Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Surgery & Cancer

Principal Research Fellow in Human Factors



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Professor Peter Buckle is an expert in human factors and design safety. His work is primarily within the NIHR funded In-vitro diagnostic co-operative based within the Department of Surgery and Cancer. Peter is a Fellow and Former President of the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Public Health. a Fellow of the International Ergonomics Association and is a Principal Research Fellow at Imperial College. He has held Visiting Professorial positions at five leading UK Universities including that of Research Professor in Design at the RCA (2013-2015). He authored the (then) Department of Health's 'Design for Patient Safety' report (2003), and was awarded the President’s medal of the Ergonomics Society (2005) for Design Patient Safety Research and the Bartlett medal for distinguished research (2001).  He was also Director of the Robens Institute at the University of Surrey. He sits on advisory committees for the Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and on several expert committees for the Government Health and Safety Executive, including the Workplace health expert committee.  



Fraser AJ, Greenland-Bews C, Kelly D, et al., 2023, A high-resolution melt curve toolkit to identify lineage-defining SARS-CoV-2 mutations, Scientific Reports, Vol:13, Pages:1-11

Tase A, Micocci M, Buckle P, et al., 2023, Pathway map development for medical device event reporting in operating theatres: a human factors approach to improving the existing system, Bmj Surgery, Interventions, & Health Technologies, Vol:5, ISSN:2631-4940

Faffe DS, Byrne RL, Body R, et al., 2022, Multicenter Diagnostic Evaluation of a Novel Coronavirus Antigen Lateral Flow Test among Symptomatic Individuals in Brazil and the United Kingdom, Microbiology Spectrum, Vol:10, ISSN:2165-0497

Sammut-Powell C, Reynard C, Allen J, et al., 2022, Examining the effect of evaluation sample size on the sensitivity and specificity of COVID-19 diagnostic tests in practice: a simulation study, Diagnostic and Prognostic Research, Vol:6, ISSN:2397-7523, Pages:1-12

Tase A, Vadhwana B, Buckle P, et al., 2022, Usability challenges in the use of medical devices in the home environment: A systematic review of literatur, Applied Ergonomics, Vol:103, ISSN:0003-6870

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