Dr Sarah Taylor

Sport and Exercise Sciences

Dr Sarah Taylor is a Senior Lecturer in Physical Activity and Health and is a member of the Physical Activity Exchange within the Research Institute for Sport and Exercise Sciences.

On-going research interests focus on physical activity measurement, and the promotion of physical activity through development of interventions, with a particular focus on children and young people and special populations.

Degrees

2018, Edge Hill University, United Kingdom, PhD
2015, Liverpool John Moores, United Kingdom, MPhil
2014, Liverpool John Moores, United Kingdom, BSc (Hons), Sport and Exercise Science

Academic appointments

Senior Lecturer in Physical Activity and Health, Liverpool John Moores University, 2023 - present
Post-Doctoral Researcher, Liverpool John Moores University, 2021 - 2023
Lecturer in Physical Activity and Health, Leeds Trinity University, 2020 - 2021
Lecturer in Physical Activity, Exercise and Health, Liveprool John Moores University, 2019 - 2020
Post-Doctoral Researcher, University of Limerick, 2019 - 2019

Journal article

Taylor SL, Downs SJ, Rudd JR, McGrane B, Melville CA, McGarty AM, Boddy LM, Foweather L. 2023. Associations between motor competence and physical activity levels of children with intellectual disabilities and/or autism spectrum disorder: Movement matters Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Relph N, Taylor SL, Christian DL, Dey P, Owen MB. 2023. “Couch-to-5k or Couch to Ouch to Couch!?” Who Takes Part in Beginner Runner Programmes in the UK and Is Non-Completion Linked to Musculoskeletal Injury? International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 20 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Fairclough SJ, Rowlands AV, Del Pozo Cruz B, Crotti M, Foweather L, Graves LEF, Hurter L, Jones O, MacDonald M, McCann DA, Miller C, Noonan RJ, Owen MB, Rudd JR, Taylor SL, Tyler R, Boddy LM. 2023. Reference values for wrist-worn accelerometer physical activity metrics in England children and adolescents. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 20 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Fairclough SJ, Hurter L, Dumuid D, Gába A, Rowlands AV, Cruz BDP, Cox A, Crotti M, Foweather L, Graves LEF, Jones O, McCann DA, Noonan RJ, Owen MB, Rudd JR, Taylor SL, Tyler R, Boddy LM. 2022. The Physical Behaviour Intensity Spectrum and Body Mass Index in School-Aged Youth: A Compositional Analysis of Pooled Individual Participant Data. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19 :8778 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

McLellan G, Arthur R, Donnelly S, Bakhshi A, Taylor S, Fairclough S, Buchan D. 2021. Feasibility and acceptability of a classroom-based active breaks intervention for 8-12- year old children Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

McHale F, Ng K, Taylor S, Bengoechea E, Norton C, O’Shea D, Woods C. 2021. A Systematic Literature Review of Peer-led Strategies for Promoting Physical Activity Levels of Adolescents Health Education & Behavior, :1-13 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Hartwig TB, Sanders T, Vasconcellos D, Noetel M, Parker PD, Lubans DR, Andrade S, Ávila-García M, Bartholomew J, Belton S, Brooks NE, Bugge A, Cavero-Redondo I, Christiansen LB, Cohen K, Coppinger T, Dyrstad S, Errisuriz V, Fairclough S, Gorely T, Javier Huertas-Delgado F, Issartel J, Kriemler S, Kvalø SE, Marques-Vidal P, Martinez-Vizcaino V, Møller NC, Moran C, Morris J, Nevill M, Ochoa-Avilés A, O'Leary M, Peralta L, Pfeiffer KA, Puder J, Redondo-Tébar A, Robbins LB, Sanchez-Lopez M, Tarp J, Taylor S, Tercedor P, Toftager M, Villa-González E, Wedderkopp N, Weston KL, Yin Z, Zhixiong Z, Lonsdale C, Del Pozo Cruz B. 2021. School-based interventions modestly increase physical activity and cardiorespiratory fitness but are least effective for youth who need them most: an individual participant pooled analysis of 20 controlled trials. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 55 :721-729 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Taylor S, Owen M. 2020. Challenges to school-based physical activity data collection: Reflections from English primary and secondary schools HEALTH EDUCATION JOURNAL, 80 :106-118 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Fairclough SJ, Rowlands AV, Taylor S, Boddy LM. 2019. Cut-point-free accelerometer metrics to assess children's physical activity: an example using the school day Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Fairclough SJ, Taylor S, Rowlands AV, Boddy LM, Noonan RJ. 2019. Average acceleration and intensity gradient of primary school children and associations with indicators of health and wellbeing Journal of Sports Sciences, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Taylor S, Noonan R, Knowles ZR, Owen M, Fairclough SJ. 2018. Process evaluation of a pilot multi-component physical activity intervention – active schools: Skelmersdale BMC Public Health, 18 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Taylor S, Noonan R, Knowles ZR, McGrane B, Fairclough SJ, Curry W. 2018. Acceptability and feasibility of single-component primary school physical activity interventions to inform the AS:Sk Project Children, 5 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Owen MB, Kerner C, Tylor SL, Noonan RJ, Newson LM, Kosteli M-C, Curry WB, Fairclough SJ. 2018. The Feasibility and Acceptability of The Girls Peer Activity (G-PACT) Peer-led Mentoring Intervention Children, 5 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Owen M, Kerner C, Taylor SL, Noonan RJ, Newson LM, Kosteli MC, Curry WB, Fairclough SJ. 2018. The Feasibility of a Novel School Peer-Led Mentoring Model to Improve the Physical Activity Levels and Sedentary Time of Adolescent Girls: The Girls Peer Activity (G-PACT) Project Children, 5 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Taylor S, Noonan R, Knowles ZR, Owen M, McGrane B, Curry WB, Fairclough SJ. 2018. Evaluation of a pilot school-based physical activity clustered randomised controlled trial: Active Schools: Skelmersdale International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Fairclough SJ, Dumuid D, Taylor S, Curry W, McGrane B, Stratton G, Maher C, Olds T. 2017. Fitness, fatness and the reallocation of time between children’s daily movement behaviours: an analysis of compositional data International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 14 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Taylor SL, Curry WB, Knowles ZR, Noonan RJ, McGrane B, Fairclough SJ. 2017. Predictors of Segmented School Day Physical Activity and Sedentary Time in Children from A Northwest England Low-income Community International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 14 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Fairclough SJ, McGrane B, Sanders G, Taylor S, Owen M, Curry W. 2016. A non-equivalent group pilot trial of a school-based physical activity and fitness intervention for 10–11 year old english children: born to move BMC Public Health, 16 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Conference publication

Taylor S, Noonan RJ, Knowles ZR, McGrane B, Curry W, Fairclough SJ. 2018. Active Schools Skelmersdale: A multi-component intervention to promote primary school physical activity in a low socio-economic status community JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY & HEALTH, 15 :S121-S122 Author Url

Thesis/Dissertation

Taylor SL. An investigation into physical activity and classroom behaviours in children with intellectual disabilities. Boddy LM. Public Url

Teaching qualification:

Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education. 2017

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