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I am the Programme Leader for Professional Doctorate in Health and Social Care, and Module Leader for Thesis Proposal and Thesis.

I supervise a number of doctoral students on both PhD and professional doctorate programmes of study. I am both a principal and second supervisor.

I have a great interest in research ethics and I am an Expert Panel Member to Health Research Authority – Greater Manchester North West Ethics Committee.


I have considerable research experience; most recent projects include;

  • Principal Investigator: Dementia: exploring public perceptions and understanding through  experiences £2987.00 (April 2017) Funded by University of Chester: QR funding.
  • Principal Investigator: Examining the experience of older adults with later life acquired dual  sensory impairment £2987.00 (April 2017) Funded by University of Chester: QR funding.
  • Principal Investigator: extension for the original preceptorship  project, to develop the findings from the original project into an online toolkit and further develop the network. An additional £17,000 (January 2017) funded by Health Education England.
  • Principal Investigator The age of the ‘scammer’: New vulnerabilities for and ageing society in the 21st Century £ 3,800 (October 2015) Funded by University of Chester: QR funding.
  • Principal Investigator to undertake a review of preceptorship programmes in North West NHS Trusts. £40,000 (January 2015) funded by Health Education England. Nominated for an award for Research and Innovation (see above) (paper submitted for review)

Brightlife: research team lead (PI- Kingston) evaluating a 5.2 million pound ‘Big Lottery’ project to reduce social isolation and loneliness in later life:

  • Phase one: qualitative and quantitative evaluation of commissioned services £199,092 (September 2014)
  • Phase two: qualitative and quantitative evaluation of social prescribing £125,000 (April 2017)
  • Phase three: Social Return on Investment (SROI) £82,000 (March 2018)
  • Phase four: Dementia Evaluation £30,000 (March 2018)

TOTAL £436,092

Published Work

Taylor Louise, Eost- Telling Charlotte, Exploring Preceptorship Programmes: Implications for Future Design. Journal of Clinical Nursing; Accepted for publication November 2018

Olsen Veronica, Taylor Louise, Whiteley Kirsty, Ellerton Annie, Kingston Paul, Bailey Jan, Exploring Public Perceptions and Understanding of Dementia: Analysing Narratives from the Mass Observation Project.  Dementia: the international journal of social research and practice Accepted for publication July 2018.

Jan Bailey, Paul Kingston, Simon Alford, Louise Taylor and Edward Tolhurst. (2016) An evaluation of Cognitive Stimulation Therapy sessions for people with dementia and a concomitant support group for their carers. Dementia 0(0) 1–19.  DOI: 10.1177/1471301215626851

Kingston, P. Taylor L. (2011) Active ageing: an assortment of implications for mental health. Guest Editorial Journal of Pakistan Psychiatric Society 8 (1) 3-5.

Benbow S.M. Taylor L.M. & Mustafa N.& Morgan K. (2011) Design, delivery and evaluation of teaching by service users and carers. Educational Gerontology (2011) 37 (7): 621-633.

Benbow S.M. & Taylor L.M. (2010) Learning and the mental health of older adults: implications for education and training. International Journal of Education and Ageing 1(2) 167-178.

Benbow S.M. Taylor L. & Morgan K. (2008) Multiple perspectives: involving users and carers in educating health and social care professionals. Quality in Ageing 9(2)12-17.

Bawn S. Benbow S.M. Jolley D. Kingston P. & Taylor L. (2007) Transitions: graduating between general and old age psychiatry services in England and Wales. The Mental Health Review 12: 21-26.

Newspaper Articles

Kingston P. Taylor L & Bailey J (9.9.2015) The Guardian Newspaper ‘Second Thoughts’ [This was a synthesis of the literature on ‘scams’ and a reflection of an intervention to reduce ‘scams’ evaluated by the University of Chester].


  • Doctor of Education, Keele University (2013)
  • Master of Science Critical Care, Hull University (2001)
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) Education Studies (Nursing), University of Wolverhampton (1994)
  • Lecturer/ Practice Educator (1994)
  • Diploma in Professional Studies in Nursing, University of Wolverhampton (1992)
  • General Intensive Care Nursing (ENB 100) (1989)
  • Registered Nurse (Adult) (1986)