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. 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.  


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