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Dr. Lee Taylor

Dr. Lee Taylor

Research Scientist & Acting Head of Research

Dr Lee Taylor (PhD) is a Research Scientist within the Athlete Health and Performance Research Centre. His research focuses upon strategies to optimize training, competition and recovery relative to exercise within challenging environmental extremes (e.g. heat, cold, hypoxia, hyperbaria) and during the extensive travel commitments seen in many Elite sporting competitions (illness, jet-lag, travel-fatigue, sleep, etc.). Dr Taylor performs practitioner roles translating his laboratory research conducted here at Aspetar and across the globe, to elite individual and team sport athletes/teams internationally (including Olympic sports). His international expertise is recognized in these fields through Fellowships of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and European College of Sport Science (ECSS), and continuing consultancy and research collaborations with Elite individual and team sport athletes/teams. He leads the Programming Initiative of the ACSM Special Interest Group Environmental and Occupational Physiology.

Laboratory and applied research projects has led Dr Taylor to publish over 65 peer-reviewed scientific publications and supervise to completion 14 Higher Degree Research students (e.g. PhD and Mres). He has attracted over USD $280,000 (USD) worth of internal and external funding to support his research. In roles prior to appointment at Aspetar, Dr Taylor worked as a University Academic and Post Doc in the UK, occupying management positions related to both teaching and research, including leading Post Graduate Research within the Institute of Sport and Physical Activity Research (ISPAR), at the University of Bedfordshire (UK).

Qualifications:

  • 2006: BSc (H) Sport and Exercise Science.
  • 2010: PhD Exercise Physiology and Biochemistry.

Career Achievements:

Fellowships:

  • 2017: American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).
  • 2017: European College of Sport Science (ECSS).
  • 2014: Higher Education Academy (HEA).

Roles/positions:

  • 2017: Associate Editor Frontiers in Physiology.
  • 2016: Leader Programming Initiative of the ACSM Special Interest Group Environmental and Occupational Physiology.
  • 2016: Visiting Research Fellow, Loughborough University (UK), School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences.
  • 2015: Lead Post Graduate Research Institute of Sport and Physical Activity Research (ISPAR), University of Bedfordshire (UK).

Grant income:

  • Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA).
  • Union of European Football Associations (UEFA).
  • European Hydration Institute (EHI).
  • Aspire Zone Foundation.

Clubs and Organizations worked with:

  • Elite International Rugby Union Sevens teams competing in the World Rugby Sevens Series (Male).
  • Elite and Professional Soccer (Football) Clubs.
  • Elite Rugby Union Fifteens.
  • Elite Rugby League.
  • Elite Professional Ironman Triathletes (male and female).
  • Consultant to Ultra-Endurance Athletes.
  • Expert Witness Ministry of Defence (UK).

 

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