Name: Dr Alyx Taylor
Current Academic Position
2016 - date AECC University College, Senior Lecturer Physiology
Research Leader for the School of Rehabilitation, Sport and Psychology
Convener for the Research Centre for Health, Exercise and Sports Science
2009 – 2016 King’s College London, Senior Lecturer Physiology & Biochemistry
Director for Graduate & Professional Entry to Medicine Programme
Programme Leader for International Postgraduate Diploma Science Programme
Programme Leader for International Science Foundation Programme
Deputy Chair of the Research Ethics Committee for Biomedical Sciences, Dentistry and Medicine
2000 – 2009 University West London, Senior Lecturer Exercise & Health
Programme leader for MSc. Exercise and Behavioural Medicine
Liaison tutor for CPPD Clinical Pharmacology, HMR Clinical Research Org., Central Middlesex Hospital
1996 – 1999 Kingston University, Lecturer Physiology & Biochemistry
2020 – date External Examiner for University of Bradford
2017 – date External Examiner for University of Central Lancashire
2015 – date Co-chief Editor Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
1994 – date Marcé Society Member and Committee Member (1994 – 1999)
1996 PhD Biochemistry, Imperial College London
1985 MSc Information Science, City University, London
1984 BSc Biochemistry with Chemistry, Queen Elizabeth College London
2020 MSc Psychology, University of Derby
2017 HEA Cert, External Examiners, Advance HE
2011 PGCert Academic Practice, King’s College London
2010 Cambridge ESOL (CELTA), Cambridge
2017 - British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences
2017 - British Psychological Society
2015 - Research Council for Complementary Medicine
2012 - Fellowship Advance HE (Higher Education Academy)
1996 - Cortisol Network
1994 - Marcé Society
Research Expertise https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Alyx_Taylor/projects
· Effects of perinatal maternal mental health on foetal and child development
· Human Stress Response
· Neuroendocrinology of affective disorders
· Physical exercise and psychological techniques for stress management
Taylor, A. (Ed.). (2021). Stress and Health: Understanding the effects and examining interventions. Basel, Switzerland: MDPI.
Goren, G., Sarid, O., Philippou, P., & Taylor, A. (2020). Sense of Coherence Mediates the Links between Job Status Prior to Birth and Postpartum Depression: A Structured Equation Modelling Approach. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 17, 6189. doi:10.3390/ijerph17176189
Taylor, A., Novo, D., & Foreman, D. (2019). An exercise program designed for children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder for use in school physical education: feasibility and utility. Healthcare, 7(3), 102. doi:10.3390/healthcare7030102
Taylor, A., Foreman, D. (2019). Exercise to increase engagement of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in physical education: Method development. Movement and Nutrition in Health and Disease. 3, 33−37. doi:10.5283/mnhd.18
O’Higgins, M., Roberts, I. S. J., Glover, V., & Taylor, A. (2013). Mother-child bonding at 1 year; associations with symptoms of postnatal depression and bonding in the first few weeks. Archives of Women's Mental Health, 16(5), 381-389.
Ventura, T., Gomes, M. C., Pita, A., Neto, M. T., & Taylor, A. (2013). Digit ratio (2D: 4D) in newborns: influences of prenatal testosterone and maternal environment. Early Human Development, 89(2), 107-112.
Huang, W., Taylor, A., Howie, J., & Robinson, N. (2012). Is the diurnal profile of salivary cortisol concentration a useful marker for measuring reported stress in acupuncture research? A randomized controlled pilot study. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 18(3), 242-250.
O’Keane, V., Lightman, S., Patrick, K., Marsh, M., Papadopoulos, A. S., Pawlby, S., ... & Moore, R. (2011). Changes in the maternal hypothalamic‐pituitary‐adrenal axis during the early puerperium may be related to the postpartum ‘blues’. Journal of Neuroendocrinology, 23(11), 1149-1155.
O'Keane, V., Lightman, S., Marsh, M., Pawlby, S., Papadopoulos, A. S., Taylor, A., ... & Patrick, K. (2011). Increased pituitary–adrenal activation and shortened gestation in a sample of depressed pregnant women: A pilot study. Journal of Affective Disorders, 130(1-2), 300-305.
Huang, W., Howie, J., Taylor, A., & Robinson, N. (2011). An investigation into the effectiveness of traditional Chinese acupuncture (TCA) for chronic stress in adults: a randomised controlled pilot study. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, 17(1), 16-21.
Kammerer, M., Glover, V., Anderman, C. P., Künzli, H., Taylor, A., Von Castelberg, B., & Marks, M. (2011). The DSM IV diagnoses of melancholic and atypical depression in pregnancy. Archives of Women's Mental Health, 14(1), 43-48.
O'Donnell, K., Kammerer, M., O'Reilly, R., Taylor, A., & Glover, V. (2009). Salivary α-amylase stability, diurnal profile and lack of response to the cold hand test in young women. Stress, 12(6), 549-554.
Taylor, A., Glover, V., Marks, M., & Kammerer, M. (2009). Diurnal pattern of cortisol output in postnatal depression. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 34(8), 1184-1188.
Taylor A., Atkins R., Kumar R., Adams D. & Glover V. (2005). A New Mother-to-Infant Bonding Scale: links with early maternal mood. Archives of Women’s Mental Health, 8(1), 45-51.
Taylor A., Fisk N. & Glover V. (2000). Mode of delivery and subsequent stress response. The Lancet, 355, 120