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.


Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Authority, Expert assessor, 2020

Prof Sue YeandleCIRCLE, University of Leeds, Design and use of telecare for patients with Dementia and at risk of falling, 2011 - 2014

Consultant and member of the Research prioritisation panel, National Patient Safety Agency, Human factors and patient safety, 2005 - 2008

Guest Lectures

Ergonomics standards in healthcare, Clinical Human Factors Group, Addenbrookes Hospital Cambrisge, 2012

Patient safety, Complex systems and Ergonomics, Clinical Human Factors, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, 2012

Ergonomics and occupational medicine, Royal Society of Public Health, Portland PLace, London, 2012

The value of ergonomics/human factors, Network rail, Coventry, 2012

The perfect is the enemy of the good, Institute of ergonomics and Human Factors, Loughborough, 2010