Dr Lynne Taylor

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Senior Lecturer

Phone: +64 9 921 9157

Email: lynne.taylor@aut.ac.nz

Postal Address:
Department of Physiotherapy, A-11
School of Clinical Sciences
Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences
AUT University, Private Bag 92006,
Auckland 1142, New Zealand
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Neurological Rehabilitation


  • PhD
  • MBA
  • MSc (Physiology)
  • Advanced Diploma in Physiotherapy

Memberships and Affiliations:


Lynne is a Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy. Her research interests are the measurement of physical activity in older people, and interventions to promote physical activity in older people. Lynne teaches on the BHSc (Physio) programme in areas of assessment of physical function, applied neuroscience and research.

Teaching Areas:

  • Assessment of physical function
  • Neuroscience
  • Quantitative research approaches

Research Areas:

  • Rehabilitation
  • Gerontology
  • Movement science
  • Physical activity

Research Summary:

My research focuses on evaluation and promotion of physical activity in older people. The two themes of my research are the evaluation of novel interventions to improve activity levels and assessment of physical activity using wearable sensor technology.

Current Research Projects:

What I’m researching
The health benefits of an active lifestyle are well recognised, and even the oldest adults are encouraged to maintain levels of physical activity. However, the drivers of physical activity in older age, such as the contribution of balance and mobility capacity are less well understood.We’re currently examining the associations between commonly used balance and mobility tests and habitual physical activity, measured using accelerometry, in older people.


Recent Publications
Taylor, L., 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), 37-42. 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 (2001), 41(2), 108-123. 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 [10.1016/j.apmr.2014.01.013]. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

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), 2281-2286.