Dr. Sarah Taylor

Sarah Taylor
Qualifications: PhD, Edge Hill University, 2018; Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education, Edge Hill University, 2017; MPhil, Liverpool John Moores University, 2015; BSc Sport and Exercise Science, Liverpool John Moores University, 2014
Contact:

Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences
Faculty of Education & Health Sciences
University of Limerick
Email: sarah.taylor@ul.ie
Tel: +​353 61 234988
 

Role:

Postdoctoral Researcher on the Healthy Ireland Demonstration Project

Teaching and Research Interests:

Research Interests:

  • Measuring and monitoring physical activity.
  • Physical activity levels of children and young people.
  • The design, implementation and evaluation of school-based physical activity interventions. 

Selected Publications:

  • Taylor, S. L., Noonan, R. J., Knowles, Z. R., McGrane, B., Curry, W. B., & Fairclough, S. J. (2018). Acceptability and feasibility of single-component primary school physical activity interventions to inform the AS:Sk project. Children 5(12). DOI: 10.3390/children5120171
  • Taylor, S. L., Noonan, R. J., Knowles, Z. R., Owen, M. B., & Fairclough, S. J. (2018). Process evaluation of a pilot multi-component physical activity intervention - Active Schools: Skelmersdale. BMC Public Health 18(1). DOI: 10.1186/s12889-018-6272-1
  • Owen, M. B., Kerner, C., Taylor, S. L., Noonan, R. J., Newson, L. M., Kosteli, M. C., Curry, W. B., & Fairclough, S. J. (2018). The Feasibility and Acceptability of The Girls Peer Activity (G-PACT) Peer-led Mentoring Intervention. Children, 5(9). DOI: 10.3390/children5090128
  • Taylor, S. L., Noonan, R. J., Knowles, Z. R., Owen, M. B., McGrane, B., Curry, W. B., & Fairclough, S. J. (2018). Evaluation of a pilot school-based physical activity clustered randomised controlled trial: Active Schools: Skelmersdale. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15(5). DOI: 10.3390/ijerph15051011
  • Owen, M. B., Kerner, C., Taylor, S. L., Noonan, R. J., Newson, L., Kosteli, M. C., Curry, W. B., & Fairclough, S. J. (2018). The feasibility of a novel school peer-led mentoring model to improve the physical activity levels and sedentary time of adolescent girls: The Girls’ Peer Activity (G-PACT) project. Children, 5(6). DOI: 10.3390/children5060067
  • Fairclough, S. J., Dumuid, D., Taylor, S. L., Curry, W. B., McGrane, B., Stratton, G., Maher, C., & Olds, T. (2017). Fitness, fatness and the reallocation of time between children’s daily movement behaviours: An analysis of compositional data. International Journal of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity, 14(1). DOI: 10.1186/s12966-017-0521-z
  • Taylor, S. L., Curry, W. B., Knowles, Z. R., Noonan, R. J., McGrane, B., & Fairclough S. J. (2017). Predictors of segmented school day physical and sedentary time in children from a northwest England low-income community. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 14(5). DOI: 10.1186/s12966-017-0521-z
  • Fairclough, S. J., McGrane, B., Sanders, G., Taylor, S. L., Owen, M., & Curry, W. B. (2016). A non-equivalent pilot trial of a school-based physical activity and fitness intervention for 10-11 year old English children: born to move. BMC Public Health, 16(1). DOI: 10.1186/s12889-016-3550-7