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Sue Taylor

Senior Lecturer Sports Science

Staff Profile

Sue Taylor

Room: M406

Phone:

+44 (0)01978 293092

Email:

s.taylor@glyndwr.ac.uk

Dr Sue Taylor is a Senior Lecturer in Exercise Physiology. She graduated in 1995 from Liverpool John Moores University with a BSc (Hons) Sport Science and then received funding from the European Social Fund to complete her MSc in Sport Science.

In 1997 she started her PhD which analysed anaerobic performance in age group swimmers, and involved a longitudinal study of tethered swimming performance in swimmers aged 10-16 years.

In November 2002 she took up a two-year post-doctoral position at Liverpool John Moores University with the SportsLinx Project, which focused on childhood obesity and fitness.

During this time Sue taught on various degree programmes: BSc (Hons) Sport Science, MSc Sport Science and BA Physical Education with QTS. She took up her appointment as an Exercise Physiologist at NEWI (as Glynd┼Ár University was then known) in October 2004.

She is the Programme Leader for the BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Sciences degree.

BSc (Hons) Sports Science, MSc Sports Science, PhD, PGCPD.

Professional memberships

REACH (Research into Exercise, Activity and Children’s Health) member

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA)

  • Programme Leader for BSc (Hons) and MRes Sport & Exercise Sciences
  • Personal tutor
  • Module leader for Physiological Foundations (Level 4), Physical Activity and Health (Level 5), Physical Activity, Health and Disease (Level 6) and Research Dissertation (Level 7)
  • Contributes to Assessment of Sport and Exercise Physiology (Level 5), Sport and Exercise Physiology in an Applied Setting (Level 6), Independent Study (Level 6) and Negotiated Learning (Level 7)
  • Dissertation supervisor undergraduate and postgraduate (MRes and MPhil/PhD)

Ribeiro Jnr, E., Neave, N., Nogueiro de Morais, R., Kilduff, L., Taylor, SR., Butovskaya, M., Fink, B., and Manning J. (currently under review). Digit ratio (2D:4D), testosterone, cortisol, aggression, personality and hand-grip strength: Evidence for prenatal effects on strength. Early Human Development

Stratton G, Williams C, Taylor SR, Jones A. M, Mackintosh K, Frost M, Mattingley R, Hopkin G, Williams S. Active Healthy Kids Report Card – Wales (2014).

Ranson, R., Stratton, G., and Taylor, SR. (2015). Digit ratio (2D:4D) and physical fitness (Eurofit test battery in school children). Early Human Development, 91, 372-331.

Ranson, R., Taylor, SR., and Stratton, G. (2013). Reliability of the 2D:4D measurement in children. Early Human Development, 89, 589-592.

Taylor, SR., & Baker, S-A.  (2012). The student assistance Program – Higher Education’s Holy Grail? Pastoral Care in Education. Vol. 30, No. 1, March, pp. 39–47.

Ranson, R., Taylor, SR., and Stratton, G. (In preparation). Digit ratio (2D:4D) and physical fitness (Eurofit test battery) in school children.

Ranson, R., Stratton, G. and Taylor, SR. (In preparation). The effect of an 8 week strength and conditioning intervention on fitness and body composition of children aged 9-10 years: an exploratory trial.

Gobbi, R., Taylor, SR., Ranson, R., Stratton, G., George, KP., Boddy, LM. (In preparation).  The effect of an 8 week strength and conditioning intervention on cardiovascular health.

Ranson, R., Taylor, SR., and  Stratton, G. (2013).  Reliability of the 2D:4D measurement in children.  Early Human Development, 89, 589-592.

Taylor, SR., Baker, S-A.  (2012).  The Student Assistance Program: higher education’s Holy Grail.  Pastoral Care in Education, 30 (1), 39-47.

Williams, K., Taylor, SR., and Bond, K. (2009).  Does completion of an exercise referral scheme affect anthropometric measures and physical activity levels?  In Contemporary Sport, Leisure and Ergonomics (Edited by T Reilly and G Atkinson) London: Routledge, pp243-254.

Taylor, SR.  (2007).  Pastoral support: the key to student retention in Higher Education.  The Journal of Pedagogical Research and Scholarship, 1 (1): 32-38.

Stratton, G., Boddy, L., Hackett, AF, Taylor, S.  (2007).  Endurance performance of children with different modes of transport to school .  Acta Kinesiologiae Universitatis Tartuensis, 12, 182.

Boddy LM, Hackett A, Stratton G, Taylor S. (2007) Effect on Prevalence Rates of using Three Different Definitions of Obesity in 9-10 year-old Children. International Journal of Health Promotion and Education, 45 (1): 11-16.

Stratton G, Canoy D, Boddy LM, Taylor SR, Hackett AF, Buchan IE. (2007) Cardiorespiratory fitness and body mass index of 9–11-year-old English children: a serial cross-sectional study from 1998 to 2004. International Journal of Obesity, 31 (7), 1172-1178.

Dummer T, Gibbon M, Hackett A, Stratton G & Taylor S. (2005) Is overweight and obesity in 9-10 year-old children in Liverpool related to deprivation and / or electoral ward? Public Health Nutrition, 8, 636-641.

Taylor, SR., Hackett, AF., Stratton, G., and Lamb, L.  (2004).  SportsLinx: Improving the health and fitness of Liverpool’s youth.  Education and Health, 22, 11-15.

Taylor, SR., MacLaren, DPM., Stratton, G., and Lees, A.  (2003). A longitudinal study of tethered swimming force in competitive age group swimmers.  Revista Portuguesa de Ciências do Desporto, 3, 75-77.

Taylor, SR., Stratton, G., Hackett, AF., and Lamb, E.  (2003). Eurofit test results in primary school children: A comparison.  Revista Portuguesa de Ciências do Desporto, 3, 141.

Taylor, SR., MacLaren, DPM., Stratton, G., and Lees, A. (2003). The effects of age, maturation and growth on tethered swimming performance. In Biomechanics and Medicine in Swimming IX Saint-Étienne, France, Publications de l’Université de Saint Étienne, pp 185-190. 

Taylor, SR., Lees, A., Stratton, G., and MacLaren, DPM. (2001). Reliability of force production in tethered freestyle swimming among competitive age-group swimmers. Journal of Sports Sciences, 19, 12-13.

Taylor, SR., Stratton, G., Lees, A., Atkinson, G., and MacLaren, DPM. (2001). Tethered swimming force and maturation stage in competitive age group swimmers.  Pediatric Exercise Science, 13, 272.

Taylor, S., and MacLaren, DPM. (1999). The relationship between blood lactate concentration and rate of perceived exertion in competitive swimmers. In Biomechanics and Medicine in Swimming VIII (eds. Keskinen, K.L., Komi, P.V., and Hollander, A.P.). Jyväskylä, Finland, Gummerus Printing.  pp 359-362.

Taylor, S., and MacLaren, DPM. (1998). Comparison of the lactate threshold with the lactate minimum in competitive age-group swimmers. Journal of Sports Sciences, 16, 64.

 

Key Note Speaker

Taylor, SR (2015).  Turbo charging physical activity through loose parts play in school.  In Research conference: towards play sufficiency, Glyndwr University, 11 May.

Taylor, SR and Tawil, B (2014). Play now – concentrate later! In Playwork Approaches in Schools, Builth Wells, Powys, 20 February.

Taylor, SR. (2013).  The Glyndwr University Play Project.  In Children’s Play: participation and purpose, Swansea UK, 8 November.

Taylor SR.  (2004).  Obesity in School Children: SportsLinx project, the largest ongoing health and fitness project in Europe. In Tackling Obesity in the 21st Century, LACE Conference Centre, Liverpool, UK, 18 May.

 

Conference proceedings

Le Feuvre, S., Hill, C., Taylor, SR, and Donovan, T. (2010). The physiological and performance effects of even and positive pacing strategies on 1km pursuit ergometer cycling in physically trained athletes. Paper presented at British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences Conference. University of Chester, Chester.

Chamberlain, S., Taylor, SR., Edwards, J., and Donovan, T. (2010). The effects of pacing strategies on physiological responses and performance in 400m freestyle swimming. Paper presented at British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences Conference. University of Chester, Chester.

Trehearn, M., Edwards, J., Donovan, T. Ranson, R., and Taylor, SR. (2010). Relationship between digit ratio (2D:4D), physiological performance and competitiveness in physically active males. Paper presented at British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences Conference. University of Chester, Chester.

Kaye, A., Donovan, T., Edwards, J., and M. S., Taylor (2010). Effects of rehydration strategies on physiological performance in club swimmers. Paper presented at British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences Conference. University of Chester, Chester.

Edwards, J., Ranson, R., Donovan, T and Taylor, SR. (2010). Sedentary activities and the prevalence of overweight and obesity. Paper presented at British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences Conference. University of Chester, Chester.

Edwards, J., and Taylor, SR. (2008). The effect of static and dynamic stretching on speed and power in adolescent footballers. Paper presented at British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences Conference.

Taylor, SR., Williams, K., and Bond, KA. (2007, November). Exercise Referral: is it effective at decreasing anthropometric measures and increasing physical activity? Paper presented in 6th Conference on Sport, Leisure and Ergonomics, Burton Manor, Cheshire, England.

Jutley, S., Taylor, SR., Donovan, T., and Sparks, SA. (2007, November). A comparison of the anthropometric characteristics of amateur club level rowers. Paper presented in 6th Conference on Sport, Leisure and Ergonomics, Burton Manor, Cheshire, England.

Stratton, G., Boddy, L., Hackett, AF., and Taylor, S. (2007, September). Endurance performance of children with different modes of transport to school. Paper presented in 24th Pediatric Work Physiology Meeting, Tallinn (Laulasmaa), Estonia.

Taylor, SR. (2007, May) Cardiorespiratory fitness and body mass index of 9-11 year old children from 1998-2004. Paper presented in School of Health, Social Care and Sport & Exercise Sciences Annual Research Conference.

Taylor, S.R. (2006, December). Where do we go from here? A Sport and Exercise Perspective. Paper presented in Sport Summit, North East Wales Institute of Higher Education, Wrexham, Wales.

Taylor, SR. et al (2006, March). Fit or fat? Paper presented in Wrexham Science Festival, NEWI, Wrexham, Wales.

Boddy, LM., Stratton, G., Hackett, AF., Taylor, SR., and Lamb, E. (2005, September). Declining aerobic fitness in 9-10 year old children across Liverpool UK. Paper presented in Children & Exercise XXIII – PWP, Gwatt Zentrum, Switzerland.

Taylor, SR., Hill, CH., and Garrett, N. (2005, March). Sports Science Support. Paper presented in Wrexham Sciences Festival, NEWI, Wrexham, Wales.

Boddy, LM..Hackett, AF., Stratton, G., Taylor, SR., and Lamb, E. (2005). A comparison of three methods of defining obesity in children using BMI cut offs. In Nutrition Society Summer Meeting, Norwich, England.

Taylor, SR., Stratton, G., Lees, A., and MacLaren, DPM. (2004, September). Anthropometric characteristics of British age group swimmers. Paper presented in the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences. Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, England.

Taylor, SR., Stratton, G., Lees A., and MacLaren, DPM. (2004, July). Fitness and Fatness in UK School Children. Paper presented in 9th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science, Clermont-Ferrand, France.

Hackett, AF., Gibbon, M., Taylor, SR., Stratton, G., and Lamb, E. (2004, July). A city-wide survey of the diet of three cohorts of 9 and 10 year old children in Liverpool in 2000, 2001 and 2003. Paper presented in British Nutrition Society Annual Summer Meeting, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.

Stratton, G., and Taylor, SR. (2004, May). Research into Exercise Activity and Children’s Health Sharing research and best practice in the field of childhood obesity. Paper presented in Tackling Obesity in the 21st Century, LACE Conference Centre, Liverpool, England.

Taylor, SR. (2004, May). Fitness and Fatness in Liverpool School Children. Paper presented in School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, University College Chichester, England.

Taylor, SR., Stratton, G., Hackett, AF., and Lamb, E. (2004, April). SportsLinx – a city-wide health promotion initiative based on data collection: fitness data of year 5 and year 7 children in Liverpool. Paper presented in Annual Public Health Forum, Brighton Conference Centre, Brighton, England.

Stratton, G., Taylor, SR., Hackett, AF., and Lamb, E. (2004, April). SportsLinx – a city-wide health promotion initiative based on data collection: prevalence of overweight and obese children in Liverpool. Paper presented in Annual Public Health Forum, Brighton Conference Centre, Brighton, England.

Hackett, AF., Taylor, SR., Stratton, G., and Lamb, E. (2004, April). SportsLinx – a city wide health promotion initiative based on data collection: dietary intake of three cohorts of year 5 (9-10 year-old) children in Liverpool. Paper presented in Annual Public Health Forum, Brighton Conference Centre, Brighton, England.

Taylor, SR. (2004, February). The SportsLinx Project: Past, Present and Future. Paper presented in Research Institute for Sport and Exercise Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, England.

Taylor, SR., Hackett, AF., Stratton, G., and Lamb, E. (2003, November). SportsLinx – a city-wide health promotion initiative based on data collection: BMI and dietary intake of year 5 school children in Liverpool. Paper presented in 4th Nutrition and Health Conference, London, England.

Taylor, SR., MacLaren, DPM., Stratton, G., and Lees, A. (2003, September). A longitudinal study of tethered swimming force in competitive age group swimmers. Paper presented in 22nd Symposium Pediatric Work Physiology, Porto, Portugal.

Taylor, SR., Stratton, G., Hackett, AF., and Lamb, E. (2003, September). Eurofit test results in primary school children: A comparison. Paper presented in 22nd Pediatric Work Physiology, Porto, Portugal.

Taylor, SR., Stratton, G., Hackett, AF., and Lamb, E. (2003, June). The fitness levels of Liverpool school children. Paper presented in REACH conference, Liverpool,England.

Taylor, SR., MacLaren, DPM., Stratton, G., and Lees, A. (2002, June). The effects of age, maturation and growth on tethered swimming performance. Paper presented in IXth Biomechanics and Medicine, Saint-Etienne, France.

Taylor, SR., MacLaren, DPM., Stratton, G., Lees, A., and Atkinson, G. (2001, September). Tethered swimming force and maturation stage in competitive age group swimmers. Paper presented in 21st Symposium - European Group of Pediatric Work Physiology, Ghent, Belgium.

Taylor, SR. (2001, July). Measuring anaerobic performance in swimming. In British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences Workshop: Field Assessment- Working with World Class Athletes. Paper presented in British Olympic Medical Centre, Northwich Park, Harrow, England.

Taylor, SR., Lees, A., Stratton, G., and MacLaren, DPM. (2001, September). Reliability of force production in tethered freestyle swimming among competitive age-group swimmers. Paper presented in the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences. Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, England.

Taylor, SR., and MacLaren, DPM. (1998, July). The relationship between blood lactate concentration and rate of perceived exertion in competitive swimmers. Paper presented in Biomechanics and Medicine VIII, Jyväskylä, Finland.

Taylor, SR., and MacLaren, DPM. (1998, September). Comparison of the lactate threshold with the lactate minimum in competitive age-group swimmers. Paper presented in the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences. The University College of York and Ripon St. John, England.

 

Technical reports and other papers

Adamson, B., Davies, P., Taylor, S., and Hill, C.  (2015). Final report - North Wales Fire and Rescue Services.

Taylor, S., Adamson, B. and Davies, P. (2015). Report 3 – North Wales Fire and Rescue Services.

Adamson, B., and Taylor, S. (2015). Report 2 – North Wales Fire and Rescue Services.

Davies, P., and Taylor, S. (2015). Report 1 – North Wales Fire and Rescue Services.

Taylor, SR (2014).  Evaluation of the FOVI Project: Advance Brighter Futures Wrexham. Glyndwr University, Sport and Exercise Sciences.

Taylor, SR (2014).  Evaluation of the Recovery Star Data: Advance Brighter Futures Wrexham. Glyndwr University, Sport and Exercise Sciences.

Taylor, SR (2013).  Evaluation of the FOVI Project: Advance Brighter Futures Wrexham. Glyndwr University, Sport and Exercise Sciences.

Taylor, SR (2013).  Evaluation of the Recovery Star Data: Advance Brighter Futures Wrexham. Glyndwr University, Sport and Exercise Sciences.

Ranson, R and Taylor, SR (2012) The F Factor Project.  Technical Report to Denbighshire County Borough Council.  Glyndwr University, Sport and Exercise Sciences.

Ranson, R and Taylor, SR. (2012). The F Factor Annual Report 2011-2012.  Technical Report to Denbighshire County Borough Council.  Glyndwr University, Sport and Exercise Sciences.

Ballam, T., Thomas, S., and Taylor, SR. (2011). Health and skill related fitness in rural and urban school children. Technical Report to Conwy County Borough Council. Conwy County Borough Council, Sport Development and Glyndwr University, Sport and Exercise Sciences.

Thomas, S., and Taylor, SR. (2011). The Glyndwr Play Project. Technical Report to Conwy County Borough Council and Scrapstores UK. Glyndwr University, Sport and Exercise Sciences.

Ranson, R and Taylor, SR. (2011). The F Factor Annual Report 2010-2011. Technical Report to Denbighshire County Borough Council. Glyndwr University, Sport and Exercise Sciences.

Ranson, R and Taylor, SR. (2010). The F Factor Annual Report 2009-2010. Technical Report to Denbighshire County Borough Council. Glyndwr University, Sport and Exercise Sciences.

Ranson, R. and Taylor, SR. (2009). The F Factor Annual Report 2008-2009. Technical Report to Denbighshire County Borough Council. Glyndwr University, Sport and Exercise Sciences.

Taylor, SR. and Edwards, J. (2008). The Health and Fitness of Wrexham School Children. Technical Report to Wrexham County Borough Council and Wrexham Healthy Schools Initiative. Glyndwr University, Sport and Exercise Sciences.

Taylor, SR., Williams, K., Bond, KA., Jones, D. and Robertson, C. (2006). A review of the effectiveness of the GP referral scheme in Wrexham. Technical Report to Wrexham County Borough Council and Local Health Board. North East Wales Institute of Higher Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences.

Taylor, SR. and Williams, K. (2006). Does the use of a pedometer increase physical activity in the workplace? Technical Report to Wrexham County Borough Council and Local Health Board. North East Wales Institute of Higher Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences.

Taylor, SR., Stratton, G., Hackett, AF., and Lamb, E. (2004). Report on the Health and Fitness of Liverpool Primary and Secondary School Children 2001-2003. Technical Report to Liverpool City Council. Liverpool John Moores University and the Reach Group.

Taylor, SR. (2000). Physiological Testing with Swimmers – the Kellogg’s Frosties World Class Challenge Camp. Technical Report to British Swimming, Liverpool John Moores University, Sport and Exercise Sciences.

Taylor, SR. (1997). Physiological Testing at Altitude. Technical Report to British Swimming. Liverpool John Moores University, Sport and Exercise Sciences.

£1,020                   CYPRN 2014 - Wrexham Play Project: the effects of loose parts play on physical activity in school children 2014

£20,400                 North Wales Fire and Rescue Service – Assessment of the Health and Fitness of Operational Fire Fighters

£5,000                   Wrexham County Borough Council – Wrexham Play Development Team

£2,000                   Play Wales - SIP Project - Glyndwr University (CISP) Project

£2,000                   Advance Brighter Futures Wrexham - SIP Project – Post Natal Depression (and reserve SIP)

£57,000                 Denbighshire County Council (via the Big Lottery Fund) The ‘F’ Factor Project.  A 3 year project to assess the health and fitness of Denbighshire school children.

£14,000                 Wrexham Local Health Board / Wrexham County Borough Council.

An Review of the Effectiveness of the ‘Fresh-Start’ Exercise on Referral Scheme in Wrexham.

£4,500                   Wrexham Local Health Board / Wrexham County Borough Council.

Does the use of a pedometer increase physical activity in the workplace?

£80,000                 Capital Bid – North East Wales Institute of Higher Education.

Purchase of new specialist equipment.

£1,000                   Research Fellowship - North East Wales Institute of Higher Education, School of Health, Social Care and Sport and Exercise Sciences.

Preparation of journal articles for publication.

£3,500                   Academic Development Fund – Health and Fitness of Wrexham School Children.

Her applied experience is working with British Swimming, GB Canoe Polo and with athletes from a range of sports, including:

  • Triathlon
  • Tennis
  • Squash
  • Cycling

Her consultancy includes:

  • An intervention to increase physical activity in the workplace using pedometers
  • An evaluation of the GP referral system in the local area
  • A pilot study to investigate the health and fitness of school children in Wrexham
  • A mixed-longitudinal study of the health and fitness of school children in Denbighshire (The F Factor Project)
  • A comparison of various interventions to increase physical activity during lunchtime recess (The Glyndwr Play Project)
  • Advance Brighter Futures – various projects
  •  Wrexham and Glyndwr University CISP Project – Play Wales and Wrexham Play Development
  • The effects of physical activity on cancer patients

Sue’s principal areas of research are physical activity, play and the health & fitness of school-aged children but she still has a keen interest in applied physiology.  Sue has recently started working with the charity Advance Brighter Futures and will be helping them evaluate their work with individuals experiencing mental illness within statutory secondary mental health services. She has also an interest in the relationship between 2D:4D and various physiological measures.

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