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1989 - 2006 School of Physiotherapy, Keele University, Exercise Science and Rehabilitation

2006 - 2015 Department of Clincial Sciences and Nutrition, University of Chester, Exercise Science and Rehabilitation

2015 - Present, University Centre Shrewsbury, Active Living, Exercise Medicine

Visiting Lectureships

  • Asian Heart Institute, Mumbai India
  • Imperial College London, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, NHLI
  • University College London, School of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation
  • University of Ulster, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Belfast
  • Loughborough University School of Sport and Exercise Sciences
  • Buckingham Chilterns University, School of Health and Rehabilitation
  • Oxford Brookes University, Biological Sciences Sport & Exercise Science
  • Staffordshire University, School of Health Sport and Exercise
  • National University of Ireland, The College of Medicine, Nursing, & Health Sciences, Galway
  • St Georges Hospital Centre for Sports Cardiology, University of London


Ratings of Perceived Exertion in Health and Clinical Populations

Field-based Assessments of Aerobic Fitness in Health and Clinical Populations

Sedentary Behaviour and Occupational and Cardio-metabolic Health

Published Work

Books, Chapters and Monographs

Buckley, J.P.  (Chapter) Physical Activity in the Prevention and Management of Atherosclerotic Disease in: The International Olympic Committee’s Manual of Sports Cardiology, Oxford Wiley Science (eds Wilson, M., Drezner, J.A., Sharma, S.) December, 2016; ISBN: 978-1-119-04686-8

Buckley, J.P. Chapter Author, Physical activity and exercise as medicine in: ABC of Sports and Exercise Medicine (eds: G Whyte, M. Loosemore, C Williams), BMJ/Blackwell Publishers, London, 2015

Buckley, J.P. Co-editor and Physical Activity Chapter Author (Eds. Furze G, Jones J, Buckley JP, Sheppard G,). BACPR National Guidelines for implementing the standards and core components of cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation. Currently in draft being prepared for Wiley Science publishers for publication 2015.

Buckley, J.P. Contributing Author: Standards for Physical Activity and Exercise in Cardiac Rehabilitation, The Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Cardiac Rehabilitation. 2003, 2009, 2014.

Stone J. (Canada); Buckley J.P. (UK); Warburton D.R. (Canada); Sanderson B. (USA); Grace S. (Canada). International Charter of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation. pp. 1 – 5. World Congress of Cardiology, (Dubai, 20th April 2012)

Jones J, Buckley JP, Doherty P, Connolly S, Speck L, Furze G, Hinton S , Co-chair and author (March, 2012, 2nd edition). Standards and Core Components of the British Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (BACPR, 2nd edition)

Included Chair of the BACPR Standards and Core Components Development Group, 2010-2011  

Doust J., Buckley J., Tong R., Cale A., Miles A. National Occupational Standards in Sport and Exercise Science. pp 1 – 10. London, Skills Active, 2010

Buckley, J. Contributing Author: A Practical Approach to Physical Activity and Exercise in the Management of Cardiovascular Disease (ed. J. Jones). British Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation, BCS, London, 2009, 2014

Buckley, J.P. Commissioned Editor and Author: Exercise physiology in special populations, (Co-ordinated by Profs D McLaren and N Spurway) Elsevier, London, 2008.

Buckley J., Hinton S., Lough F., Wright M. National Occupational Standards for Level 4; Advanced exercise instructor in cardiac disease. pp. 1 – 7. London, Skills Active, 2006

Buckley, J.P. Chapter Author, Exercise Physiology and Monitoring Exercise Intensity in Cardiac Rehabilitation in Exercise Leadership in Cardiac Rehabilitation (ed M. Thow), Wiley Science, Chichester, 2006

Buckley, J.P. & Eston R.G. Commissioned Chapter Co-Author, Ratings of Perceived Exertion in the Physiological Testing Guidelines of the British Association of Sport & Exercise Sciences, Routledge, London, 2006

Buckley, J.P. Chapters Contributor, BACR Exercise Instructor Manual; Aerobic exercise and endurance training; Monitoring exercise intensity, Exercise programming and prescription (Human Kinetics, Leeds, 2006)

Buckley, J.P. Chapter Author, Benefits of Exercise in Health and Disease in: ABC of Sports and Exercise Medicine (eds: G Whyte, M Harries, C Williams), BMJ/Blackwell Publishers, London, 2005

Buckley J., Holmes J. and Mapp G. Exercise on Prescription, Cardiovascular Activity for Health Butterworth Heinemann, Oxford, 1999.


Published Research and Scientific Journal Articles

Gardner B, Dewitt S, Smith L, Buckley JP, Biddle SJH, Mansfield L. The ReSiT study (reducing sitting time): rationale and protocol for an exploratory pilot study of an intervention to reduce sitting time among office workers. Pilot Feasibility Stud. 2017 Nov 28;3:47

BACPR Standards and Core Components for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Rehabilitation (3rd Edition). British Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation, London, October, 2017 –

Grace SL, Turk-Adawi KI, Contractor A, Atrey A, Campbell NR, Derman W, Ghisi GL, Sarkar BK, Yeo TJ, Lopez-Jimenez F, Buckley J, Hu D, Sarrafzadegan N. Cardiac Rehabilitation Delivery Model for Low-Resource Settings: An International Council of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation Consensus Statement. Prog Cardiovasc Dis. 2016 Aug 17. pii: S0033-0620(16)30081-0. Review.

Buckley JP, Cardoso, F, Birkett, S, Sandercock, GRH. Oxygen costs of the Incremental Shuttle Walk Test in cardiac rehabilitation participants; an historical and contemporary analysis. Sports Med, April 2016, DOI 10.1007/s40279-016-0521-1

Grace G & Sarrafzadegan (Primary Writing panel Co-chairs), Buckley J (Advisory Panel Chair). International consensus statement and systematic review on the provision of cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation programmes in low-middle-income countries and in low resource settings. Heart, May 2016.

Buckley JP, Hedge A, Yates T, Copeland RJ, Loosemore M, Hamer M, Bradley G, Dunstan DW.

The sedentary office: an expert statement on the growing case for change towards better health and productivity. Br J Sports Med. 2015 Nov; 49(21): 1357-62.

Joint British Societies’ consensus recommendations for the prevention of cardiovascular disease (JBS3). Board member. Heart 2014;100:ii1-ii67 doi:10.1136/heartjnl-2014-305693

Buckley JP, Quinlivan RM, Sim J, Eston RG, Short D. Heart rate and perceived muscle pain responses to a functional walking test in McArdle disease. Journal of Sports Sciences 2014;32(16):1561-9.

Buckley JP, Mellor DD, Morris M, Joseph, F. Standing-based office work shows encouraging

signs of attenuating post-prandial glycaemic excursion. Occup Environ Med. 2014 Feb;71(2):109-11

Buckley J, Furze G, Doherty P, Speck L, Connolly S, Hinton S, Jones J. British standards for cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation; a scientific statement of the British Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation. Heart 2013; 99(15):1069-71. doi: 10.1136/heartjnl-2012-303460

Grace SL, Warburton DR, Stone JA, Sanderson BK, Oldridge N, Jones J, Wong N, Buckley JP. International Charter on Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation: A CALL FOR ACTION.  J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev. 2013 Mar;33(2):128-131

Buckley JP. Physical activity, exercise, sport and cardiovascular health. Cardiology News. Oct/Nov 2012; 16 (1): 6 - 9

Smallwood S, Morris M, Fallows S, Buckley JP. Physiological responses and energy expenditure of "KINECT" active video game play in schoolchildren. Arch Pediat Adolesc Med 2012; 166 (11):1005-9. doi: 10.1001/archpediatrics.2012.1271.

Leslie L and Buckley JP. Low pulse pressure does not reduce the efficacy of a heart failure exercise programme. Br J Cardiol 2012 19: 30 – 33

Buckley JP. A critique on measuring reliability in exercise tests and outcome measures

Eur J Preventive Cardiol February 2012 19: 41-42, doi:10.1177/1741826711429780

Quinlivan R, Vissing J, Hilton-Jones D, Buckley J. Physical training in McArdle disease. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2011 Dec 7;(12):CD007931. Review.

Buckley JP and Borg GAV. Borg's scales in strength training; from theory to practice in young and older adults Appl Physiol Nutrit Metab 2011 Oct; 36(5):682-92. Epub 2011 Oct 6

Buckley J. What’s in a name? Br J of Cardiac Nursing.  6 (5) 2011: 249

Godfrey R, O’Hanlon R, Wilson M, Buckley J, Sharma S, Whyte G. Underlying cause discovered for a prior idiopathic AMI. BMJ Case Reports 2011; doi:10.1136/bcr.02.2011.3799

Buckley J. Why is cardiac rehabilitation so important? Taking the traditional components of cardiac rehabilitation and making them fit contemporary service and patient needs. Br J Cardiol 18 (Supp 1) Feb 2011: S3 – S4.

Buckley J. Exercise: tipping the balance towards sustained participation and lasting benefits. Br J Cardiol 18 (Supp 1) Feb 2011: S11 – S12.

Quinlivan RCM, Buckley JP, James M, Twist A, Ball S, Duno M, Vissing J, Bruno C, D Cassandrini D, Roberts M, Winer J, Rose M, Sewry C. McArdle disease; clinical review. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2010 Nov;81(11):1182-8.

Leslie R, Buckley JP. The clinical effectiveness of exercise training for patients with chronic heart failure Br J Cardiac Nursing, 2010; 5 (3): 133 – 139

Morris M, Lamb K, Cotterrell D, Hayton J, Buckley J. The validity and reliability of predicting maximal oxygen uptake from a treadmill-based sub-maximal perceptually regulated exercise test. Eur J Appl Physiol 2010: 109: 983 – 988.

Morris M, Lamb K, Cotterrell D, Buckley J. Predicting Maximal Oxygen Uptake Via a Perceptually Regulated Exercise Test (PRET) J Exerc Sci Fitness; 2009 7(2): 122-128

Buckley JP, Sim J, Eston RG. Reproducibility of ratings of perceived exertion soon after myocardial infarction: responses in the stress-testing clinic and the rehabilitation gymnasium. Ergonomics, 2009 52(4): 421 – 427.

Whyte, G.,Godfrey, R., O’Hanlon, R., Wilson, M., Buckley, J. and Sharma, S. Acute myocardial infarction in the presence of normal coronaries and the absence of risk factors in a young, lifelong regular exerciser. Br Med J Case Reports. 2009; doi:10.1136/bcr.07.2008.0384

Godfrey RJ, Whyte GR, Buckley J, Quinlivan R. The role of lactate in the exercise-induced human growth hormone response: evidence from McArdle's disease. Br J Sports Med 2009; 43: 521-525


Buckley JP. The Nuances of Physical Activity in the Prevention and Rehabilitation of Cardiac Disease. The National Association of Primary Care, Review, Summer, 2006

Buckley J.P., Sim J., Hession R., Fox R. (2004) Reliability and validity of the measures taken during the Chester Step test to predict aerobic power and to prescribe aerobic exercise. British Journal of Sports Medicine 38(2):197-205.

Buckley, J. (2002) How hard is hard? Ratings of perceived exertion explained. SportEx Health 11: 19 – 21.

Buckley, J.P., Eston, R.G. and Sim, J. (2000). Ratings of perceived exertion in Braille: validity and reliability in production mode. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 34, 297 – 302.

Buckley, J.P., Davis, J.A.S. and Simpson, T. (1999). Cardio-respiratory responses to rowing ergometer and treadmill exercise soon after myocardial infarction. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 31, 1721 – 1726.

Willmer, K.A., Abraheem, A., Hackett K., Simpson, T., Buckley, J.P. and Davis, J.A.S. (1999). Rehabilitation following myocardial infarction: evaluation of both “fast-track” and low level exercise on both physical and psychological parameters. Coronary Health Care, 3, 178 – 182.

Buckley, J.P. and Kerwin D.G. (1988). The role of the biceps and triceps brachii during tennis serving. Ergonomics, 31, 1621 – 1629.

Buckley, J. Sports medicine: Taking care of your tennis elbow. Coaching Review, The Coaching Association of Canada; (November/December) 39 – 42, 1985.


Bachelor of Physical Education (BPE) combined with Business Studies  (The University of British Columbia, 1986)

Master of Science (MSc); PE and Sports Science (Loughborough University, 1987)

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) (Keele University, 2003)


Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) (2014),

Chartered Scientist; Sport & Exercise Sciences (2013)

Accredited Exercise Physiologist, British Association of Sport & Exercise Science (1996 - present)

Member, American College of Sports Medicine (1996 – present)