Reader in Movement Biomechanics
| Research group:
Medical Engineering, Advanced Materials Engineering, and Vision Sciences
BSc, MSc, PhD .
Dr Buckley’s wider research interests are in determining what, where and how different aspects of vision and visual information are used to regulate locomotion, and what biomechanical adaptations and/or compensatory mechanisms are used for locomotion by individuals with musculo-skeletal abnormalities, problems or dysfunction, and/or by those with sensory impairment. In conducting such research, Dr Buckley has established collaborative links with other labs in the UK (including the 5* Research Institutes for Human Movement Sciences at John Moores and Manchester Metropolitan Universities) and worldwide (Waterloo University, Canada; Purdue University, USA). These collaborations have enhanced the growing international reputation of the Vision and Mobility/ Biomechanics Research Team. Dr Buckley also has a long standing industrial collaboration with Chas A Blatchford’s and Sons Ltd (specialist manufactures of artificial limbs) who originally provided him support when undertaking his PhD investigating gait biomechanics in high functioning lower-limb amputees, and continues to provide support for his research regarding gait biomechanics and movement control in lower-limb amputees.
ENG4093M Rehabilitation Engineering
ENG4096M Clinical Biomechanics
- NIHR Public Health Research Programme, May 2011 (CI, £195.2k) Manipulating the appearance of steps and stairs to make them safer for older people to negotiate. PI, Prof David Elliott, other CIs, Mr Andy Scally, Prof David Whittaker (2012-14).
- EPSRC First Grant (PI, £125k). Recent developments in lower-limb prosthetic design: To take full advantage of improved mechanical function are features to enhance sensorimotor control necessary? (2010-12).
- Project Partner on, New Dynamics of Ageing Research Programme (£370k) Biomechanical and sensory constraints of step and stair negotiation in old age. PI, Prof Costis Maganaris, Institute for Biomedical Research into Human Movement and Health, Manchester Met University (2009-12).
- Health Foundation Research Capacity Award (PI, £49k) The use of 'online' visual feedback in the control of landing behaviour when stepping down (2007-10).
- Equipment Grant (15.5k), Vision Science Research Group, University of Bradford (2007). Co-recipient Prof David Elliott.
- 'Matching Funds' Collaborative Research Grant (£45k), Vicon Motion Systems/ The
- Research Studentship Award from the College of Optometrists (CI, £48k), 'Monocular versus binocular vision on the dynamics of stepping' (2006-09). PI Prof David Elliott.
- Training Fellowship (PI, £155k), The Health Foundation. Impact of correctable visual impairment upon balance
Publications from 2008:
18. Timmis M, and Buckley JG. (2012) Obstacle crossing during locomotion: Visual exproprioceptive information is used in an online mode to update foot placement before the obstacle but not swing trajectory over
17. Chapman G, Scally A, and Buckley JG. (2012) Importance of binocular vision in foot placement accuracy when stepping onto a floor-based target during gait initiation. Exp Brain Res; 216(1): 71-80.
16. Buckley JG, Timmis M, Scally AJ, and Elliott DB. (2011) When is visual information used to control locomotion involving stepping down to a new level. PLoS ONE 6(4): e19079. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0019079
15. Timmis MA, Johnson L, Elliott DB, and Buckley JG. (2010) Use of single-vision distance spectacles improves landing control during step descent in well-adapted multifocal lens-wearers. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci Aug; 51(8): 3903-3908.
14. Buckley JG, Panesar GK, MacLellan MJ, Pacey I, and Barrett BT. (2010) Changes to control of adaptive gait in individuals with long-standing reduced stereoacuity. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 51(5): 2487-2495.
13. Buckley JG, Juniper MP, Cavagna GA, Zelik KE, Adamczyk PG, Morin JB (2010) Comments [Invited] on 'Point: Counterpoint: Artificial limbs do / do not make artificially fast running speeds possible'. J Appl Physiol; 108(4), 1016-18.
12. Chapman GJ, Vale A, Buckley J, Scally AJ, and Elliott DB. (2010) Adaptive gait changes in presbyopes adapted to contact lens monovision correction. Optometry & Vision Science; 30, 281-288.
11. Buckley JG, Jones SJ, and Johnson L. (2010) Age-differences in the free vertical moment during step descent. Clinical
10. Graci V, Elliott DB, and Buckley JG. (2010) Utility of Peripheral versus Central Visual Cues in Planning and controlling
9. Graci V, Elliott DB, and Buckley JG. (2009) Peripheral visual cues affect minimum foot clearance during overground locomotion. Gait & Posture; 30(3): 370-374.
8. Timmis MA, Bennett SJ, and Buckley JG. (2009) Visuomotor control of step descent: evidence of specialised role of lower
7. Elliott DB, Vale A, Whittaker D, and Buckley JG. (2009) 'Does my step look big in this'? A visual illusion leads to safer stepping behaviour. PLoS ONE 4(2): e4577. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0004577
6. Johnson L, Elliott DB, and Buckley JG. (2009) Effects of gaze strategy upon standing postural stability in elderly
5. Vale A, Scally A, Buckley JG and Elliott DB. (2008) Gait alterations when negotiating a raised surface induced by monocular
4 . Vale A, Scally A, Buckley JG and Elliott DB. (2008) The effects of monocular refractive blur on gait parameters when
3. Pohl MB and Buckley JG. (2008) Changes in foot and shank coupling due to alterations in foot strike pattern during
2. Johnson L, Buckley JG, Harley C, Elliott DB. (2008) Use of single-vision eyeglasses improves stepping precision and safety when elderly habitual multi-focal wearers negotiate a raised surface. J Am Geriatr Soc; 56(1): 178-180.
1. Buckley JG, MacLellan MJ, Tucker M, Scally AJ and Bennett SJ. (2008) Visual guidance of landing behaviour when stepping down to a new level. Exp Brain Res; 184(2): 223-232.