Buckle is a visiting professor at Imperial College, London. He is also Director of the Robens Institute ( He holds visiting professorial positions at other leading UK universities (University of Nottingham; University of Leeds.) He is a Fellow and a past-president of the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (CIEHF). He led the Robens Centre for Ergonomics at the University of Surrey (1992 to 2006) and subsequently was appointed director of the Robens Centre for Public Health (2007-2009). 

His specific areas of expertise are in optimising the performance and quality of the work system whilst simultaneously minimising errors and health risks to the work force such as accidents, musculoskeletal disorders and stress.  In 2001 he was awarded the Sir Frederic Bartlett medal for his research within the field of ergonomics and in 2005 his research on ‘Design and patient safety’ was awarded the President’s Medal of the CIEHF. He was recently made a Fellow of the International Ergonomics Association.  He has published over 300 peer reviewed research articles on ergonomics, epidemiology and design.