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Academic Biography

Gillian Taylor is currently a Principal Lecturer - National Horizons Centre - Operational Management in the School of Science, Engineering and Design, Teesside University.

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.

Archaeology - main research interests include: decomposition in anaerobic environments, pathophysiology of bone, stable isotope analysis of bone collagen and organic/inorganic analysis of bone.  Gillian has developed methods in investigation amino acids in bone, especially towards stable isotope methodology.

Illicit drug analysis - main research interests currently include the development of methods for the detection of novel psychoactive compounds, detection of drugs in wastewater and novel techniques for drug detection.

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Research Output

Fetal membrane bacterial load is increased in histologically confirmed inflammatory chorioamnionitis: A retrospective cohort study

Hockney, 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 journalArticle

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    pXRF method development for elemental analysis of archaeological soil

    Williams, R., Taylor, G. & Orr, C., 4 Jun 2020, In : Archaeometry. 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    3D imaging for visualising Roman activity at Vindolanda

    Williams, R., Thompson, T., Orr, C., Birley, A. & Taylor, G. (ed.), 22 Apr 2019.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

  • Characterisation of intact hemoglobin variants utilising a cyclic ion mobility-enabled quadrupole time-of-flight (Q-cIM-oaToF) mass spectrometer

    Alkawi, AHMAD., Scrivens, J., Taylor, G., Akram, S., Palmer, M., Ujma, J., Giles, K., Williams, J. & Edgeworth, M., 2019, p. WP483.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

    Press / Media

    University to lead £1m food research project

    Gillian Taylor & Jibin He


    1 item of Media coverage

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    Science Grads Look toward the Horizon

    Gillian Taylor


    1 Media contribution

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    Vindolanda in 2018: Communities and conflict and the Severan occupation of the site

    Andrew Birley, Marta Alberti, Gillian Taylor, Rhys Williams & Hrafnhildur Halldórsdóttir


    1 Media contribution

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