Professor Peter Buckle 

Peter has led the Robens Institute as an independent consultancy since 2010.   Prior to this he was director of the  Robens Centre for Ergonomics at the University of Surrey (1992 -2006) and  the Robens Centre for Public Health (2007-2009). 

He is a Fellow and a former president of the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (CIEHF) and a Fellow of both the International Ergonomics Association. and the Royal College of Public Health. 

He is a member of both the HSE’s Workplace Health Expert Committee and the Science and Engineering Evidence Assurance Committee.  

His specific areas of expertise are in optimising the performance and quality of the work system whilst simultaneously minimising errors and health risks to the work force such as accidents, musculoskeletal disorders and stress.  

In 2001 he was awarded the Sir Frederic Bartlett medal for his research within the field of ergonomics and in 2005 his research on ‘Design and patient safety’ was awarded the President’s Medal of the CIEHF.  The same institute  awarded him The Institute Medal in  2010. In 2012, he was given the Distinguished Service award by the  Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (ROSPA).  In 2017, he was awarded the USA Foundation for Professional Ergonomics (FPE) Ergonomist of the Year Award, given to an individual who has made outstanding and innovative contributions to the practice of ergonomics. 

He has published over 300 peer reviewed research articles on ergonomics, human factors and systems design.


The Institute engages specialist consultants according to the needs of each project.  All our consultants are registered members of the Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors.


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