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Dr Tom Buckley is an internationally recognised expert on the impact of stress on human health and wellbeing. He is currently Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine and Health at the University of Sydney and was the Director of Research at The Performance Clinic for more than six years.

Tom has qualifications in Health Sciences, a Masters’ degree in Nursing specialising in intensive care and cardiology and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree. He has published over eighty peer-reviewed scientific publications as well as contributed over twenty invited book chapters and written three textbooks.

Tom started his working career as a registered nurse, while pursuing his ambitions as a track athlete and later a triathlete. As a result of his experience in health and sport, Tom developed a special interest in the impact of stress on human functioning and the importance of recovery for optimal human wellbeing and performance. His doctoral studies were recognised internationally as ‘ground breaking’, identifying physiological pathways associated with life stressors.

Since completing his doctorate, Tom had developed a program of research in the identification and management of cardiovascular risk factors as well as developing expertise in the human factors of performance and behavioural science. His work is regularly featured on national and international TV, radio and print media. Dr Tom is also co-author of MatchFit for Work and Life.

 When not pursuing his research passions, Tom can often be found immersed in nature, either running, mountain biking or chasing his two children around a motocross track.

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