Dr John Taylor

Research Fellow (Clinical Hearing Sciences)

John has previously held various post-doctoral positions at the University of Nottingham, most recently evaluating an intervention to prevent the uptake of smoking in school-aged children. Previously, he worked in CLAHRC-NDL as Senior Research Fellow / Programme Manager for the Children and Young People's Theme, following a Research Fellow post investigating the effectiveness of parenting programmes in primary school settings. Before joining CLAHRC, John was a Research Fellow managing a randomised controlled trial to assess an intervention to prevent adolescent depression.

John acquired a BSc (Hons) in Psychology from the University of Hertfordshire, before working as a Research Assistant at the MRC Institute of Hearing Research, Nottingham. Following this, he obtained an MSc in Health Psychology from the University of Nottingham and stayed to undertake an MRC-funded PhD. His thesis explored the role of the Theory of Planned Behaviour in promoting uptake of NHS Stop Smoking Services and Nicotine Replacement Therapy in pregnancy. John holds the PRINCE2 Foundation, Practitioner and APMP qualifications in Project Management and is a Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society and Associate Fellow of the Institute of Mental Health.

Expertise summary
John’s interests are in Health Psychology, Mental Health and behaviour change. He has experience of project managing Randomised Controlled Trials and feasibility studies in these areas. In particular, he has expertise in qualitative methodology to assess the feasibility, acceptability and effectiveness of interventions.