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Gillian Taylor is currently a Principal Lecturer - National Horizons Centre - Operational Management in the School of Health and Life Sciences, Teesside University.
Gillian is the module leader for Analytical Techniques, Forensic Analytical Chemistry and Drugs and Toxicogy.
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 the director of studies to three PhD students 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 - preterm infants
Gillian is involved with collaborative projects with Royal Victoria Infirmary - Newcastle and Northumbria University to study the organic compounds from healthy and thos suffeering from NEC.
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
Gillian is currenty the Director of Studies to three PhD students and involves in other supervisory teams.
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.
Fetal membrane bacterial load is increased in histologically confirmed inflammatory chorioamnionitis: A retrospective cohort studyHockney, R., Cummings, S., Taylor, G., Orr, C., Waring, G., Nelson, A. & Robson, S., 21 Jan 2020, In: Placenta. 91, p. 43-51 9 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile312 Downloads (Pure)
He, J., Evans, G., Byer, G., Taylor, G., Clarkson, P. & Yell, V., 9 Dec 2020, In: Journal of Food Processing and Preservation.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
Williams, R., Taylor, G. & Orr, C., 4 Jun 2020, In: Archaeometry. 19 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile148 Downloads (Pure)
3D imaging as a public engagement tool: Investigating an Ox cranium used in target practice at VindolandaWilliams, R., Thompson, T., Orr, C., Birley, A. & Taylor, G., 21 Jun 2019, In: Theoretical Roman Archaeology Journal. 2, 1, p. 1 16 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile896 Downloads (Pure)
Williams, R., Thompson, T., Orr, C., Birley, A. & Taylor, G. (ed.), 22 Apr 2019.
Research output: Contribution to conference › Poster › peer-review
1 Media contribution
Press/Media: Press / Media