Staff Profile: A/Prof Natalie Taylor

Dr Natalie Taylor

Adjunct Associate Professor Natalie Taylor

Senior Research Fellow

Research summary
A/Prof Natalie Taylor has expertise in health and organisational behaviour change. Her current research is focused 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.
  • Williams, R., Tucker, K., Wakefield, C., & Taylor, N. Consultation via Telehealth to Access Cancer genetic counselling. Translational Cancer Research Network. $77,800 (2018-2020).

Academic affiliations

Adjunct Associate Professor, 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. Best, S., Martyn, M., Long, J., North, K., Braithwaite, J., & Gaff, C. (2019). A transformative translational change programme to introduce genomics into healthcare: a complexity and implementation science study protocol. BMJ Open

Long, J.C., Debono, D., Williams, R., Chin, M., & Taylor, N. (2018). Using behaviour change and implementation science to address low referral rates in oncology. BMC HSR

Taylor, N., Clay-Williams, R., et al. (2015). High performing hospitals: a qualitative synthesis of associated factors and practical strategies (2015). BMC Health Services Research. 15 (1). 

Taylor, N., Parveen, S., Robins, V., et al. (2013). Development and initial validation of the Influences on Patient Safety Behaviours Questionnaire Implementation Science 8 (81)

Taylor, N., Lawton, R., Slater, B.; Foy, R.(2013)  The demonstration of a theory-based approach to the design of localized patient safety interventions Implementation Science (2013) 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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