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Gillian Taylor is an Associate Professor - Analytical Chemistry
Gillian is the module leader for Analytical Techniques, Forensic Analytical Chemistry and Drugs and Toxicology.
Before coming to Teesside Gillian studied at Newcastle University and was a post-doctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany. Gillian has published in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters on a range of subjects from archaeological chemistry, analytical chemistry and stable isotope analysis
Summary of Research Interests
Gillian's main research areas focus is the development of analytical techniques towards forensic and archaeological applications. Gillian has published and collbaorated with local, national and international partners in peer reviewed journal of international quality.
Gillian's expertise and interest include:-
- Volatile organic compounds - using SPME coupled with GC-MS
- Preservation processes - chemical and microbiological
- Decomposition in aerobic and anaerobic environments
- Mass spectrometry method development
- Elemental analysis of soil
- Image analysis
Research Projects & External Funding
1. Preservation processes - Vindolanda
Gillian is involved in collbaorative projects with The Vindolanda Trust. These projects investigate chemical and microbiological influences on the preservation of artefacts, mainly bone, leather and textiles.
2. Volatile Organic Compounds - Soil mechanisms
Gillian is involved with collaborative projects to investigate soil processes, through volatile analysis, linking biomarkers and microbes
3. Volatile Organic Compounds - Marine
Gillian works with colleagues to investigate changes in volatile organic compounds between healthy and disease marine species
4. Drug Identification
Gillian works with external partners and collaborators to support th identification of drugs through the use of gas chromatography mass spectrometry
PhD and Research Opportunities
Please contact for discussion of PhD opportunities
External Roles and Professional Activities
Gillian has acted as an external examiner for other academic institutions for science programmes, from level 3 to 7.
Learning and Teaching Interests and Activities
Gillian is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Enterprise Interest and Activities
Gillian has worked with a range of local industrial collaborators towards method development, especially with gas chromatography mass spectrometry for the measurement of small molecules.
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1/11/21 → 30/09/22
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Chemical and microbiological tools for identifying climate change impacts at Roman fort sites, Northumberland, UKTaylor, G., Orr, C. & M. Baldini, L., 11 Jul 2022.
Research output: Contribution to conference › Poster
Formalin-Fixed Paraffin-Embedded (FFPE) samples are not a beneficial replacement for frozen tissues in fetal membrane microbiota researchHockney, R., Terry, J. (ed.), Orr, C. H., Waring, G. J., Christiaens, I., Taylor, G., Cummings, S. P., Robson, S. C. & Nelson, A., 17 Mar 2022, In: PLoS ONE. 17, 3, e0265441.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile14 Downloads (Pure)
Everett, R. & Taylor, G., 3 May 2022, In: Current Archaeology. 387, p. 50-52 3 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile95 Downloads (Pure)
Taylor, G. & Birley, B., May 2022.
Research output: Contribution to conference › Paper
Taylor, G. & Williams, R., 1 Jan 2022, In: Bulletin / Teesside Archaeological Society. Online. 26, p. 51-53
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen Access
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