Staff Profile: Dr Natalie Taylor

Dr Natalie Taylor

Dr Natalie Taylor

Senior Research Fellow

Research summary
Dr Natalie Taylor has expertise in health and organisational behaviour change. Her current research is focussed on testing the impact of behaviour change and implementation science methods for enhancing the translation of clinical guidelines to improve Lynch syndrome screening and referral practices.


  • PhD in Health Psychology, University of Leeds (UK)
  • MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology, Loughborough University (UK)
  • BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science, Leeds Metropolitan University (UK)

Grants held

  • Taylor, N., Tucker, K., Macrae, F., Gill, A., Pachter, N., Parkinson, B., Solomon, M., Shaw, T., & Kench, J. Hide and seek with hereditary cancer: Improving detection of colorectal cancer patients with a high risk of Lynch syndrome. Cancer Australia. $579,140. (2017-2020). ID: 1123924
  • Taylor, N. Translating evidence into practice for hereditary cancer. Cancer Institute NSW Career Development Fellowship. $598,251. (2017-2020). ID: 2017/CDF005
  • Taylor, N., Gaff, C., & Braithwaite, J. Implementation of Genomic Sequencing into Clinical Practice. Australian Genomics Health Alliance. ($240,000)
  • Westbrook, J., Braithwaite, J., Day, R., Middleton, S., Scott, D., Rapport, F., Mitchell, R., Baysari, M., Li, L., & Taylor, N. Creating a culture of safety and respect: a controlled, mixed methods study of the effectiveness of a behavioural accountability intervention to reduce unprofessional behaviours. NHMRC Partnership Project Grant. $875,978.40. (2018-2022). ID: 1134459.

Academic affiliations

Visiting Senior Research Fellow, The University of Sydney

Honorary Senior Research Fellow, Macquarie University

Student supervision

Natalie is available to supervise PhD students enrolled at The University of Sydney and Macquarie University.

Key publications

Taylor, N., Long, J.C., Debono, D., Williams, R., Salisbury, E., O’Neill, S., Eykman, E., Braithwaite, J., & Chin, M. (2016). Achieving behaviour change for detection and management of Lynch syndrome using the Theoretical Domains Framework Implementation (TDFI) approach: a study protocol. BMC Health Services Research.

Taylor N, Lawton R, Slater B, Moore S., Craig, J., Wright J, Mohammed, M. (2014). Collaborating with front-line healthcare professionals: the clinical and cost effectiveness of a theory based approach to the implementation of a national guideline. BMC Health Services Research, 14 (1), 648.

Taylor, N., Lawton, R., Slater, B., & Foy, R. (2013). The demonstration of a theory based approach to the design of localised patient safety interventions. Implementation Science, 8: 123

Taylor, N., Lawton, R., Conner, M. (2012). The impact of theory on the effectiveness of worksite physical activity interventions: a meta-analysis and meta-regression. Health Psychology Review, 6(1), pp.33-73.

McEachen, R., Conner, M., Taylor, N., & Lawton, R. (2011). Prospective prediction of health-related behaviors with the Theory of Planned Behavior: A meta-analysis. Health Psychology Review, 5(2), 97-144.

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