Dr. Alyx Taylor
MSc, PhD - Associate Professor (Physiology)
Alyx is the Research Leader for the School of Rehabilitation, Sport and Psychology. She is also an Associate Professor (Physiology) teaching physiology and research methods at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.
Dr. Alyx Taylor is the Research Lead for the School of Rehabilitation, Sport and Psychology. She is responsible for undergraduate and postgraduate physiology, research methods and postgraduate research supervision. She is a member of the School of Psychology, Sport and Physical Activity Research Ethics Sub-Committee.
Areas of Interest
Areas of interest include neuroendocrinology, human stress response, developmental disorders, affective disorders, physical and psychological interventions for mental health, gene x environment interactions in human development, mother-infant bonding, and physical activity as an intervention for mental and physical health.
Dr. Taylor’s research arises from her work on the neuroendocrinology of affective disorders and developmental disorders. She has a special interest in factors affecting the human stress response and how this impacts physical and mental health.
Current projects include:
- Exploring the facilitators and barriers to exercise referral schemes for those at high risk of, or diagnosis of cardiovascular disease.
- The role of exercise in the management of ADHD symptoms in children.
- The effects of perinatal stress exposure on HPA-axis function and neurodevelopment.
- Effectiveness of novel psychological interventions for stress management.
View/download Alyx Taylor's research in the AECC University College Research Repository.
- British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES)
- British Psychological Society (BPS)
- Research Council Complementary Medicine (RCCM)
- Fellowship of Advance HE (FHEA)
- Marce Society.
Taylor, A., Kong, C., Zhang, Z., Herold, F., Ludyga, S., Healy, S., ... & Zou, L. (2023). Associations of Meeting 24-hour Movement Behavior Guidelines with Cognitive Difficulty and Social Relationships in Children and Adolescents with Attention Deficit/Hyperactive Disorder. Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health, 17(1), 42 https://link.springer.com/article/10.1186/s13034-023-00588-w
Guo, T., Jiang, D., Kuang, J., Hou, M., Herold, F. Taylor, A., Huang, Y. Chen, Y. (2023). Mindfulness group intervention improved self-compassion and resilience of children from single-parent families in Tibetan areas. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, 51, 101743 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ctcp.2023.101743
Zhu, Z., Wu, D., Wei, K., Liu, Y., Xu, Z., Jiao, G., Yu, L., Taylor, A. & Zou, L. (2023). Uncertainty stress and self-rated health during the early stage of the COVID-19 outbreak. Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine, 11(1), 2173202. https://doi.org/10.1080/21642850.2023.2173202
Kuang, J., Zhong, J., Yang, P., Bo, X., Liang, Y., Cheval, B., Herold, F., Wei, G., Taylor, A., Zhang, J., Chen, C., Sun, J., Zou, L. & Arnett, J. (2023). Psychometric evaluation of the Inventory of Dimensions of Emerging Adulthood (IDEA) in China. International Journal of Clinical and Health Psychology 23(1) 100331 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijchp.2022.100331
Kong, C., Chen, A., Ludyga, S., Herold, F., Healy, S., Zhao, M., Taylor, A., Müller, N. G., Kramer, A. F., Chen, S., Tremblay, M. S. & Zou, L. (2023). Associations between meeting 24-hour movement guidelines and Quality of Life Among Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder Journal of Sport and Health Science 23(1), 73-86 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jshs.2022.08.003
Zou, L., Wang, T., Herold, F., Ludyga, S., Liu, W., Zhang, Y., Healy, S., Zhang, Z., Kuang, J., Taylor, A., Kramer, A.F., Chen, S., Tremblay, M.S. & Hossain, M.M. (2023). Associations between Sedentary Behavior and Negative Emotions in Adolescents During Home Confinement: Mediating Role of Social Support and Sleep Quality. International Journal of Clinical and Health Psychology, 23(1) 100337. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijchp.2022.100337
Yang, P., Wang, T., Herold, F., Muller, N., Taylor, A., Szabo, A., Granizol, U., Cook, B., Landolfi, E. Solmi, M. & Zou, L. (2022). Relationships between Personality Traits and Eating Disorders Symptoms Among Chinese Female Exercisers: The Role of Symptoms of Exercise Dependence and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Journal of Eating Disorders 10,169 https://doi.org/10.1186/s40337-022-00679-7
Zou, L., Yang, P., Herold, F., Liu, W., Szabo, A., Taylor, A., Sun, J. & Ji, L. (2022). The contribution of BMI, body image inflexibility, and generalized anxiety to symptoms of eating disorders and exercise dependence in exercisers. International Journal of Mental Health Promotion 24(6), 811-823 https://doi.org/10.32604/ijmhp.2022.024862
Guo, T., Zhihao, Z., Taylor, A., Hall D. L., Yeung A. S., Kramer A. F. & Zou L. (2022). Association of social support with negative emotions among Chinese adolescents during Omicron-related lockdown of Shenzhen City: The roles of rumination and sleep quality. Frontiers in Psychiatry 13. https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyt.2022.957382/full
Li, X., Taylor, A., Li, J., Wang, T., Kuang, J., Zhang, Z., Liu, X., Liu, T., Qin, X., Lu, S. & Zou, L. (2022). Effects of Health Qigong Exercise on Depression and Anxiety in Patients with Parkinson’s Disease. International Journal of Clinical and Health Promotion 24(6), 855-867 https://www.techscience.com/ijmhp/v24n6/49952
Wang, T., Kuang, J., Herold, F., Taylor, A., Ludyga, S., Zhang, Z., Kramer, A. F., Zou, L. (2022). Validity and Reliability of the Preference for and Tolerance of the Intensity of Exercise Questionnaire among Chinese College Students. International Journal of Mental Health Promotion Online First doi.org/10.32604/ijmhp.2022.022504
Zhang, Z., Wang, T., Kuang, J., Herold, F., Ludyga, S., Li, J., Hall, D.L., Taylor, A., Healy, S., Yeung, A.S., Kramer, A.F. & Zou, L. (2022). The Roles of Exercise Tolerance and Resilience in the Effect of Physical Activity on Emotional States Among Chinese Emerging Adult College Students. International Journal of Clinical and Health Psychology 22(3), 100312. doi.org/10.1016/j.ijchp.2022.100312
Zhao, M., You, Y., Li, J., Healy, H., Taylor, A., Zhang, Z., Li, L. & Zou, L. (2022) The Effects of Therapeutic Horseback Riding Program on Motor Skills in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. International Journal of Mental Health Promotion 24(4), 475-489 doi.org/10.32604/ijmhp.2022.021361
Lu, S., Cheval, B., Yu, Q., Hossain, M. M., Chen, S-T., Taylor, A., Bao, R., Doig, S., Li, J., Wang, T., Yan, Z., Kuang, J., Jiao, C. & Zou, L. (2021, November 9). Associations of 24-Hour Movement Behavior with Depressive Symptoms and Anxiety in Children: Cross-Sectional Findings from a Chinese Sample Healthcare, Healthcare, 9(11), 1532. doi.org/10.3390/healthcare9111532
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 modeling approach. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(17), 6189. doi.org/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.org/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, Nutrition in Health and Disease 3, 33−37. doi.org/10.5283/mnhd.18
Taylor, A. (Ed.). (2021). Stress and Health: Understanding the effects and examining interventions. Basel, Switzerland: MDPI.