Keeping you moving

Robert Buckley

B.Sc. (Adelaide), MBBS (UNDA), FRACGP

WSEMC Since: 2021

Dr Robert Buckley is an experienced Sports Medicine clinician, providing thorough and considered consultations to patients. Whether you are a weekend warrior, elite athlete, or just simply have a painful joint, he is able to provide expert care with a background of extensive knowledge, in all forms of joint and muscle pain.

Robert completed his medical studies at the University of Notre Dame (Fremantle, WA) in 2009, before returning home to work in South Australia. He completed his hospital training at Flinders Medical Centre, before entering General Practice in 2012. Upon successful competition of his GP fellowship in 2015, Robert has sub-specialised in his true passion of sports medicine.

Robert’s clinical experience includes work as the chief medical officer for the Port Adelaide Magpies Football Club from 2014-2020, including work as a game day officer with the Port Power Football Club. In 2019, he entered specialty training in the Australian Sports and Exercise Physician Training programme, and has further expanded his sports knowledge in 2021, whilst working in the AFLW, Festival of Cycling and the Adelaide International Tennis Tournament as a tournament physician.

Robert is described by colleagues as an approachable, thorough and dedicated sports doctor. His interests outside of work include, running, cycling and participating in triathlons.

Involvement with teams and associations

2021

  • Greater Western Sydney AFL Women’s (AFLW) – Relieving Medical Officer
  • Festival of Cycling, SA – Assistant Medical Officer
  • Adelaide International - WTA Tennis Tournament – Memorial Drive – Tournament Physician

2020

  • Essendon, Sydney and Hawthorn Football Clubs – Relieving Medical Officer - Adelaide
  • Davis Cup Tennis – Australia vs Brazil – Independent Medical Officer

2014 – 2020

  • Port Adelaide Magpies FC - Chief Medical Officer
  • Port Adelaide Power FC – Relieving Medical Officer

Greatest Sporting Moment

Atlanta Olympics (1996) - Kieran Perkin’s swimming gold medal in the 1500m Freestyle from Lane 8!

Robert Buckley