Jane Buckle, Ph.D., RN, has a background in critical care nursing and is UK certified in massage therapy, clinical aromatherapy, herbal and aromatic medicine and adult education.
She obtained her bachelor's degree (BPhil, Exeter Univ.) in Complementary Medicine after carrying out one of the earliest clinical trials using aromatherapy in critical care.
She has an MA in Clinical Aromatherapy (Middlesex Univ., London) and a Ph.D. in Health Service Management (Columbus Univ., LA, USA).
She is currently an NIH-funded Complementary and Alternative Medicine Research Fellow at the Center for Clinical Epiemiology and Biostatistics (CCEB) in the School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA. Before joining the CCEB, Dr. Buckle was faculty at University of Minnesota, and adjunct faculty at New York University, Bastyr University, WA and The College of New Rochelle NY.
first book, Clinical Aromatherapy in Nursing, was published by Arnold, London, 1997 and has been accepted as the text in nursing.
A second book Clinical Aromatherapy: Essential Oils in Practice was published by Churchill Livingstone 2003 and has been called "the evidence-based text for clinical aromatherapy".
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Dr. Buckle is the director of R J Buckle Associates, an educational consultancy dedicated to integration of clinical aromatherapy into mainstream medicine.
created a certification course for health professionals that is endorsed by the American Holistic Nurses Association
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is an approved educator for Planetree Hospitals Inc.
pioneered a method of touch for the critically ill or fragile called the 'm' technique®.
It is a registered method of touch suitable when the giver is not trained in massage.
Simple to do and easy to learn, the 'm' technique® is being taught in universities, hospitals, hospices and long-term care facilities in the USA.
The 'm' has been taught for university credit and CEUs.
'm' courses began in the UK in summer 2004.
creates postgraduate courses for USA universities and is published widely in medical and nursing journals.
lectures and presents internationally and was a guest speaker at the World Economic Forum
in Davos, Switzerland in 1999.
is currently involved in clinical research.
She is a board member of ARC (Aromatherapy Registration Council) and an advisor to NAHA's education committee.
She on the editorial board of The International Aromatherapy Journal Of Aromatherapy and is on the advisory board of Alternative Therapies in Health & Medicine.
She is a reviewer for several peer-reviewed journals and has been a reviewer for NIH grants.