People

Dr Matthew Taylor

Senior Lecturer
School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences
Dr Matthew Taylor

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Professional Skills and Development 1 (SE101)

  • Biomechanics (SE102)

  • Professional Skills and Development 2 (SE201)

  • Applied Biomechanics and Movement Analysis (SE206)

  • Movement Analysis (SE303)

  • Research Project and Skills in Sports Science (SE309)

  • Environments Shape Physical Activity: Translating Research into Practice (SE330)

  • Biomechanics of Locomotion (SE732)

  • Research Project (SE740)

Previous supervision

Dhissanuvach Chaikhot
Dhissanuvach Chaikhot
Thesis title: Exploration of Wheelchair Propulsion Biomechanics in Straightforward Propulsion, Turning Manoeuvres and Obstacle Crossing: The Impacts of Sex, Age and Training.
Degree subject: Sport and Exercise Medicine
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 9/9/2019
Robert Reginald Southall-Edwards
Robert Reginald Southall-Edwards
Thesis title: Physical Capability & Sedentary Behaviour in UK Office Workers
Degree subject: Sport and Exercise Science
Degree type: Master of Science (by Dissertation)
Awarded date: 28/6/2018
Kim Rachel Duffy
Kim Rachel Duffy
Thesis title: The Effects of Age on Gait and Functional Movement Characteristics in an Older Adult Population
Degree subject: Sport and Exercise Science
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 25/6/2018
Joseph Alexander Shanks
Joseph Alexander Shanks
Thesis title: A Cross-Sectional Study of Radial and Tibial Ultrasonography Between Different Ethnic and Physically Active Groups
Degree subject: Sport and Exercise Science
Degree type: Master of Science (by Dissertation)
Awarded date: 14/10/2016
Andrew Dennison
Andrew Dennison
Thesis title: The Kinematic and Kinetic Effects of Lacrosse Stick Carriage During a Side-Step Cutting Manoeuvre
Degree subject: Sport and Exercise Science
Degree type: Master of Science (by Dissertation)
Awarded date: 19/11/2014
Simon Robert Nunn
Simon Robert Nunn
Degree subject: Sport and Exercise Science
Degree type: Master of Science (by Dissertation)
Awarded date: 4/7/2014
William Finlay Plom
William Finlay Plom
Thesis title: The Effects of Unstable Footwear Constructions Upon Balance and Locomotion
Degree subject: Sport and Exercise Science
Degree type: Master of Science (by Dissertation)
Awarded date: 18/6/2014

Publications

Journal articles (41)

Hak, L., Hettinga, FJ., Duffy, KR., Jackson, J., Sandercock, GRH. and Taylor, MJD., (2019). The concept of margins of stability can be used to better understand a change in obstacle crossing strategy with an increase in age. Journal of Biomechanics. 84, 147-152

Dixon, PC., Smith, T., Taylor, MJD., Jacobs, JV., Dennerlein, JT. and Schiffman, JM., (2019). Effect of walking surface, late-cueing, physiological characteristics of aging, and gait parameters on turn style preference in healthy, older adults. Human Movement Science. 66, 504-510

van Kooten, D., Hettinga, FJ., Duffy, K., Jackson, J. and Taylor, MJD., (2018). Are there associations with age and sex in walking stability in healthy older adults?. Gait and Posture. 60, 65-70

Chaikhot, D., Taylor, MJD. and Hettinga, FJ., (2018). Sex differences in wheelchair propulsion biomechanics and mechanical efficiency in novice young able-bodied adults. European Journal of Sport Science. 18 (5), 650-658

Coughlan, D., Taylor, MJD. and Jackson, J., (2018). The impact of warm-up on youth golfer clubhead speed and self-reported shot quality. International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy. 13 (5), 828-834

Morriën, F., Taylor, MJD. and Hettinga, FJ., (2017). Biomechanics in Paralympics: Implications for Performance. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance. 12 (5), 578-589

Timmis, MA., Bijl, H., Turner, K., Basevitch, I., Taylor, MJD. and van Paridon, KN., (2017). The impact of mobile phone use on where we look and how we walk when negotiating floor based obstacles. PLoS ONE. 12 (6), e0179802-e0179802

Coughlan, D., Taylor, M., Jackson, J., Ward, N. and Beardsley, C., (2017). Physical Characteristics Of Youth Elite Golfers And Their Relationship With Driver Clubhead Speed. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 1-1

Taylor, MJD. and Strike, SC., (2016). The effect of stopping before turning on the direct observational measure of whole body turning bias. Human Movement Science. 47, 116-120

Inklebarger, J., Taylor, M. and Griffin, M., (2016). Osteonecrosis of the femoral head in a recreational diver: Case report. International Musculoskeletal Medicine. 38 (1), 17-20

Taylor, MJD. and Griffin, M., (2015). The use of gaming technology for rehabilitation in people with multiple sclerosis. Multiple Sclerosis Journal. 21 (4), 355-371

Inklebarger, J., Taylor, MJD., Griffin, M. and Clarke, T., (2014). Fixation failure in an isolated tibial eminence ACL traction avulsion fracture in a paratrooper: is there an association with vitamin D deficiency?. Journal of Surgical Case Reports. 2014 (4), rju029-rju029

Taylor, MJD., Lindsverk, H., Nygaard, M., Hunt, J., Shanks, J., Griffin, M., Shawis, T. and Impson, R., (2014). Comparing the Energy Expenditure of Wii-Fit-Based Therapy with That of Traditional Physiotherapy in an Older Adult Population. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 62 (1), 203-205

Inklebarger, J., Griffin, M., Taylor, MJD. and Dembry, RB., (2014). Femoral and tibial stress fractures associated with vitamin D insufficiency. Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps. 160 (1), 61-63

Sandercock, G., Ogunleye, A., Parry, D., Cohen, D., Taylor, M. and Voss, C., (2014). Athletic Performance and Birth Month: Is the Relative Age Effect More than just Selection Bias?. International Journal of Sports Medicine. 35 (12), e6-e6

Almodhy, M., Beneke, R., Cardoso, F., Taylor, MJD. and Sandercock, GRH., (2014). Pilot investigation of the oxygen demands and metabolic cost of incremental shuttle walking and treadmill walking in patients with cardiovascular disease. BMJ Open. 4 (9), e005216-e005216

Sandercock, G., Ogunleye, A., Parry, D., Cohen, D., Taylor, M. and Voss, C., (2014). Athletic Performance and Birth Month: Is the Relative Age Effect More than just Selection Bias?. International Journal of Sports Medicine. 35 (12), 1017-1023

Plom, W., Strike, SC. and Taylor, MJD., (2014). The effect of different unstable footwear constructions on centre of pressure motion during standing. Gait & Posture. 40 (2), 305-309

Cohen, D., Ogunleye, AA., Taylor, M., Voss, C., Micklewright, D. and Sandercock, GRH., (2014). Association between habitual school travel and muscular fitness in youth. Preventive Medicine. 67, 216-220

Brown, D., Grimwade, D., Martinez-Bussion, D., Taylor, MJ. and Gladwell, V., (2013). The Validity of the ActiPed for Physical Activity Monitoring. International Journal of Sports Medicine. 34 (05), 431-437

Griffin, M., Shawis, T., Impson, R., Shanks, J. and Taylor, MJD., (2013). Comparing the Energy Expenditure of Wii Fit?-Based Therapy Versus Traditional Physiotherapy. Games for Health Journal. 2 (4), 229-234

Pepera, G., Cardoso, F., Taylor, MJD., Peristeropoulos, A. and Sandercock, GRH., (2013). Predictors of shuttle walking test performance in patients with cardiovascular disease. Physiotherapy. 99 (4), 317-322

Sandercock, GRH., Taylor, MJ., Voss, C., Ogunleye, AA., Cohen, DD. and Parry, DA., (2013). Quantification of the Relative Age Effect in Three Indices of Physical Performance. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 27 (12), 3293-3299

Sandercock, G., Pepera, G., Taylor, MJD. and Cardoso, F., (2013). Predictors of shuttle walking test performance in patientswith cardiovascular disease.. Physiotherapy. 99 (4), 317-322

Brown, DK., Grimwade, D., Martinez-Bussion, D., Taylor, MJD. and Gladwell, V., (2013). The Validity of the ActiPed for Physical Activity Monitoring. International Journal Of Sports Medicine. 34 (05), 431-437

Taylor, MJD., Shawis, T., Impson, R., Ewins, K., McCormick, D. and Griffin, M., (2012). Nintendo Wii As a Training Tool in Falls Prevention Rehabilitation: Case Studies. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 60 (9), 1781-1783

Griffin, M., Shawis, T., Impson, R., McCormick, D. and Taylor, MJD., (2012). Using the Nintendo Wii as an Intervention in a Falls Prevention Group. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 60 (2), 385-387

Taylor, MJ. and Beneke, R., (2012). Spring Mass Characteristics of the Fastest Men on Earth. International Journal of Sports Medicine. 33 (08), 667-670

Taylor, MJ. and Beneke, R., (2012). Spring Mass Characteristics of the Fastest Men on Earth. International Journal of Sports Medicine. 33 (08), 670-670

Sandercock, G., Voss, C., Cohen, D., Taylor, M. and Stasinopoulos, DM., (2012). Centile curves and normative values for the twenty metre shuttle-run test in English schoolchildren. Journal of Sports Sciences. 30 (7), 679-687

Taylor, MJD. and Beneke, R., (2012). Spring Mass Characteristics of the Fastest Men on Earth. International Journal Of Sports Medicine. 33 (08), 667-670

Taylor, MJD., McCormick, D., Shawis, T., Impson, R. and Griffin, M., (2011). Activity-promoting gaming systems in exercise and rehabilitation. The Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development. 48 (10), 1171-1171

Cohen, DD., Voss, C., Taylor, MJD., Delextrat, A., Ogunleye, AA. and Sandercock, GRH., (2011). Ten-year secular changes in muscular fitness in English children. Acta Paediatrica. 100 (10), e175-e177

Beneke, R., Taylor, MJD. and Leith�user, RM., (2011). The Fastest Men's 100 m Sprint Final - Stature and Step Rate were Cues for Success. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 43 (5 (S1), creators-Taylor=3AMatthew_J_D=3A=3A

Taylor, MJD., Cohen, D., Voss, C. and Sandercock, GRH., (2010). Vertical jumping and leg power normative data for English school children aged 10–15 years. Journal of Sports Sciences. 28 (8), 867-872

Cohen, DD., Voss, C., Taylor, MJD., Stasinopoulos, DM., Delextrat, A. and Sandercock, GRH., (2010). Handgrip strength in English schoolchildren. Acta Paediatrica. 99 (7), 1065-1072

Beneke, R. and Taylor, MJD., (2010). What gives Bolt the edge—A.V. Hill knew it already!. Journal of Biomechanics. 43 (11), 2241-2243

Strike, SC. and Taylor, MJD., (2009). The temporal–spatial and ground reaction impulses of turning gait: Is turning symmetrical?. Gait & Posture. 29 (4), 597-602

Taylor, MJD., Strike, SC. and Dabnichki, P., (2007). Turning bias and lateral dominance in a sample of able-bodied and amputee participants. Laterality: Asymmetries of Body, Brain and Cognition. 12 (1), 50-63

Taylor, MJD., Strike, SC. and Dabnichki, P., (2006). Strategies Used for Unconstrained Direction Change during Walking. Perceptual and Motor Skills. 102 (2), 576-588

Taylor, MJD., Dabnichki, P. and Strike, SC., (2005). A three-dimensional biomechanical comparison between turning strategies during the stance phase of walking. Human Movement Science. 24 (4), 558-573

Conferences (2)

Beneke, R., Taylor, MJD. and Leithaeuser, RM., (2012). The Fastest Men's 100 m Sprint Final - Stature and Step Rate were Cues for Success

Beneke, R., Taylor, MJD. and Leithäuser, RM., (2011). The Fastest Men's 100 m Sprint Final - Stature and Step Rate were Cues for Success

Contact

mtaylor@essex.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1206 872818

Location:

ESA.3.13, Colchester Campus