Dr Alyx Taylor







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Academic CV

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



Employment History

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


Professional roles

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


Professional memberships         

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

Selected Publications

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 Health16(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 Development89(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 Medicine18(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 Neuroendocrinology23(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 Disorders130(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 Practice17(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 Health14(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. Stress12(6), 549-554.

Taylor, A., Glover, V., Marks, M., & Kammerer, M. (2009). Diurnal pattern of cortisol output in postnatal depression. Psychoneuroendocrinology34(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

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