Dr Lynne Taylor

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Senior Lecturer

Email: lynne.taylor@aut.ac.nz

ORCID: ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5284-1501

Academic appointments:

  • Head of Department, Auckland University of Technology (2015 - 2018)
  • Senior Lecturer, Auckland University of Technology (1994 - ongoing)
  • Senior Research Fellow, University of Auckland (2018 - ongoing)

Qualifications:

  • PhD, University of Auckland, Auckland
  • MBA, University of Auckland, Auckland
  • MSc, University of Auckland, Auckland
  • Advanced Diploma in Physiotherapy, Auckland Technical Institute

Overview:

Lynne is a physiotherapist, researcher and Senior Lecturer within the Physiotherapy Dept, School of Clinical Sciences

Research interests:

The measurement of older people's physical activity profiles, and interventions to promote physical activity and functional performance in older people.
Current projects include: Staying UpRight in Residential Care, a clinical trial of exercise designed to reduce falls in residential care ; and Ageing Well through Eating, Sleeping, Socialising and Mobility Programme (AWESSOM), which integrates projects across population groups to maximise independence and push back the threshold of disability for older people

Teaching summary:

Within the BHSc (Physio): clinical measures for assessment of physical performance and function, applied neuroscience related to motor control. Research supervision at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in the area of physical activity and function in older people.

Research outputs:

Journal articles

  • Te, M., Blackstock, F., Fryer, C., Gardner, P., Geary, L., Kuys, S., . . . Chipchase, L. (2019). Predictors of self-perceived cultural responsiveness in entry-level physiotherapy students in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand. BMC Medical Education, 19. doi:10.1186/s12909-019-1487-0

  • Lord, S., Isbey, O., Del-Din, S., Rochester, L., & Taylor, L. (2018). Discerning the contribution of balance and mobility to ambulatory activity in community-dwelling octogenarians: A preliminary report. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 46(3), 133-138. Retrieved from https://pnz.org.nz/Category?Action=View&Category_id=591

  • Taylor, L. M., Kerse, N., Klenk, J., Borotkanics, R., & Maddison, R. (2018). Exergames to improve the mobility of long-term care residents: A cluster randomized controlled trial. Games for Health Journal, 7(1). doi:10.1089/g4h.2017.0084

  • Taylor, L. M., Kerse, N., Frakking, T., & Maddison, R. (2018). Active video games for improving physical performance measures in older people: A meta-analysis. Journal Of Geriatric Physical Therapy, 41(2). doi:10.1519/JPT.0000000000000078

  • Taylor, L. M., Klenk, J., Maney, A. J., Kerse, N., Macdonald, B. M., & Maddison, R. (2014). Validation of a body-worn accelerometer to measure activity patterns in octogenarians. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 95(5). doi:10.1016/j.apmr.2014.01.013

  • Davies, T. C., Deacon, M., Singh, J., Holly, Z., Taylor, L., Mathieson, S., & Parsons, S. (2013). Developing wii balance games to increase balance: A multi-disciplinary approach. International Journal of Virtual Worlds and Human Computer Interaction, 1. doi:10.11159/vwhci.2013.002

  • Taylor, L. M., Maddison, R., Pfaeffli, L. A., Rawstorn, J. C., Gant, N., & Kerse, N. M. (2012). Activity and energy expenditure in older people playing active video games. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 93(12). doi:10.1016/j.apmr.2012.03.034

  • Taylor, L. M., Lewis, G. L., & Taylor, D. (2012). Short-term effects of electrical stimulation and voluntary activity on corticomotor excitability in healthy individuals and people with stroke. Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology, 29(3). Retrieved from https://www.scopus.com/

  • Taylor, L. (2008). An audit of physiotherapy vacancies over 2006: Analysis of current workforce needs. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 36(1).

  • Taylor, L., & Copeland, J. (2006). Changes in physiotherapy research, education and professional development in New Zealand. Physical Therapy Reviews, 11.

  • Vujnovich, A. L., Rochester, L., Dawson, N. J., & Taylor, L. (2000). Changes in excitability of the motor cortex during fatigue. [abstract]. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 28(2).

Conference contributions

  • Dunn, I., Montayre, J., Shrestha-Ranjit, J., Taylor, L., Neville, S., & Wright-St Clair, V. (2018). Effectiveness of community-based physical activity programmes for culturally and linguistically diverse older adults: A systematic review. In New Zealand Association of Gerontology "The Mosaic of Ageing" Conference. Auckland: New Zealand Association of Gerontology.

  • Taylor, L., Isbey, O., & Lord, S. (2018). Clinical measures of balance and mobility discern patterns of physical activity in community-dwelling octogenarians.. In NZ Association of Gerontology. Auckland: New Zealand Association of Gerontology.

  • Taylor, L. M., & Kerse, N. (2016). Use of active video games to improve mobility in aged care residents. In Physiotherapy NZ Conference 2016. Auckland.

  • Taylor, L. M., Kerse, N., & Maddison, R. (2016). Using active video games (AVGs) to improve mobility in aged care residents: A randomised controlled trial. In Conference of the New Zealand Association of Gerontology. Wellington.

  • Broadbent, E. A., MacDonald, B., Kerse, N., Robinson, H., Peri, K., Kuo, I., . . . Jayawardena, C. (2013). The psychological and social interactions between older people and robots. In 20th International International Association of Geriatrics and Gerontology. Seoul.

  • Taylor, L. M., Davie, K., Mueller, J., & Samsell, M. (2012). The physiotherapy specialist: A model that meets New Zealand's health needs?. In New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy Vol. 40 (pp. 93-94). Wellington: New Zealand Society of Physiotherapists Inc.

  • Taylor, L. M., Lewis GL., & Lucas J. (2010). Cortical excitability following wrist extension exercises augmented with electrical stimulation in chronic stroke participants. In New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy Vol. 38 (pp. 75). Auckland. Retrieved from http://www.cinahl.com/cgi-bin/refsvc?jid=285&accno=2010738315

  • Lucas, J., Taylor, L., Lewis, G. L., & Taylor, D. (2009). The effect of electrical stimulation on cortical excitability in people with chronic stroke. In Biennial Neurosymposium: Neurology Group of The New Zealand Society of Physiotherapists. Auckland.

  • Taylor, L. M., Lewis, G. N., Taylor, D., & Rosie, J. (2008). EMG-triggered neuromuscular electrical stimulation enhances corticospinal excitability.. In New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy Vol. 36 (pp. 93). Dunedin. Retrieved from http://www.cinahl.com/cgi-bin/refsvc?jid=285&accno=2010017277

  • Lewis, G. N., Taylor, L., Taylor, D., Rosie, J., & Rice, D. (2008). EMG-triggered neuromuscular electrical stimulation enhances corticospinal excitability. In European Congress on Clinical Neurophysiology. Istanbul.

  • Taylor, L., Roigard, A., Sung, T., & Vuletich, J. (2006). The New Zealand physiotherapy workforce: An audit of current gaps and implications for future needs. In New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy Vol. 34 (pp. 112). .

  • Vujnovich, A. L., Rochester, L., Dawson, N. J., & Taylor, L. (2000). Changes in excitability of the motor cortex during fatigue. In New Zealand Society of Physiotherapists Biennial Conference. Wellington.

  • Vujnovich, A. L., Dawson, N. J., Rochester, L., & Taylor, L. (1999). Effect of transcranial magnetic brain stimulation on spinal motoneurons during fatigue. In The 13th International Congress of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy. Yokohama.

Reports

  • Taylor, L., Davie, K., & Mueller, J. (2011). Consultation Paper Proposed New Scope of Practice: Physiotherapy Specialist. Physiotherapy Board of New Zealand. Retrieved from http://www.physioboard.org.nz/docs/Physiotherapy_Specialisation_Consultation.pdf

  • Mueller, J., Taylor, L., Copeland, J., Warren, J., Baxter, D., & White, S. (2008). Physiotherapy Specialisation: The Way Forward.

  • Mueller, J., Taylor, L., Copeland, J., Warren, J., Baxter, G. D., & White, S. (2007). Physiotherapy specialisation: The Way Forward:The Advanced Practitioner Working Party. Wellington: NZ Society of Physiotherapists.

Theses

  • Taylor, L. M. (2016). Physical activity in older people living in residential aged-care: A study of its measurement and a physical activity intervention using Active Video Games. (University of Auckland, Auckland).