About Us

The Robens Institute has provided ergonomics research, consultancy, postgraduate education and training to industry, commerce and government departments for nearly 35 years. This has been done across a wide range of ergonomics areas, both within the UK, EU and globally.



Our aim is to optimise safety, worker well-being and health, and, productivity, efficiency and quality within organisations. We adopt a systems perspective and a user-centred approach to understand and solve industrial and other design problems.

Contact the Robens Institute for more information

Tel: +44 1483 870474

email: ergonomics@robensinstitute.com


Areas of work


The ageing workforce

Work performance

Risk assessments

Musculoskeletal disorders

Back pain

Upper limb disorders

Healthcare ergonomics

Patient safety

Office ergonomics 


Accidents, Health & Safety at Work

Systems design

Usability assessment

User requirements and guidance

Courses and training in ergonomics

Director

Professor Peter Buckle 

BSc, MSc, PhD, C.ErgHF FIEHF, FRSPH, FIEA

Peter is the Director of the Robens Institute and has been a full and visiting Professor
 at several leading UK Universities.

Peter is a former President of the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors. He is a member of the Government's  HSE Workplace Health Expert Committee

His areas of expertise include: 
the design and evaluation of ergonomic interventions:  ergonomic approaches to reducing accidents; accident reporting and analysis; patient safety; examining the relationship between work and musculoskeletal disorders; the development of ergonomics methods.

He regularly teaches ergonomics  to a wide range of  industrial practitioners as well as academic groups  and health professionals.