About Associate Professor Tom Buckley

Tom has been a registered nurse who has practised in the UK, USA and Australia in specialties such as nephrology, intensive care and acute cardiology. He has 10 years experience, teaching in the University setting along with extensive experience in using high fidelity simulation in emergency response and advanced life support training. Tom’s key research interests and current research projects involve investigating the links between psychological stress and cardiovascular risk, use of immersive simulation in graduate education and Nurse Practitioner prescribing practices.

Selected publications


Buckley T. & Gordon, Medical-surgical nurses’ ability to recognize and manage patient clinical emergencies is enhanced following high-fidelity simulation training. Nurse Education Today (2010 in press, available online. doi:10.1016/j.nedt.2010.04.004)

Dunn, S.V., Cashin, A, Buckley, T, Newman, C. (2010) Nurse practitioner prescribing practice in Australia. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. 55: 150-155.

Buckley, T.
, McKinley, S., Tofler, G., Bartrop, R. (2010) Cardiovascular risk in early bereavement: A literature review and proposed mechanisms. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 47(2) 229-238 

Cashin, A.,
Buckley T., Newman & Dunn, S. (2009) Nurse Practitioner provision of patient education related to medicine. Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing 27 (2) 12-18.

Gordon, C., & Buckley T. (2009) An evaluation of high fidelity simulation training of medical-surgical graduate students in responding to patient clinical emergencies Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing. 40(11) 491-498.

McKinley, S., Dracup, K., Moser, D.K., Riegel., B., Doering, L.V., Mieschke, H., Aitken, L., Buckley T. & Pelter, M. (2009) The effect of a short one-on-one nursing intervention on knowledge, attitudes and beliefs related to response to acute coronary syndrome in people with coronary heart disease: A randomized controlled trial. International Journal of Nursing Studies. 46(8) 1037-1046.

Buckley, T.,
Bartrop, R., McKinley, S., Ward, C., Bramwell, M., Roche, D., Mihailidou, A.S., Morel-Kopp, M-C., Spinaze, M., Hocking, B., Goldston, K., Tennant, C. & Tofler, G. A prospective study of early bereavement on psychological and behavioural cardiac risk factors. Internal Medicine Journal 2009;39:370-378. 

Newman, C., Buckley, T., Dunn, S. and Cashin, A. (2009) Preferences for continuing education through existing electronic access for Australian Nurse Practitioners and its implication in prescribing potential. Collegian 16, 79-83

Shaw, E., Tofler, G.H.,
Buckley, T., Bajorek, B, & Ward M.  (2009) Therapy for triggered acute risk prevention: A study of feasibility.  Heart, Lung and Circulation 18(5) 347-352.

Buckley, T
., McKinley, S., Gallagher, R., Dracup, K., Moser, D.K. & Aitken, L.M. (2007) The effect of education and counselling on knowledge, attitudes and beliefs about responses to acute myocardial infarction symptoms. European Journal Cardiovascular Nursing. 6(20) 105-111. 

Published conference abstracts
T Buckley, AS Mihailidou, R Bartrop, C Ward, MC Morel-Kopp, S McKinley, M Spinaze, G Tofler. (2009) An evaluation of Psychological and Physiological Determinants of Cardiovascular Risk in Early Bereavement. Heart, Lung &Circulation. 18 (3) S7

Tofler, G., Soo Hoo, S.Y., Buckley, T., O’Farrell, A., Shaw, E., Spinaze, M., Hansen, P. (2009) Triggers of acute myocardial infarction: role of heavy physical exertion, anger and respiratory infection. Heart, Lung &Circulation. 18 (3) S289

Morel-Kopp, M.C, Buckley, T., Chen, W., Tofler, G., McKinley, S., Bartrop, R, Ward, C.M. (2009)  An Evaluation of thrombotic changes in bereavement. Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis. Vol 7 Suppl 2: Abstract PP-MO-410.

Mihailidou, A.S., Buckley, T., Spinaze, M., Roche, D., Bramwell, M., McKinley, S., Morel-Kopp, M-C., Ward, C., Bartrop, R. & Tofler, G. (2009) Increased blood pressure load during bereavement: Potential mechanism for increased cardiovascular risk. Hypertension 53: 1113. 

Buckley, T.
, Morel-Kopp, M-C., Bartrop, R., McKinley, S., Ward, C., Mihailidou, A.S., Goldstone, K., Bramwell, M., Hocking, B., Roche, D., Spinaze, M., Tennant, C. & Tofler G.H. (2007). Inflammatory and Thrombotic Changes in Bereavement: A Potential Mechanism of Increased Cardiovascular Risk. Circulation 116 (16) II- 844. 

McKinley, S., Doering, L.V., Meischke, H., Moser, D.K., Riegel, B., Aitken, L.M., Buckley, T, Marshall, A. & Dracup, K. (2007) A Nursing Intervention Increases Knowledge, Attitudes and Beliefs About responses to Acute Coronary Syndrome in people with Coronary Heart Disease. Circulation. 116: II-389. 

Buckley, T.
, Bartrop, R., McKinley, S., Goldstone, K., Ward, C., Bramwell, M., Hocking, B., Roche, D.,  Mihailidou, A.S., Morel-Kopp, M-C., Spinaze, M., Tennant, C. & Tofler GH. (2007). An Evaluation of Psychological and Behavioural Factors During Bereavement . Heart, Lung and Circulation. 16 S1-S201

Buckley, T., Morel-Kopp, M-C., Bartrop, R., McKinley, S., Ward, C., Mihailidou, A.S., Goldstone, K., Bramwell, M., Hocking, B., Roche, D., Spinaze, M., Tennant, C. & Tofler G.H. (2007). Inflammatory, Thrombotic and Haemodynamic Changes in Bereavement. Heart, Lung and Circulation. 16 S1-S201