Doctor Chloe Taylor

Doctor Chloe Taylor

DAP - Sport & Exercise Science,
Sport & Exercise Science

Senior Lecturer - Sport & Exercise Science,
Sport & Exercise Science

Biography

Chloe undertook her PhD at Liverpool John Moores University in the UK and has been employed in Sport and Exercise Science at UWS since July 2011. Chloe's research focus is cardiovascular control, in particular the responses to physiological challenges such as exercise and orthostasis, and the effects of time of day. A key area of her research involves the assessment of cardiovagal and sympathetic baroreflex sensitivity and its role in blood pressure regulation with respect to these challenges. Current studies include the investigation of inter-individual differences in blood pressure responses to mental and physical stressors, looking specifically at the effects of gender and ageing and links with baroreflex sensitivity. Other work includes using microneurography to measure sympathetic nerve activity to contracting muscles, exploring the roles of central command and the metaboreflex.

This information has been contributed by Doctor Taylor.

Qualifications

  • PhD Liverpool John Moores University

Professional Memberships

  • Australian Physiological Society (2011)
  • British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (2008)
  • European College of Sports Science (2009)
  • The Physiological Society (UK) (2011)

Awards

  • VC Professional Development Scholarship (UWS) 2013-04-11
  • British Association for Sport and Exercise Science Annual Student Conference Prize for Best Oral Presentation 2008-03-03
  • The Physiological Society Annual Conference - Poster Prize 2011-07-11

Interests

  • Autonomic Nervous System
  • Cardiovascular Control
  • Circadian Rhythms
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Mental and Physical Stress

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Sport & Exercise Science
  • Sport & Exercise Science

Committees

  • MyVoice Career Development for Academics
  • School of Science and Health Research and Higher Degress Committee
  • Campbelltown Campus Life Committee
  • Sports Science Seminar Series (UWS, Campbelltown)

Contact

Email: C.Taylor@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 4620 3298
Mobile:
Location: 20.G.31
Campbelltown

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Teaching

Previous Teaching Areas

  • 400326 Exercise Prescription for General Populations, 2013
  • 400903 Professional Development and Work Experience, 2013

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Taylor, C., Arnold, A., Fanciulli, A., Provini, F., Fu, Q., Macefield, V., Weese-Mayer, D., Shibao, C., Charkoudian, N. and Claydon, V. (2021), 'Women in clinical autonomic research and the autonomic societies : how far have we come in thirty years?', Clinical Autonomic Research, vol 31, no 1 , pp 23 - 26.
  • Hissen, S. and Taylor, C. (2020), 'Sex differences in vascular transduction of sympathetic nerve activity', Clinical Autonomic Research, vol 30, no 5 , pp 381 - 392.
  • Taylor, C., Boulton, D., Howden, E., Siebenmann, C. and Macefield, V. (2019), 'Central command increases muscle sympathetic nerve activity more to contracting than non-contracting muscle during rhythmic isotonic leg exercise', Journal of Neurophysiology, vol 121, no 5 , pp 1704 - 1710.
  • Boulton, D., Green, S., Macefield, V. and Taylor, C. (2019), 'A comparison of muscle sympathetic nerve activity to non-contracting muscle during isometric exercise in the upper and lower limbs', Frontiers in Neuroscience, vol 13 .
  • Hissen, S., Macefield, V., Brown, R. and Taylor, C. (2019), 'Sympathetic baroreflex sensitivity is inversely related to vascular transduction in men but not women', American Journal of Physiology: Heart and Circulatory Physiology, vol 317, no 6 , pp 1203 - 1209.
  • Boulton, D., Taylor, C., Green, S. and Macefield, V. (2018), 'The metaboreflex does not contribute to the increase in muscle sympathetic nerve activity to contracting muscle during static exercise in humans', Journal of Physiology, vol 596, no 6 , pp 1091 - 1102.
  • Hissen, S., El Sayed, K., Macefield, V., Brown, R. and Taylor, C. (2018), 'The stability and repeatability of spontaneous sympathetic baroreflex sensitivity in healthy young individuals', Frontiers in Neuroscience, vol 12 .
  • El Sayed, K., Macefield, V., Hissen, S., Joyner, M. and Taylor, C. (2018), 'Blood pressure reactivity at onset of mental stress determines sympathetic vascular response in young adults', Physiological Reports, vol 6, no 24 .
  • Gordon, C., Dodds, K., Marshall, N., Miller, C., Taylor, C. and Phillips, C. (2018), 'Getting to the heart of cardiac autonomic dysfunction in insomnia', Journal of Sleep Research, vol 27, no 6 .
  • Hissen, S., El Sayed, K., Macefield, V., Brown, R. and Taylor, C. (2017), 'Muscle sympathetic nerve activity peaks in the first trimester in healthy pregnancy : a longitudinal case study', Clinical Autonomic Research, vol 27, no 6 , pp 401 - 406.
  • Witter, T., Tzeng, Y., O'Donnell, T., Kusel, J., Walker, B., Berry, M. and Taylor, C. (2017), 'Inter-individual relationships between sympathetic arterial baroreflex function and cerebral perfusion control in healthy males', Frontiers in Neuroscience, vol 11 .
  • Boulton, D., Taylor, C., Macefield, V. and Green, S. (2016), 'Contributions of central command and muscle feedback to sympathetic nerve activity in contracting human skeletal muscle', Frontiers in Physiology, vol 7 .
  • Johnson, A., Hissen, S., Macefield, V., Brown, R. and Taylor, C. (2016), 'Magnitude of morning surge in blood pressure is associated with sympathetic but not cardiac baroreflex sensitivity', Frontiers in Neuroscience, vol 10, no 412 , pp 1 - 10.
  • El Sayed, K., Macefield, V., Hissen, S., Joyner, M. and Taylor, C. (2016), 'Rate of rise in diastolic blood pressure influences vascular sympathetic response to mental stress', Journal of Physiology, vol 594, no 24 , pp 7465 - 7482.
  • Hissen, S., Macefield, V., Brown, R., Witter, T. and Taylor, C. (2015), 'Baroreflex modulation of muscle sympathetic nerve activity at rest does not differ between morning and afternoon', Frontiers in Neuroscience, vol 9 .
  • Taylor, C., Witter, T., El Sayed, K., Hissen, S., Johnson, A. and Macefield, V. (2015), 'Relationship between spontaneous sympathetic baroreflex sensitivity and cardiac baroreflex sensitivity in healthy young individuals', Physiological Reports, vol 3, no 11 .
  • Dunn, J. and Taylor, C. (2014), 'Cardiovascular reactivity to stressors : effect of time of day?', Chronobiology International, vol 31, no 2 , pp 166 - 174.
  • Boulton, D., Taylor, C., Macefield, V. and Green, S. (2014), 'Effect of contraction intensity on sympathetic nerve activity to active human skeletal muscle', Frontiers in Physiology, vol 5 , pp 1 - 9.
  • Atkinson, G., Batterham, A., Kario, K., Taylor, C. and Jones, H. (2014), 'Blood pressure regulation VII. The "morning surge" in blood pressure : measurement issues and clinical significance', European Journal of Applied Physiology, vol 114, no 3 , pp 521 - 529.
  • Taylor, C., Willie, C., Ainslie, P. and Tzeng, Y. (2014), 'Assessment of human baroreflex function using carotid ultrasonography : what have we learnt?', Acta Physiologica, vol 211, no 2 , pp 297 - 313.
  • Willie, C., Ainslie, P., Taylor, C., Eves, N. and Tzeng, Y. (2013), 'Maintained cerebrovascular function during post-exercise hypotension', European Journal of Applied Physiology, vol 113, no 6 , pp 1597 - 1604.
  • Taylor, C., Willie, C., Atkinson, G., Jones, H. and Tzeng, Y. (2013), 'Postural influences on the mechanical and neural components of the cardiovagal baroreflex', Acta Physiologica, vol 208, no 1 , pp 1 - 8.
  • Taylor, C., Atkinson, G., Willie, C., Jones, H., Ainslie, P. and Tzeng, Y. (2011), 'Diurnal variation in the mechanical and neural components of the baroreflex', Hypertension, vol 58, no 1 , pp 51 - 56.
  • Willie, C., Cowan, E., Ainslie, P., Taylor, C., Smith, K., Sin, P. and Tzeng, Y. (2011), 'Neurovascular coupling and distribution of cerebral blood flow during exercise', Journal of Neuroscience Method, vol 198, no 2 , pp 270 - 273.
  • Willie, C., Ainslie, P., Taylor, C., Jones, H., Sin, P. and Tzeng, Y. (2011), 'Neuromechanical features of the cardiac baroreflex following exercise', Hypertension, vol 57 , pp 927 - 933.
  • Atkinson, G., Taylor, C., Morgan, N., Ormond, L. and Wallis, G. (2011), 'Pre-race carbohydrate dietary intake can independently influence sub-elite marathon running performance', International Journal of Sports Medicine, vol 32, no 8 , pp 611 - 617.
  • Chan, G., Ainslie, P., Willie, C., Taylor, C., Atkinson, G., Jones, H., Lovell, N. and Tzeng, Y. (2011), 'Contribution of arterial windkessel in low frequency cerebral hemodynamics during transient changes in blood pressure', Journal of Applied Physiology, vol 110, no 4 , pp 917 - 925.
  • Atkinson, G. and Taylor, C. (2011), 'Normalisation effect of sports training on blood pressure in hypertensives: regression to the mean?', Journal of Sports Sciences, vol 29, no 6 , pp 643 - 644.
  • Atkinson, G., Batterman, A., Jones, H., Taylor, C., Willie, C. and Tzeng, Y. (2011), 'Appropriate within-subjects statistical models for the analysis of baroreflex sensitivity', Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging, vol 31, no 1 , pp 80 - 2.
  • Atkinson, G., Taylor, C. and Jones, H. (2010), 'Inter-individual variability in the improvement of physiological risk factors for disease : gene polymorphisms or simply regression to the mean?', Journal of Physiology, vol 588, no 6 , pp 1023 - 1024.
  • Taylor, C., Jones, H., Zaregarizi, M., Cable, N., George, K. and Atkinson, G. (2010), 'Blood pressure status and post-exercise hypotension : an example of a spurious correlation in hypertension research?', Journal of Human Hypertension, vol 24 , pp 585 - 592.
  • Jones, H., Taylor, C., Lewis, N., George, K. and Atkinson, G. (2009), 'Post-exercise blood pressure reduction is greater following intermittent than continuous exercise and is influenced less by diurnal variation', Chronobiology International, vol 26, no 2 , pp 293 - 306.

Conference Papers

  • Boulton, D., Taylor, C., Macefield, V. and Green, S. (2012), 'Neural control of blood flow to a contracting muscle: roles of central command and metaboreceptors', Sydney 2012 Joint AuPS/PSNZ/ASB Meeting, Sydney.
  • Inter-individual differences in blood pressure responses to mental and physical stressors
  • Effects of physiological challenges (such as exercise and changes in posture) on baroreflex function
  • Circadian rhythms and blood pressure regulation
  • Muscle sympathetic nerve activity to contracting muscles: blood flow regulation during exercise

This information has been contributed by Doctor Taylor.

Current Projects

Title: Non-invasive vagal nerve stimulation to optimise autonomic functioning in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome [Via NeuRA] - No funds to WSU
Funder:
  • The Mason Foundation
Western Researchers: Chloe Taylor and Vaughan Macefield
Years: 2020-01-31 - 2022-12-31
ID: P00026281
Title: Vagus nerve stimulation: optimising stimulation parameters to treat Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Funder:
  • tVNS Technologies GmbH
Western Researchers: Chloe Taylor, Alex Burton and Paul Breen
Years: 2021-05-03 - 2021-11-01
ID: P00027060

Previous Projects

Title: The morning surge in blood pressure: role of the sympathetic baroreflex?
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Chloe Taylor and Vaughan Macefield
Years: 2013-12-09 - 2015-05-09
ID: P00021832
Title: Inter-individual differences in blood pressure responses to stressors
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Chloe Taylor and Vaughan Macefield
Years: 2012-11-15 - 2014-03-30
ID: P00021254

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