Dr Chloe Taylor


Adjunct Fellow in the School of Medicine | Senior Lecturer in sport & exercise science in the School of Science and Health


Chloe undertook her PhD at Liverpool John Moores University in the UK and has been employed in Sport and Exercise Science at Western Sydney University 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.

Research Interests

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


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


  • Campbelltown Campus Life Committee
  • Sports Science Seminar Series (Western Sydney University, Campbelltown)

Qualifications and Recognition

  • VC Professional Development Scholarship (Western Sydney University), 2013
  • The Physiological Society Annual Conference - Poster Prize, 2011
  • PhD Liverpool John Moores University
  • British Association for Sport and Exercise Science Annual Student Conference Prize for Best Oral Presentation, 2008

Research and Publications

Contact Details

Telephone+61 2 4620 3298
LocationBuilding 20, Campbelltown