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Dr Christopher Buckley

Lecturer

Department: Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation

Prior to becoming a Lecturer within the Sports, Exercise, and Rehabilitation department at Northumbria University, I received a BSc in Sport and Exercise Science from the University of Chester. I then shifted my biomechanical interests to a clinical perspective where I studied an MSc in Biomechanics of Gait and Posture at Liverpool John Moores University. Following the completion of my MSc, I conducted a collaborative MRes/Ph.D. based between the Mechanical engineering department at the University of Sheffield and Newcastle University. My Ph.D. focussed on the movement of the upper body during gait and if novel ways of assessing signals obtained from wearable technology could highlight specific impairments for people with Parkinson’s disease. Thereafter I became a member of Brain and Movement Research Group where I worked as a research associate and used the knowledge I had gained from my Ph.D. to work on a variety of both national and international projects. Now I am happy to join Northumbria University where I hope my educational and research background can inspire those studying Physiotherapy and also Sport and exercise science. 

Christopher Buckley

My research interests connect the biomechanics of human movement and the objective quantification of gait and posture using wearable technology. In particular, I want to determine the value of wearable technology as a means to quantify human movement from accelerometer-based data and how novel signal processing techniques may provide unique and specific biomarkers to a mixture of movement disorders. I strive towards discovering the optimum techniques of measuring human mobility so that it can both identify those at risk of mobility impairment, but also, to improve the efficacy of person-centered interventions so that people can remain physically active well into their later years. 

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Auditory rhythmical cueing to improve gait in community-dwelling stroke survivors (ACTIVATE): a pilot randomised controlled trial, Shaw, L., McCue, P., Brown, P., Buckley, C., Del Din, S., Francis, R., Hunter, H., Lord, S., Price, C., Rodgers, H., Rochester, L., Moore, S. 12 Nov 2022, In: Pilot and Feasibility Studies
  • Walking is Associated With Physical Capacity and Fatigue but not Cognition in Long-Term Care Residents, Taylor, L., Lord, S., Parsons, J., Moyes, S., Rehman, R., Buckley, C., Rochester, L., Del Din, S., Kerse, N. 15 Jun 2022, In: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
  • Balance Impairments as Differential Markers of Dementia Disease Subtype, McArdle, R., Pratt, S., Buckley, C., Del Din, S., Galna, B., Thomas, A., Rochester, L., Alcock, L. 11 Mar 2021, In: Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology
  • Accelerometry-Based Digital Gait Characteristics for Classification of Parkinson's Disease: What Counts?, Rehman, R., Buckley, C., Micó-Amigo, M., Kirk, C., Dunne-Willows, M., Mazzà, C., Shi, J., Alcock, L., Rochester, L., Del Din, S. 21 Jan 2020, In: IEEE Open Journal of Engineering in Medicine and Biology
  • Evaluating the effects of an exercise program (Staying UpRight) for older adults in long-term care on rates of falls: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial, Taylor, L., Parsons, J., Taylor, D., Binns, E., Lord, S., Edlin, R., Rochester, L., Del Din, S., Klenk, J., Buckley, C. 8 Jan 2020, In: Trials
  • Quantifying Reliable Walking Activity with a Wearable Device in Aged Residential Care: How Many Days Are Enough?, Buckley, C., Cavadino, A., Del Din, S., Lord, S., Taylor, L., Rochester, L., Kerse, N. 5 Nov 2020, In: Sensors
  • Evaluation of daily walking activity and gait profiles: a novel application of a time series analysis framework, Buckley, C., McArdle, R., Galna, B., Thomas, A., Rochester, L., Del Din, S. 23 Jul 2019, Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS, Piscataway, NJ, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
  • Gait Asymmetry Post-Stroke: Determining Valid and Reliable Methods Using a Single Accelerometer Located on the Trunk, Buckley, C., Micó Amigo, E., Dunne-Willows, M., Godfrey, A., Hickey, A., Lord, S., Del Din, S., Moore, S. 19 Dec 2019, In: Sensors
  • The Role of Movement Analysis in Diagnosing and Monitoring Neurodegenerative Conditions: Insights from Gait and Postural Control, Buckley, C., Alcock, L., McArdle, R., Ur Rehman, R., Del Din, S., Mazzà, C., Yarnall, A., Rochester, L. 6 Feb 2019, In: Brain Sciences
  • Upper body accelerations as a biomarker of gait impairment in the early stages of Parkinson's disease, Buckley, C., Galna, B., Rochester, L., Mazzà, C. 1 Jun 2019, In: Gait and Posture

  • Mechanical Engineering PhD March 16 2018
  • MRes July 01 2014
  • Sports Science (Education) MSc July 01 2013
  • BSc (Hons) July 01 2012


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