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John Taylor

Research Fellow, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences

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Biography

Dr John Taylor acquired a BSc Psychology (with First Class Honours) from the University of Hertfordshire prior to passing an MSc Health Psychology (with Distinction) at the Institute of Work, Health & Organisations, University of Nottingham. He remained at the University of Nottingham to complete a Medical Research Council funded PhD. John also holds the PRINCE2 Foundation, Practitioner and APMP Project Management qualifications, and is a Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society and Associate Fellow of the Institute of Mental Health.

Expertise Summary

Keywords:

Health psychology, mental health, behaviour change & prevention, feasibility studies, randomised controlled trials, qualitative methodology

Teaching Summary

Dr John Taylor has coordinated the Patient Education for Behavioural Medicine module for third year B.Med.Sci students and taught on other Behavioural Sciences courses in the Psychiatry homebase. He… read more

Research Summary

Dr John Taylor is currently employed as a Research Fellow at the NIHR Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre, working on tinnitus and associated hearing loss caused by platinum-based chemotherapy… read more

Anderson, R., Ukoumunne, O., Sayal, K., Phillips, R., Taylor, J., Spears, M., Araya, R., Lewis, G., Millings, A., Montgomery, A. & Stallard, P. (2014) Cost-effectiveness of classroom-based Cognitive Behaviour Therapy in reducing symptoms of depression in adolescents: a trial-based analysis. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 55(12), 1390-1397

Coates, J., Taylor J. & Sayal, K. (2015) Parenting Interventions for ADHD: A systematic literature review and meta-analysis, Journal of Attention Disorders, ISSN 1087-0547

Hall, C. L.*, Taylor, J.A.*, Newell, K., Baldwin, L., Sayal, K., & Hollis, C. (2016) The challenges of implementing ADHD clinical guidelines and research best evidence in routine clinical care settings: Delphi survey and mixed methods study, British Journal of Psychiatry Open, 2(1), 25-31. doi: 10.1192/bjpo.bp.115.002386 *Joint first authors

Hall, C.L., Newell, K., Taylor, J., Sayal, K. & Hollis, C. (2014) Services for young people with ADHD transitioning from child to adult mental health services: a national survey of mental health Trusts in England, Journal of Psychopharmacology, doi: 10.1177/0269881114550353

Hall, C.L., Moldavsky, M., Baldwin, L., Marriott, M., Newell, K., Taylor, J., Sayal, K. & Hollis, C. (2013) The use of routine outcome measures in two child and adolescent mental health services: a completed audit cycle, BMC Psychiatry, 13, 270

Hall, C.L., Newell, K., Taylor, J., Sayal, K., Swift, K.D. & Hollis, C. (2013) 'Mind the Gap' - Mapping services for young people with ADHD transitioning from child to adult mental health services, BMC Psychiatry, 13, 186

Hall, C.L., Moldavsky, M., Taylor, J., Sayal, K., Marriott, M., Batty, M., Pass, S. & Hollis, C. (2013) Implementation of Routine Outcome Measurement in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services in the United Kingdom: A Critical Perspective, European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 23(4), 239-242

Hall, C.L., Taylor, J., Moldavsky, M., Marriott, M., Pass, S., Newell, K., Goodman, R., Sayal, K. & Hollis, C. (2014) A qualitative process evaluation of electronic session-by-session outcome measurement in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, BMC Psychiatry, 14, 113, doi: 10.1186/1471-244X-14-113

Hall, C.L., Moldavsky, M., Taylor, J., Marriott, M., Goodman, R., Sayal, K. & Hollis, C. (2015) Piloting electronic session-by-session monitoring in CAMHS: A preliminary study, Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 20, 171-174

Joseph, S., Beer, C., Clarke, D., Forman, A., Pickersgill, M., Swift, J., Taylor, J. & Tischler, V. (2009) Qualitative Research into Mental Health: Reflections on Epistemology, Mental Health Review Journal, 14, 36-42

Sayal, K., Taylor, J.A., Valentine, A., Guo, B., Sampson, C.J., Sellman, E., James, M., Hollis, C. & Daley, D. (2016) Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a brief school-based group programme for parents of children at risk of ADHD: a cluster randomised controlled trial, Child: care, health & development, 42(4), 521-533, doi: 10.1111/cch.12349

Sayal, K., Daley, D., James, M., Yang, M., Batty, M.J., Taylor, J.A., Pass, S., Sampson, C., Sellman, E., Valentine, A. & Hollis, C. (2012) Evaluating the effectiveness of a school-based group programme for parents of children at risk of ADHD: The 'PArents, Teachers and CHildren WORKing Together (PATCHWORK)' Cluster RCT Protocol, BMJ Open, 2(5), e001783

Stallard, P., Phillips, R., Montgomery, A.A., Spears, M., Anderson, R., Taylor, J.A., Araya, R., Lewis, G., Ukoumunne, O.C., Millings, A., Georgiou, L., Cook, E. & Sayal, K. (2013) A cluster randomised controlled trial to determine the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of classroom-based cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) in reducing symptoms of depression in high-risk adolescents. Health Technology Assessment, 17(47), 1-110.

Stallard, P., Sayal, K., Phillips, R., Taylor, J.A., Spears, M., Anderson, R., Araya, R., Lewis, G., Millings, A. & Montgomery, A.A. (2012) Classroom based cognitive behavioural therapy in reducing symptoms of depression in high risk adolescents: pragmatic cluster randomised controlled trial, British Medical Journal, 345: e6058

Stallard, P., Montgomery A.A., Araya, R., Anderson, R., Lewis, G., Sayal, K., Buck, R., Millings, A., & Taylor, J.A. (2010) Protocol for a randomised controlled trial of a school based cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) intervention to prevent depression in high risk adolescents (PROMISE), Trials, 11, 114

Szatkowski L, Taylor J, Taylor A, Lewis S, Britton J, McNeill A, Bauld L, Wu Q, Parrott S, Jones L, & Bains M (2016) Development and evaluation of an intervention providing insight into the tobacco industry to prevent smoking uptake: a mixed-methods study, Public Health Research, 4, 9.

Published abstract: Szatkowski L., Taylor A., Taylor J., Bains M., McNeill A., Britton J., Jones L., Bauld, L., Parrott S., Wu Q., Lewis S. Operation Smoke Storm: effectiveness of a school-based smoking prevention intervention providing insight into the tobacco industry. The Lancet. Volume 386, Special Issue, S70, 13 November 2015. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(15)00908-3

Published abstract: Szatkowski, L., Taylor J., Taylor, A., Lewis, S., McNeill, A., Britton J., Jones, L., Bauld, L., Parrot, S., Wu, Q., Bains M. OP24 Development and evaluation of a novel intervention providing insight into the tobacco industry to prevent the uptake of smoking in school-aged children. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 2014; 68 (Suppl 1):A15. doi:10.1136/jech-2014-204726.27

Taylor, J.A., Hall, D.A., Walker, D-M., McMurran, M., Casey, A., Stockdale, D., Featherstone, D., Thompson, D.M., MacDonald, C., & Hoare, D.J. (2017) A psychologically informed, audiologist-delivered, manualised intervention for tinnitus: protocol for a randomised controlled feasibility trial (Tin Man study). Pilot and Feasibility Studies, 3:24. doi: 10.1186/s40814-017-0137-8

Published abstract: Taylor, J., Thompson, D. Hall, D., Walker, D-M., McMurran, M., Casey, A., Stockdale, D., Featherstone, D., MacDonald, C., Hoare, D. A psychologically informed, audiologist-delivered, manualised intervention for tinnitus. Journal of Hearing Science, Volume 7, Number 2, O114, May 2017.

Taylor, J., Taylor, A., Lewis, S., McNeill, A., Britton, J., Jones, L.L., Bauld, L., Parrott, S., Wu, Q., Szatkowski, L., & Bains, M. (2016) A qualitative evaluation of a novel intervention using insight into tobacco industry tactics to prevent the uptake of smoking in school-aged children, BMC Public Health, 16: 539, doi: 10.1186/s12889-016-3205-8

Taylor, J.A.*, Valentine, A.Z.*, Sellman, E., Bransby-Adams, K., Daley, D. & Sayal., K. (2015) A qualitative process evaluation of a randomised controlled trial of a parenting intervention in community (school) settings for children at risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), BMC Psychiatry, 15, 290, doi:10.1186/s12888-015-0670-z *Joint first authors

Taylor, J.A., Phillips, R., Cook, E., Georgiou, L., Stallard, P. & Sayal, K. (2014) A Qualitative Process Evaluation of Classroom-Based Cognitive Behaviour Therapy to Reduce Adolescent Depression, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 11(6), 5951-5969; doi:10.3390/ijerph110605951

Published abstract: Taylor J., Taylor A., Szatkowski L., Lewis S., McNeill A., Britton J., Jones L., Bauld L., Parrot, S., Wu Q., Bains M. Operation Smoke Storm: qualitative evaluation of a novel intervention to prevent uptake of smoking in schoolchildren. The Lancet. Volume 384, Special Issue, S77, 19 November 2014. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(14)62203-0

Published abstract: Thompson, D.M., Taylor, J., Hall, D.A., Walker, D-M., Hoare, D. An outcome selection process for a psychological tinnitus intervention. Journal of Hearing Science, Volume 7, Number 2, O115, May 2017.

Published abstract: Thompson, D.M., Taylor, J., Hall, D.A., Walker, D-M., McMurran, M., Casey, A., Stockdale, D., Featherstone, D., Hoare, D. What to talk about when we talk about a psychological intervention for tinnitus. Journal of Hearing Science, Volume 7, Number 2, O116, May 2017.

Published abstract: Thompson, D.M., Taylor, J., Hall, D.A., Walker, D.M., McMurran, M., Casey, A., Stockdale, D., Featherstone, D., Hoare, D.J. What to talk about when we talk about a psychological intervention for tinnitus. Journal of Hearing Science, Volume 7, Number 2, P68, May 2017.

Published abstract: Thompson, D.M., Taylor, J., Hall, D.A., Walker, D.M., Hoare, D.J. An outcome selection process for a psychological tinnitus intervention. Journal of Hearing Science, Volume 7, Number 2, P69, May 2017.

Training Event Review: How to choose? Deciding which qualitative method to use in your research, QMiP Newsletter No.7, May 2009, 15-17

Dr John Taylor has coordinated the Patient Education for Behavioural Medicine module for third year B.Med.Sci students and taught on other Behavioural Sciences courses in the Psychiatry homebase. He has also taught on the MSc Health Psychology, MSc Mental Health Studies and Masters in Public Health (MPH) courses. John has been an Examiner of the Communication Skills component of the OSCE for first and second year B.Med.Sci students, and supervised B.Med.Sci and MPH student projects.

Current Research

Dr John Taylor is currently employed as a Research Fellow at the NIHR Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre, working on tinnitus and associated hearing loss caused by platinum-based chemotherapy treatments for cancer. Before this, he was employed on the 'manualisation and feasibility of an audiologist-delivered psychological intervention for tinnitus' project.

John has held various other post-doctoral positions at the University of Nottingham. He was a Research Fellow in the Division of Epidemiology and Public Health working on the development and evaluation of a novel intervention to prevent uptake of smoking in school-aged children. Prior to this, he worked in CLAHRC-NDL in the acting up position of Senior Research Fellow / Programme Manager for the Children and Young People's Theme (CYPT), following a Research Fellow post in CYPT investigating the effectiveness of parenting programmes in primary school settings (PATCHWORK Project). Before joining CLAHRC, John worked in the Division of Psychiatry where he was responsible for the local day-to-day management of a school-based randomised controlled trial which aimed to prevent depression in high risk adolescents (PROMISE Project).

Other past research includes exploring the role of the Theory Planned Behaviour in promoting uptake of NHS Stop Smoking Services and Nicotine Replacement Therapy in pregnancy, which was the focus of John's PhD. Between his BSc and MSc studies, John worked as a Research Assistant at the MRC Institute of Hearing Research, Nottingham.

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