Professor Adrian Taylor
Profiles

Professor Adrian Taylor

Associate Dean for Research

Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry

Role

My main research interest is in the effects of health behaviour change interventions on mental health and well-being. I have conducted laboratory studies, randomised controlled trials, systematic reviews and meta-analyses, and qualitative research.

A growing focus is on tackling health inequalities through multiple health behaviour change interventions.

I have been founding Co-Editor of Mental Health and Physical Activity since 2008 (http://ees.elsevier.com/menpa/ ) and have reviewed widely for international journals, scientific grant review boards. I co-authored the NHS National Quality Assurance Framework for GP exercise referral schemes (www.doh.gov.uk)

 

Qualifications

Since completing my PhD at the University of Toronto in 1989 in the Graduate Department of Community Health, I spent 10, 3 and 10.5 years, respectively, at the Universities of Brighton, De Montfort, and Exeter in teaching and research posts, with medical students, physiotherapists, podiatrists, and sport and exercise scientists.

Teaching interests

I have taught a wide range of health professionals on topics related to health behaviour change and self-regulation, particularly of relevance to enhancing well-being among mental health patients and smokers.

I have supervised 17 PhD students and been examiner for over 30 postgraduate students.  

Research interests

I have been developing research interests and skills since starting my first academic post in 1989, and conducting funded mixed methods research on adherence in injury rehabilitation services and GP exercise referral schemes in the early 1990s. Since the late 1990s my focus has been on developing and evaluating interventions targeted at health behaviour change to enhance mental health, well-being, and quality of life. 

Laboratory research, has involved fMRI brain scanning, eye tracker/dot probe tasks to assess attentional bias, and assessment of cravings, withdrawal symptoms and affect following exercise among smokers, heavy alcohol consumers and snackers. 

Physical activity interventions have been developed and evaluated with RCTs for a range of clinical conditions including obesity, hypertension, type two diabetes, falls prevention, COPD, depression, alcohol misuse and nicotine addiction. I co-led the client-centred intervention development for the largest trial (TREAD) on treating depression with exercise in primary care, and for an exercise assisted reduction to stop smoking (EARS). I am currently Chief Investigator for 3 randomised controlled trials funded by the NIHR (total value over £3.5m) and co-applicant on 3 other funded studies. 

Systematic reviews have been published on the effects of exercise on outcomes for Parkinson’s patients, bi-polar depression and smoking cessation, on the effects of primary care exercise referral schemes on physical activity, and one funded by the NIHR is underway on sport, exercise and physical activity for alcohol and substance misuse.

Qualitative research has been conducted with patients attending exercise referral schemes, sports injury centres, primary care and IAPT Services for depression, and Stop Smoking Services. A range of health practitioners have been interviewed individually and in focus groups regarding service delivery. Support sessions have been transcribed and analysis of intervention fidelity conducted.  

Research degrees awarded to supervised students

Research degrees awarded to (17) supervised students (selected examples)

Jeff Lambert (2013-17). Assessing interventionfidelity in physical activity interventions with behavioural support forenhancing mental health. ESRC funded.

Lewis Elliott (2012-15). Interactions betweenphysical activity, well-being and the natural environment. University ofExeter. PhD. ESRC funded.

Tom Thompson (2015). Exercise assisted reduction tostop smoking among ‘hard to reach’ smokers: A randomized trial.  University of Exeter. PhD.

Marcela Haasova (2014). The acute effects onattentional bias to smoking and snack food images. University of Exeter. PhD.

Charlotte Benjamin (2013). The acute effects ofexercise on affect and motivation in children. University of Exeter. PhD.

Hwa Jung Oh (2012). The acute effects of exercise on food cravings. PhD. International student. University of Exeter.

Melfy Eddosary (2010). The determinants of exercise intention and behaviour for Saudi youngsters: An application of the Theory of Planned Behaviour. PhD, University of Exeter. Saudi funded.

Kate Janse van Rensburg (2010). Effects of acute exercise on smoking-related outcomes. PhD, University of Exeter.Vicki Goodwin. (2010). The effect of a targeted exercise programme on falls and function for people with Parkinson’s disease (GETuP Study). PhD. Co-supervisor, Registered in Peninsula College of Medicine & Dentistry. NIHR funded PhD studentship.

Andy Soundy (2007). Physical activity and psychological well-being among people with severe and enduring mental illness. PhD. University of Exeter.

Michael Ussher (2002). A randomised controlled trial to evaluate the effectiveness of exercise as a smoking cessation intervention. PhD First Supervisor from 1998-2000 at the University of Brighton, then co-supervisor when registered at University of London. Cancer UK funded trial.

Mark Hamer (2002). The relationship between aerobic exercise and cardiovascular stress reactivity in offspring of hypertensive families. PhD Co-supervisor at De Montfort University. 

Sarah Hardcastle. (2002). Processes of change in physical activity and self-perceptions among women in exercise referral programmes: a qualitative approach. PhD, University of Brighton.

David Gilbourne (1998).  An examination of the perceptions and implementation of psychological skills training in a sports injury rehabilitation setting, through Action Research. PhD. U of Brighton.

Sally May (1995). Factors influencing compliance to sports injury regimen. PhD. U. of Brighton.

Grants & contracts

As Principal Investigator

1/2/2017 (44 months). A multi-centred Trial ofphysical Activity assisted Reduction of Smoking (TARS). NIHR HTA15/111/01 (awarded). C.£1.8m. A.H. Taylor(C.I.), S. Creanor, T. Thompson, C.Hayward (Plymouth University), C. Green, C. Greaves (Exeter University), P.Aveyard (U of Oxford), M. Ussher (St George’s University of London), Rachel Murray (Nottingham U), Dan Preece (Plymouth City Council).

1/1/2016-31/12/2017. Improving health, undercommunity supervision, with the support of a Health Trainer: Developing and evaluating a pilotrandomised controlled trial. NIHR PHR Project:14/54/19. £708,763.80 (awarded).Taylor A. H. (C.I.)(15% fte), Quinn, C., Callaghan, L.,Sinclair, J,Thompson, T, Byng R, Creanor, S, Green, C, Hawton, A, Annison, J, Hayward, C, Wallace, G.

1/1/2015-31/1/2018 A multi-centredRCT of an augmented exercise referral scheme using web-based behavioural support in individuals withmetabolic, musculo-skeletal and mental healthconditions.  NIHR HTA Project: 13/25/20. £1,341,705. Taylor A. H. (C.I.)(0.3-0.4 fte), Taylor, R., Yardley, L,  N. Mutrie, K. Jolly, Anokye, N., Dean, S.,Greaves, C., Campbell, J., Jane, B., Little, P., Woolfe, T., Erwin, J.,Vickery, J. 

2012-2014           Integrating Behavioural Activation and Physical Activity promotion (BAcPAc): A pilot randomised controlled trial with depressed patients. Funded NPRI-4 (MRC & partners). £290,413.  A. H. Taylor (P.I.), P. Farrand (co-PI)(Mood Disorder Centre, Psychology), M. Hillsdon and A. Rowlands (SHS), R. Taylor, C. Green, C. Greaves, P. Evans (PCMD).

2010-2012           An exploratory trial to evaluate the effects of a physical activity intervention as a smoking cessation induction and cessation aid among the ‘hard to reach. (in Stonehouse and Devonport, Plymouth).  NIHR (HTA). Grant HTA 07/78/02 (£430,093k).  A. H. Taylor (P.I.)(20% fte), A. Rowlands (Exeter University), C. Green, R. Taylor, C. Greaves, J. Campbell, R. Ayres, R. Byng (PCMD), P. Aveyard (U of Oxford), M. Ussher (St George’s University of London), R. West, S. Michie (UCL). 

2009-2011           The Clinical and Cost Effectiveness of Exercise Referral Systems: A Systematic Review & Economic evaluation. NIHR HTA Project: 08/72/01. £160k. R. Taylor (PCMD)(co-PI), A. H. Taylor (co-PI (Exeter), P. Trueman (York), K. Fox (Bristol), M. Hillsdon (Exeter), C. Green, Moxham, Campbell (PCMD).

2006-7         Walking as an aid to smoking cessation: a feasibility study in an NHS Stop Smoking Service (in Plymouth & Birmingham). National Prevention Research Initiative (NPRI-1)(MRC, + partners). £68.5k awarded, to Exeter. A. H. Taylor (PI) & M. Ussher (co-applicant, at St George’s Medical School, U of London).

2007-9          A randomised controlled trial of an intervention to promote the effects of health enhancing physical activity (HEPA) on physical and psychosocial outcomes in patients with mild COPD who are being treated with Tiotropium. International Primary Care Respiratory Group (IPCRG). Total £137k split 50:50 with PMS. A.H. Taylor (PI). Co-applicants: R. Jones, J. Campbell (PMS) & D. Price (Uni of Aberdeen).

2002            Understanding behaviour change and effectiveness of NHS GP exercise referral schemes, in East London: A qualitative study. Hackney & City PCT and Tower Hamlets PCT.  A.H. Taylor (P.I.)(£22.5k) at DMU.

2001-2003            The effects of an exercise referral scheme for chronic low back pain patients on psycho-social and behavioural outcomes: A feasibility study. Bedford PCT. (£20k). A.H. Taylor (P.I.) at DMU.

1993-95     A randomized controlled trial to determine the effectiveness of a 10 week GP exercise referral scheme on modifiable CHD risk factors and psychological well being, with a 9 month follow-up.  South-East Thames Regional Health Authority, Primary Care Development Fund: (Project 2/93). A.H. Taylor (P.I.)(U. of Brighton) awarded £70,000.  

As co-applicant

1/5/2016 – 31/10/2017. A systematic review ofphysical activity for alcohol and substance use disorders: evidencesynthesis with stakeholder engagement to formulate practical  recommendations. NIHR RfPB, PB-PG-0215-36117. £154,528(awarded). Tom Thompson (PI), co-apps: A. Taylor (0.07fte), J. Sinclair, G. Wallace, J. Neale, Y., Wei, S.Creanor, R. Kandiyali.

1/1/2016 – 31/6/2017. Developing and exploring the acceptability and feasibility of an intervention to prevent oral disease in high risk child populations. MRC – Intervention development gran£149,742 (awarded). Liz Kay (P.I.), co-apps Cath Quinn, Adrian Taylor (0.05fte).

1/1/2015 – 28/2/2016. A development study to examine feasibility and acceptability of pulmonary rehabilitation in Uganda for adults with chronic respiratory disease.MRC/DfID/Wellcome Global Health Trials Development Grant. £136,086. Jones, R (PI),   Taylor, A.H., (0.01fte), Hyland, M., Rance, S., Barton, A. & Singh, S.

2012             The impact of exercise referral for people aged 40 and over in drug addiction services. £19k funded by North West NHS Flexibility and Sustainability Funding scheme.  Beynon, C. (P.I.)(U. of Liverpool). Co-applicants: Cable, T., Gabbay, M., Taylor, A. H. (£3k), Roberts, H., Frith, L. Holland, D., Holland, S. 

2008-12       A pragmatic randomised controlled trial of physical activity as an aid to smoking cessation during pregnancy. NIHR (HTA). £1,182,613. Michael Ussher (St George’s Hospital, University of London (P.I.). Co-applicants: Aveyard (Birmingham), Barton (Birmingham), Coleman (Nottingham), Lewis (Nottingham), Lewis (Minnesota, USA), Manyonda (London), Marcus (Brown Med Sch, USA), A. H. Taylor (Exeter), West (UCL). 

2006-2011           A pragmatic randomised controlled trial (Exercise-TREAD) to evaluate exercise prescription as a treatment for depression. (PI: Glyn Lewis (Epidemiology and Psychiatry, U. of Bristol)(Co-applicants: A. H. Taylor (SSHS, Exeter), J Campbell (PCMD, Exeter), D Sharpe, M Calnan, N. Wiles, D. Lawlor & S Hollinghurst (Primary Care, U. of Bristol), K Fox & A Haase (Exercise & Health Science, U. of Bristol). Involving a 4.5 year multi-centred trial (Exeter and Bristol). NIHR (HTA: 03/45/07. Total award = c. £905k. (£107k to AT).

2009-2010           The effect of targeted exercise on falls and function with people with Parkinson’s disease (GETuP Study): Economic evaluation.’  NIHR NHS Researcher Development Award. £9k. Rod Taylor (PI), S. Richards, V. Goodwin, J. Campbell, A.H. Taylor (SSHS), P. Ewings.

2006-2009            The effect of a targeted exercise programme on falls and function for people with Parkinson’s disease (GETuP Study).’ NIHR NHS Researcher Development Award: £240k PhD Fellowship. Lead applicant, V Goodwin (Physiotherapist); Co-applicants and Supervisors, Prof J. Campbell, S. Richards (PMS) & A.H. Taylor (SHS).

2004-6       Exercise as an aid for smoking cessation: Identifying effectiveness and efficacy’. P.I.: G. Faulkner (University of Toronto). Knowledge Synthesis Project, Canadian Tobacco Control Research Initiative. Total awarded, Ca $64k. Faulkner (PI), Co-applicants: A.H. Taylor (SHS, University of Exeter)(C $4k), Ferrence, R., (U of Toronto), Munro, S. & Selby, P. (Centre for Addiction & Mental Health, Toronto).

1999-2001      A randomized controlled trial of a tailored physical activity programme in smoking cessation. Cancer Research Campaign (£102,000). Prof R. West (P.I)(SGHMS). Co-applicants A.H. Taylor (U. of Brighton) & M. Ussher. At St George's Hospital Medical School, London.

1999-2002      Zoning in: Motivating the musical mind. Leverhulme Trust (£288,000). Prof J Rutterman (Director of Royal College of Music)(PI), Prof J. Gruzelier (Imperial College London), A. H. Taylor (U. of Brighton), J. Connolly (Sporting Bodymind), Yonti Solomon & Brian Hawkins (RCM).  A. Taylor led ‘Effects of chronic and acute exercise on psycho-physiological responses to laboratory and musical performance stress’ (received £35,000 PG student & ₤2500 for 10 day dissemination workshop in Lugano, Switzerland, and ₤1000 for dissemination workshop in Sydney, Australia). 

1998-2000             Effectiveness of walking promotion signs on Eastbourne seafront. (One of four national development projects chosen from over 50). British Heart Foundation/Countryside Agency, Project lead, Muir (E. Sussex, Brighton & Hove H.A.). Taylor (co-applicant). Funding for overall project (£90,000). A.H. Taylor (U. of Brighton) £9k for research.

Research groups

  • Plymouth Inequalities Group
  • VOYAGE: Rural and urban ageing and health inequalities

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
Giatras N, Wanninkhof E, Leontowitsch M, Lewis B, Taylor A, Cooper S & Ussher M 2017 'Lessons learned from the London Exercise and Pregnant (LEAP) Smokers randomised controlled trial process evaluation: implications for the design of physical activity for smoking cessation interventions during pregnancy' BMC Public Health 17, (1) , DOI PEARL
Thompson TP, Greaves CJ, Ayres R, Aveyard P, Warren FC, Byng R, Taylor RS, Campbell JL, Ussher M & Green C 2016 'An Exploratory Analysis of the Smoking and Physical Activity Outcomes From a Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial of an Exercise Assisted Reduction to Stop Smoking Intervention in Disadvantaged Groups' Nicotine & Tobacco Research 18, (3) 289-297 , DOI PEARL
Thompson TP, Greaves CJ, Ayres R, Aveyard P, Warren FC, Byng R, Taylor RS, Campbell JL, Ussher M & Michie S 2016 'Factors associated with study attrition in a pilot randomised controlled trial to explore the role of exercise-assisted reduction to stop (EARS) smoking in disadvantaged groups' Trials 17, (1) , DOI PEARL
Baxter S, Johnson M, Payne N, Buckley-Woods H, Blank L, Hock E, Daley A, Taylor A, Pavey T & Mountain G 2016 'Promoting and maintaining physical activity in the transition to retirement: a systematic review of interventions for adults around retirement age' International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 13, (1) , DOI PEARL
Haasova M, Warren FC, Thompson T, Ussher M & Taylor AH 2016 'The association between habitual physical activity and cigarette cravings, and influence of smokers’ characteristics in disadvantaged smokers not ready to quit' Psychopharmacology 233, (14) 2765-2774 , DOI PEARL
Ledochowski L, Ruedl G, Taylor AH & Kopp M 2015 'Acute Effects of Brisk Walking on Sugary Snack Cravings in Overweight People, Affect and Responses to a Manipulated Stress Situation and to a Sugary Snack Cue: A Crossover Study' PLOS ONE 10, (3) e0119278-e0119278 , DOI PEARL
Lowenstein JAS, Wright K, Taylor A & Moberly NJ 2015 'An investigation into the effects of different types of exercise on the maintenance of approach motivation levels' Mental Health and Physical Activity 9, 24-34 , DOI
Pentecost C, Farrand P, Greaves CJ, Taylor RS, Warren FC, Hillsdon M, Green C, Welsman JR, Rayson K & Evans PH 2015 'Combining behavioural activation with physical activity promotion for adults with depression: findings of a parallel-group pilot randomised controlled trial (BAcPAc)' Trials 16, (1) , DOI PEARL
Elliott LR, White MP, Taylor AH & Herbert S 2015 'Energy expenditure on recreational visits to different natural environments' Social Science & Medicine 139, 53-60 , DOI PEARL
Bernard P, Ninot G, Cyprien F, Courtet P, Guillaume S, Georgescu V, Picot M-C, Taylor A & Quantin X 2015 'Exercise and Counseling for Smoking Cessation in Smokers With Depressive Symptoms: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Trial' Journal of Dual Diagnosis 11, (3-4) 205-216 , DOI
Thompson TP, Greaves CJ, Ayres R, Aveyard P, Warren FC & Byng R 2015 'Lessons learned from recruiting socioeconomically disadvantaged smokes into a pilot randomized controlled trial to explore the role of Exercise Assisted Reduction then Stop (EARS) smoking' Trials 16, , DOI PEARL
Ussher M, Lewis S, Aveyard P, Manyonda I, West R, Lewis B, Marcus B, Riaz M, Taylor A & Daley A 2015 'Physical activity for smoking cessation in pregnancy: randomised controlled trial' BMJ 350, (may14 16) h2145-h2145 , DOI PEARL
Ussher M, Lewis S, Aveyard P, Manyonda I, West R, Lewis B, Marcus B, Riaz M, Taylor AH & Barton P 2015 'The London Exercise And Pregnant smokers (LEAP) trial: a randomised controlled trial of physical activity for smoking cessation in pregnancy with an economic evaluation' Health Technology Assessment 19, (84) 1-136 , DOI PEARL
Taylor AH, Thompson TP, Greaves C, Taylor RS, Green C, Warren F, Kandiyali F, Aveyard P, Ayres R & Byng R 2014 'A pilot randomized trial to assess the methods and procedures for evaluating the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of Exercise Assisted Reduction then Stop (EARS) among disadvantaged smokers' HTA Final Report , DOI
Ussher M, Aveyard P, Riaz M, Lewis S, Manyonda I, West R, Lewis B, Marcus B, Taylor AH & Barton P 2014 'A RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY FOR SMOKING CESSATION DURING PREGNANCY' ANNALS OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE 47, S239-S239 Author Site
Farrand P, Pentecost C, Greaves C, Taylor RS, Warren F, Green C, Hillsdon M, Evans P, Welsman J & Taylor AH 2014 'A written self-help intervention for depressed adults comparing behavioural activation combined with physical activity promotion with a self-help intervention based upon behavioural activation alone: study protocol for a parallel group pilot randomised controlled trial (BAcPAc)' Trials 15, Author Site , DOI PEARL
White A & Taylor A 2014 'Acupuncture for smoking cessation: where now?' Acupunct Med 32, (4) 306-307 Author Site , DOI
Taylor AH & Faulkner G 2014 'Evidence and theory into practice in different health care contexts: A call for more translational science' Mental Health and Physical Activity 7, (1) 1-5 , DOI
Ussher MH, Taylor AH & Faulkner GEJ 2014 'Exercise interventions for smoking cessation' COCHRANE DATABASE OF SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS (8) Author Site , DOI
Searle A, Haase AM, Chalder M, Fox KR, Taylor AH, Lewis G & Turner KM 2014 'Participants’ experiences of facilitated physical activity for the management of depression in primary care' Journal of Health Psychology 19, (11) 1430-1442 , DOI
Oh H & Taylor AH 2014 'Self-regulating smoking and snacking through physical activity' Health Psychol 33, (4) 349-359 Author Site , DOI
Haasova M, Warren FC, Ussher M, Janse Van Rensburg K, Faulkner G, Cropley M, Byron-Daniel J, Everson-Hock ES, Oh H & Taylor AH 2014 'The acute effects of physical activity on cigarette cravings: exploration of potential moderators, mediators and physical activity attributes using individual participant data (IPD) meta-analyses' Psychopharmacology (Berl) 231, (7) 1267-1275 Author Site , DOI
Cuijpers P, de Wit L & Taylor A 2014 'The effects of psychological treatments for adult depression on physical activity: A systematic review' Mental Health and Physical Activity 7, (1) 6-8 , DOI
Oh H & Taylor AH 2013 'A brisk walk, compared with being sedentary, reduces attentional bias and chocolate cravings among regular chocolate eaters with different body mass' Appetite 71, 144-149 Author Site , DOI
Taylor AH, Oh H & Cullen S 2013 'Acute effect of exercise on alcohol urges and attentional bias towards alcohol related images in high alcohol consumers' Mental Health and Physical Activity 6, (3) 220-226 , DOI
Tomporowski PD & Taylor AH 2013 'Editorial for physical activity and cognitive functioning' Mental Health and Physical Activity 6, (3) 163-164 , DOI
Hardcastle SJ, Taylor AH, Bailey MP, Harley RA & Hagger MS 2013 'Effectiveness of a motivational interviewing intervention on weight loss, physical activity and cardiovascular disease risk factors: a randomised controlled trial with a 12-month post-intervention follow-up' Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 10, Author Site , DOI PEARL
Beynon CM, Luxton A, Whitaker R, Cable NT, Frith L, Taylor AH, Zou L, Angell P, Robinson S & Holland D 2013 'Exercise referral for drug users aged 40 and over: results of a pilot study in the UK' BMJ OPEN 3, (5) Author Site , DOI
Chalder M, Wiles NJ, Campbell J, Hollinghurst SP, Haase AM, Taylor AH, Fox KR, Costelloe C, Searle A & Baxter H 2013 'Facilitated physical activity as a treatment for depressed adults: randomised controlled trial (Reprint from BMJ, vol 344, pg e2758, 2012)' BRITISH JOURNAL OF SPORTS MEDICINE 47, (10) 629-629 Author Site , DOI
Ledochowski L, Taylor AH, Haasova M, Faulkner GE, Ussher MH & Kopp M 2013 'Immediate effects of single bouts of exercise on cravings to smoke: A systematic review of the literature' ZEITSCHRIFT FUR GESUNDHEITSPSYCHOLOGIE 21, (3) 122-137 Author Site , DOI
Pavey TG, Taylor AH, Fox KR, Hillsdon M, Anokye N, Campbell JL, Foster C, Green C, Moxham T & Mutrie N 2013 'Republished research: Effect of exercise referral schemes in primary care on physical activity and improving health outcomes: systematic review and meta-analysis (Reprinted from BMJ vol 343, pg d6462, 2011)' BRITISH JOURNAL OF SPORTS MEDICINE 47, (8) 526-526 Author Site , DOI
Taylor AH 2013 'Routledge Handbook of Physical Activity and Mental Health' Mental Health and Physical Activity 6, (2) 101-102 , DOI
Haasova M, Warren FC, Ussher M, Janse Van Rensburg K, Faulkner G, Cropley M, Byron-Daniel J, Everson-Hock ES, Oh H & Taylor AH 2013 'The acute effects of physical activity on cigarette cravings: systematic review and meta-analysis with individual participant data' Addiction 108, (1) 26-37 Author Site , DOI
Chalder M, Wiles NJ, Campbell J, Hollinghurst SP, Searle A, Haase AM, Taylor AH, Fox KR, Baxter H & Davis M 2012 'A pragmatic randomised controlled trial to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of a physical activity intervention as a treatment for depression: the treating depression with physical activity (TREAD) trial' Health Technol Assess 16, (10) 1-iv Author Site , DOI
Kopp M, Steinlechner M, Ruedl G, Ledochowski L, Rumpold G & Taylor AH 2012 'Acute effects of brisk walking on affect and psychological well-being in individuals with type 2 diabetes' DIABETES RESEARCH AND CLINICAL PRACTICE 95, (1) 25-29 Author Site , DOI
Oh H & Taylor AH 2012 'Brisk walking reduces ad libitum snacking in regular chocolate eaters during a workplace simulation' Appetite 58, (1) 387-392 Author Site , DOI
Ussher M, Taylor AH & Faulkner G 2012 'Exercise for smoking cessation' Mental Health and Physical Activity 5, (1) 99-100 , DOI
Ussher MH, Taylor A & Faulkner G 2012 'Exercise interventions for smoking cessation' COCHRANE DATABASE OF SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS (1) Author Site , DOI
Ussher MH, Taylor A & Faulkner G 2012 'Exercise interventions for smoking cessation' Cochrane Database Syst Rev 1, Author Site , DOI
Chalder M, Wiles NJ, Campbell J, Hollinghurst SP, Haase AM, Taylor AH, Fox KR, Costelloe C, Searle A & Baxter H 2012 'Facilitated physical activity as a treatment for depressed adults: randomised controlled trial' BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL 344, Author Site , DOI PEARL
Wasley D, Taylor A, Backx K & Williamon A 2012 'Influence of fitness and physical activity on cardiovascular reactivity to musical performance' WORK-A JOURNAL OF PREVENTION ASSESSMENT & REHABILITATION 41, (1) 27-32 Author Site , DOI
Wright K, Armstrong T, Taylor A & Dean S 2012 ''It's a double edged sword': a qualitative analysis of the experiences of exercise amongst people with Bipolar Disorder' J Affect Disord 136, (3) 634-642 Author Site , DOI
Pavey T, Taylor A, Hillsdon M, Fox K, Campbell J, Foster C, Moxham T, Mutrie N, Searle J & Taylor R 2012 'Levels and predictors of exercise referral scheme uptake and adherence: a systematic review' JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY AND COMMUNITY HEALTH 66, (8) 737-744 Author Site , DOI
Ussher M, Aveyard P, Manyonda I, Lewis S, West R, Lewis B, Marcus B, Taylor AH, Barton P & Coleman T 2012 'Physical activity as an aid to smoking cessation during pregnancy (LEAP) trial: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial' TRIALS 13, Author Site , DOI PEARL
Hsin A, Faulkner GE, Taylor AH & Tremblay L 2012 'The effects of acute exercise on attentional bias toward smoking-related stimuli: A systematic review' JOURNAL OF SPORT & EXERCISE PSYCHOLOGY 34, S237-S237 Author Site
Van Rensburg KJ, Taylor A, Benattayallah A & Hodgson T 2012 'The effects of exercise on cigarette cravings and brain activation in response to smoking-related images' PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY 221, (4) 659-666 Author Site , DOI
Faulkner G & Taylor AH 2012 'Translating theory and evidence into practice: What is the role of health professionals?' Mental Health and Physical Activity 5, (1) 1-3 , DOI
Goodwin V, Richards SH, Henley W, Ewings P, Taylor AH & Campbell JL 2011 'An exercise intervention to prevent falls in people with Parkinson's disease: a pragmatic randomised controlled trial' Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry , DOI
Pavey TG, Taylor AH, Fox KR, Hillsdon M, Anokye N, Campbell JL, Foster C, Green C, Moxham T & Mutrie N 2011 'Effect of exercise referral schemes in primary care on physical activity and improving health outcomes: systematic review and meta-analysis' BMJ 343, Author Site
Searle A, Calnan M, Lewis G, Campbell J, Taylor A & Turner K 2011 'Patients' views of physical activity as treatment for depression: a qualitative study' British Journal of General Practice 61, (585) 149-156 , DOI
Pavey TG, Anokye N, Taylor AH, Trueman P, Moxham T, Fox KR, Hillsdon M, Green C, Campbell JL & Foster C 2011 'The clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of exercise referral schemes: a systematic review and economic evaluation' Health Technol Assess 15, (44) i-254 Author Site , DOI
Everson-Hock ES, Taylor AH, Ussher M & Faulkner G 2010 'A Qualitative Perspective on Multiple Health Behaviour Change: Views of Smoking Cessation Advisors Who Promote Physical Activity' The Journal of Smoking Cessation  5, (1) 7-14 , DOI
Taylor AH & Faulkner G 2010 'A reflection on 3 years of MENPA from the editors: Are we achieving our aims?' Mental Health and Physical Activity 3, (2) 47-50 , DOI
Everson ES, Taylor AH & Ussher M 2010 'Determinants of physical activity promotion by smoking cessation advisors as an aid for quitting: support for the Transtheoretical Model' Patient Educ Couns 78, (1) 53-56 Author Site , DOI
Scerbo F, Faulkner G, Taylor A & Thomas S 2010 'Effects of exercise on cravings to smoke: The role of exercise intensity and cortisol' JOURNAL OF SPORTS SCIENCES 28, (1) 11-19 Author Site , DOI
Taylor AH, Everson-Hock ES & Ussher M 2010 'Integrating the promotion of physical activity within a smoking cessation programme: findings from collaborative action research in UK Stop Smoking Services' BMC Health Serv Res 10, Author Site , DOI PEARL
Baxter H, Winder R, Chalder M, Wright C, Sherlock S, Haase A, Wiles NJ, Montgomery AA, Taylor AH & Fox KR 2010 'Physical activity as a treatment for depression: the TREAD randomised trial protocol' TRIALS 11, Author Site , DOI PEARL
Haase AM, Taylor AH, Fox KR, Thorp H & Lewis G 2010 'Rationale and development of the physical activity counselling intervention for a pragmatic TRial of Exercise and Depression in the UK (TREAD-UK)' Mental Health and Physical Activity 3, (2) 85-91 , DOI
Everson-Hock ES, Taylor AH & Ussher M 2010 'Readiness to use physical activity as a smoking cessation aid: a multiple behaviour change application of the Transtheoretical Model among quitters attending Stop Smoking Clinics' Patient Educ Couns 79, (2) 156-159 Author Site , DOI
Donaghy M & Taylor AH 2010 'Should practitioners promote physical activity as a treatment for depression?' The Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh 40, (2) 132-135 , DOI
Faulkner J, Walshaw E, Campbell J, Jones R, Taylor R, Price D & Taylor AH 2010 'The feasibility of recruiting patients with early COPD to a pilot trial assessing the effects of a physical activity intervention' PRIMARY CARE RESPIRATORY JOURNAL 19, (2) 124-130 Author Site , DOI
Taylor AH & Oliver AJ 2009 'Acute effects of brisk walking on urges to eat chocolate, affect, and responses to a stressor and chocolate cue. An experimental study' Appetite 52, (1) 155-160 Author Site , DOI
Janse Van Rensburg K, Taylor A, Hodgson T & Benattayallah A 2009 'Acute exercise modulates cigarette cravings and brain activation in response to smoking-related images: an fMRI study' Psychopharmacology (Berl) 203, (3) 589-598 Author Site , DOI
Faulkner G & Taylor A 2009 'Promoting physical activity for mental health: A complex intervention?' Mental Health and Physical Activity 2, (1) 1-3 , DOI
Van Rensburg KJ, Taylor A & Hodgson T 2009 'The effects of acute exercise on attentional bias towards smoking-related stimuli during temporary abstinence from smoking' Addiction 104, (11) 1910-1917 Author Site , DOI
Wright KA, Everson-Hock ES & Taylor AH 2009 'The effects of physical activity on physical and mental health among individuals with bipolar disorder: A systematic review' Mental Health and Physical Activity 2, (2) 86-94 , DOI
Hardcastle S, Taylor A, Bailey M & Castle R 2008 'A randomised controlled trial on the effectiveness of a primary health care based counselling intervention on physical activity, diet and CHD risk factors' Patient Educ Couns 70, (1) 31-39 Author Site , DOI
Van Rensburg KJ & Taylor AH 2008 'Erratum: The effects of acute exercise on cognitive functioning and cigarette cravings during temporary abstinence from smoking Hum Psychopharmacol 23: 193-199' Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical and Experimental 23, (8) 725-725 , DOI
Ussher MH, Taylor A & Faulkner G 2008 'Exercise interventions for smoking cessation' COCHRANE DATABASE OF SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS (4) Author Site , DOI
Taylor AH & Faulkner G 2008 'Inaugural editorial' Mental Health and Physical Activity 1, (1) 1-8 , DOI
Everson ES, Taylor AH & Ussher M 2008 'Promoting physical activity to aid smoking cessation: A qualitative perspective on multiple health behaviour change' PSYCHOLOGY & HEALTH 23, 115-115 Author Site
Goodwin VA, Richards SH, Taylor RS, Taylor AH & Campbell JL 2008 'The effectiveness of exercise interventions for people with Parkinson's disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis' Mov Disord 23, (5) 631-640 Author Site , DOI
Janse Van Rensburg K & Taylor AH 2008 'The effects of acute exercise on cognitive functioning and cigarette cravings during temporary abstinence from smoking' Hum Psychopharmacol 23, (3) 193-199 Author Site , DOI
Everson ES, Taylor AH & Ussher M 2008 'Walk-2-Quit: Translating theory and evidence to practice through collaborative action research' PSYCHOLOGY & HEALTH 23, 115-115 Author Site
Soundy A, Faulkner G & Taylor A 2007 'Exploring variability and perceptions of lifestyle physical activity among individuals with severe and enduring mental health problems: A qualitative study' Journal of Mental Health 16, (4) 493-503 , DOI
Soundy A, Taylor A, Faulkner G & Rowlands A 2007 'Psychometric properties of the 7-day physical activity recall questionnaire in individuals with severe mental illness' ARCHIVES OF PSYCHIATRIC NURSING 21, (6) 309-316 Author Site , DOI
Ussher M, West R, McEwen A, Taylor A & Steptoe A 2007 'Randomized controlled trial of physical activity counseling as an aid to smoking cessation: 12 month follow-up' Addictive Behaviors 32, (12) 3060-3064 , DOI
Faulkner G, Taylor A, Munro S, Selby P & Gee C 2007 'The acceptability of physical activity programming within a smoking cessation service for individuals with severe mental illness' PATIENT EDUCATION AND COUNSELING 66, (1) 123-126 Author Site , DOI
Taylor AH, Ussher MH & Faulkner G 2007 'The acute effects of exercise on cigarette cravings, withdrawal symptoms, affect and smoking behaviour: a systematic review' Addiction 102, (4) 534-543 Author Site , DOI
Alfermann D & Taylor A 2007 'Untitled' PSYCHOLOGY OF SPORT AND EXERCISE 8, (2) 145-146 Author Site , DOI
Taylor A & Katomeri M 2007 'Walking reduces cue-elicited cigarette cravings and withdrawal symptoms, and delays ad libitum smoking' Nicotine Tob Res 9, (11) 1183-1190 Author Site , DOI
Taylor A & Katomeri M 2006 'Effects of a brisk walk on blood pressure responses to the Stroop, a speech task and a smoking cue among temporarily abstinent smokers' Psychopharmacology (Berl) 184, (2) 247-253 Author Site , DOI
Taylor A, Katomeri M & Ussher M 2006 'Effects of walking on cigarette cravings and affect in the context of Nesbitt's paradox and the circumplex model' JOURNAL OF SPORT & EXERCISE PSYCHOLOGY 28, (1) 18-31 Author Site
Faulkner G, Taylor A, Ferrence R, Munro S & Selby P 2006 'Exercise science and the development of evidence-based practice: A “better practices” framework' European Journal of Sport Science 6, (2) 117-126 , DOI
Taylor AH & Dorn L 2006 'Stress, fatigue, health, and risk of road traffic accidents among professional drivers: the contribution of physical inactivity' Annu Rev Public Health 27, 371-391 Author Site , DOI
Taylor AH & Dorn L 2006 'Stress,fatigue, health, and risk of road traffic accidents among professional drivers: The contribution of physical inactivity' ANNUAL REVIEW OF PUBLIC HEALTH 27, 371-391 Author Site , DOI
Hamer M, Taylor A & Steptoe A 2006 'The effect of acute aerobic exercise on stress related blood pressure responses: A systematic review and meta-analysis' BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY 71, (2) 183-190 Author Site , DOI
Taylor AH 2006 'Untitled' PSYCHOLOGY OF SPORT AND EXERCISE 7, (3) 251-253 Author Site , DOI
Taylor AH, Katomeri M & Ussher M 2005 'Acute effects of self-paced walking on urges to smoke during temporary smoking abstinence' Psychopharmacology (Berl) 181, (1) 1-7 Author Site , DOI
Taylor AH & Fox KR 2005 'Effectiveness of a primary care exercise referral intervention for changing physical self-perceptions over 9 months' Health Psychol 24, (1) 11-21 Author Site , DOI
Hardcastle S & Taylor AH 2005 'Finding an exercise identity in an older body: “It’s redefining yourself and working out who you are”' Psychology of Sport and Exercise 6, (2) 173-188 , DOI
Taylor A 2005 'Untitled' PSYCHOLOGY OF SPORT AND EXERCISE 6, (2) 149-150 Author Site , DOI
Taylor AH, Cable NT, Faulkner G, Hillsdon M, Narici M & Van Der Bij AK 2004 'Physical activity and older adults: a review of health benefits and the effectiveness of interventions' J Sports Sci 22, (8) 703-725 Author Site , DOI
Ussher M, West R, McEwen A, Taylor A & Steptoe A 2003 'Efficacy of exercise counselling as an aid for smoking cessation: a randomized controlled trial' ADDICTION 98, (4) 523-532 Author Site , DOI
Hardcastle S & Taylor AH 2001 'Looking for More than Weight Loss and Fitness Gain: Psychosocial Dimensions among Older Women in a Primary-Care Exercise-Referral Program' Journal of Aging and Physical Activity 9, (3) 313-328 , DOI
Weigand D, Carr S, Petherick C & Taylor A 2001 'Motivational climate in sport and physical education: The role of significant others' European Journal of Sport Science 1, (4) 1-13 , DOI
Ussher MH, Taylor AH, West R & McEwen A 2000 'Does exercise aid smoking cessation? A systematic review' ADDICTION 95, (2) 199-208 Author Site , DOI
Kerse N 2000 'The Newcastle exercise project' BMJ 320, (7247) 1470-1470 , DOI
Craig A, Dinan S, Smith A, Taylor A & Webborn N 2000 'The Newcastle exercise project - National quality assurance framework will guide best value and practice in GP exercise referral schemes' BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL 320, (7247) 1474-1474 Author Site
Kerse N & Walker S 2000 'The Newcastle exercise project. Conclusions are misleading' BMJ 320, (7247) 1470-1471 Author Site
Gilbourne D & Taylor AH 1998 'From theory to practice: The integration of goal perspective theory and life development approaches within an injury-specific goal-setting program' JOURNAL OF APPLIED SPORT PSYCHOLOGY 10, (1) 124-139 Author Site , DOI
Taylor A & Taylor RS 1998 'Neuropsychologic aspects of multiple sclerosis' Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am 9, (3) 643-viii Author Site
Taylor AH, Doust J & Webborn N 1998 'Randomised controlled trial to examine the effects of a GP exercise referral programme in Hailsham, East Sussex, on modifiable coronary heart disease risk factors' J Epidemiol Community Health 52, (9) 595-601 Author Site
Gilbourne D, Taylor AH, Downie G & Newton P 1996 'Goal-setting during sports injury rehabilitation: A presentation of underlying theory, administration procedure, and an athlete case study' SPORTS EXERCISE AND INJURY 2, (4) 192-201 Author Site
Taylor AH & May S 1996 'Threat and coping appraisal as determinants of compliance with sports injury rehabilitation: an application of Protection Motivation Theory' J Sports Sci 14, (6) 471-482 Author Site , DOI
Taylor AH & May S 1995 'Development of a Sports Injury Clinic Athlete Satisfaction Scale for auditing patient perceptions' Physiotherapy Theory and Practice 11, (4) 231-238 , DOI
TAYLOR AH 1993 'THE WORLD SPORT PSYCHOLOGY SOURCEBOOK, 2ND EDITION - SALMELA,JH' SPORT PSYCHOLOGIST 7, (2) 207-209 Author Site
Elliott LR, White MP, Taylor AH & Abraham C 0 'How do brochures encourage walking in natural environments in the UK? A content analysis' Health Promotion International daw083-daw083 , DOI PEARL
Chapters
Taylor A & Dorn L 2008 'Prospective relationships between physical activity, 'need for recovery' and driver accidents and absenteeism' Driver Behaviour and Training 167-173
Taylor AH & Ussher MH 2005 'Effects of exercise on smoking cessation and coping with withdrawal symptoms and nicotine cravings' Exercise, Health and Mental Health Emerging Relationships 135-158 , DOI
Conference Papers
Wasley D & Taylor A 2003 'Changes in psycho-physiological response to a musical performance after 16 weeks of aerobic exercise and Alexander Technique training' 292-293
Talbot HM & Taylor AH 1998 'Changes in physical self-perceptions: Findings from a randomized controlled study of a GP exercise referral scheme' 105-106
Taylor A & Keith J 1992 'The mediating effect of perceived time barriers in the health locus of control and exercise relationship among corporate executives' 625-626
Ruck J & Taylor A 1991 'The effects of aerobic exercise and quiet rest on state anxiety and blood pressure following a psychological stressor' 447-448

Other academic activities

2008- date     Founding co-Editor inChief (with Guy Faulkner, U of British Columbia) of Mental Health and Physical Activity (Elsevier), an internationalinterdisciplinary journal (see http://ees.elsevier.com/menpa/ ),with editorial board members from neuroscience, public health, medicine, psychiatry,clinical psychology, ageing, exercise and health, addiction backgrounds. Impact Factor for 2015 = 1.77    

2015 -          Non-clinical Fellow of Royal Collegeof Physicians of Edinburgh

2002 -          Fellow of British Association Sport &Exercise Science (BASES).

Additional information

Keen cyclist, hasher and orienteer, and trying to walk the SW Coastal path before it or I erode away.

Links

Co-editor in Chief: Mental Health & Physical Activity(MENPA) http://www.journals.elsevier.com/mental-health-and-physical-activity/

Chief Investigator: NIHR (HTA) funded RCT: e-coachER (http://clahrc-peninsula.nihr.ac.uk/research/e-coacher)

Chief Investigator: NIHR (PHR) funded RCT: STRENGTHEN (https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/research/primarycare/hi5)

Chief Investigator: NIHR (HTA) funded RCT: TARS (http://clahrc-peninsula.nihr.ac.uk/research/tars-trial-of-physical-activity-and-reduction-of-smoking)