Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Surgery & Cancer

Principal Research Fellow in Human Factors



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1003Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Wing (QEQM)St Mary's Campus





Professor Peter Buckle is an expert in human factors and design safety. Buckle is a Fellow and Former President of the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors and is Principal Research Fellow at Imperial College. He is an expert in scientific, systematic, user-centred design to manage risk and improve patient safety. He authored the DoH Design for Patient Safety report, 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 has held Visiting Professorial positions at four leading UK Universities and was Research Professor in Design at the RCA (2013-2015). He is also Director (p/t) of the Robens Institute and led the Ergonomics and Human Factors research and post graduate MSc teaching team at the University of Surrey (1992 to 2009) where he held the title of Professor of Health Ergonomics.



Kierkegaard P, Hicks T, Allen AJ, et al., 2021, Strategies to implement SARS-CoV-2 point-of-care testing into primary care settings: a qualitative secondary analysis guided by the Behaviour Change Wheel., Implement Science Communications, Vol:2, ISSN:2662-2211, Pages:1-20

Ni M, Adam ME, Akbar F, et al., 2021, Development and validation of ester impregnated pH strips for locating nasogastric feeding tubes in the stomach-a multicentre prospective diagnostic performance study., Diagnostic and Prognostic Research, Vol:5, ISSN:2397-7523, Pages:1-10

Micocci M, Buckle P, Hayward G, et al., 2021, Point of care testing using rapid automated antigen testing for SARS-COV-2 in care homes - an exploratory safety, usability and diagnostic agreement evaluation, Journal of Patient Safety and Risk Management, Vol:26, ISSN:2516-0435, Pages:243-250

Tulloch JSP, Micocci M, Buckle P, et al., 2021, Enhanced lateral flow testing strategies in care homes are associated with poor adherence and were insufficient to prevent COVID-19 outbreaks: results from a mixed methods implementation study., Age Ageing, Vol:50, Pages:1868-1875

Kierkegaard P, Micocci M, McLister A, et al., 2021, Implementing lateral flow devices in long-term care facilities: experiences from the Liverpool COVID-19 community testing pilot in care homes- a qualitative study, Bmc Health Services Research, Vol:21, ISSN:1472-6963

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