Dr Robert Buckley

Sports Doctor

Experienced In

  • Sports medicine
  • General practice


Dr Buckley is available for consultation at our Stepney Healthcare Hub. To make an appointment, contact 08 8362 8111 or email medical@sportsmed.com.au.


  • Bachelor of Science, University of Adelaide
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, University of Notre Dame, Western Australia
  • Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
  • Medical Officer, Port Adelaide Football Club (SANFL), 2014 – present


  • 2017
  • AFL Doctors Association “Emergency Management Course”
    – Management of Sports Trauma
    – BLS and ALS managementSA Sports Medicine Association Lecture “Injury Recovery”SA Sports Medicine Association Lecture “To screen or not to screen: Is screening relevant”SA Sports Medicine Association Lecture “The complicated adolescent runner”
  • 2016
  • MRI Course –Knee MRI – Dr. Jonathan Heysen (Radiologist)SA Sports Medicine Association Lecture “Back pain in athletes”
  • 2013
  • Aboriginal Cultural Awareness Camp – Sturt Fleurieu Academic ProgramMental Health Skills Training – Sturt Fleurieu Academic Program
  • 2011
  • Advanced Paediatric Life Support


  • 2017

Australia College of Sports Physicians Annual Conference, Gold Coast

  • 2016

AFL Doctors Association Conference, SA

  • 2015

AFL Doctors Association Conference, QLD

  • 2014

AFL Doctors Association Conference, TAS


  • 2017

Sports – Head and Trunk Injuries, 2nd Year Physiotherapists

Management of Concussion, Sports Trainers

  • 2016

Common Eye Injuries in Football, AFL Doctors Conference

Recognising Concussion, Sports Trainers

Lateral Ankle Sprains, Sports Trainers

  • 2013

Asthma Management, Flagstaff Hill Medical Centre

  • 2012

Common Knee Injuries, Flinders Medical Centre

Approach to Facial Injuries, Flinders Medical Centre

Intracranial bleeding, Flinders Medical Centre

Member Of

  • AFL Medical Officer Association
  • South Australian Sports Medicine Association
  • Royal Australian College of General Practice

Awards & Achievements

  • Australian Team Representative, Triathlon Age-Group, World Championships, 2012 & 2013
  • Olympic Distance Triathlon, Auckland, 2012
  • Sprint Distance Triathlon, London, 2013
  • FUSE Multisport Triathlon team, 2012 – 2016
  • Player, Glenelg Football Club, 1997 & 2000
  • Player, Brighton District Football Club, 1997-2000

Personal Interests

  • Football
  • Triathlon
  • Cycling
  • Travel



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