Biography

I am a Principal Lecturer for Applied Psychology. I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a British Psychological Society Psychometric Test Assessor and Associate Fellow. In 2010 I was awarded British Psychological Society Chartered Scientist Status and in 2008 British Psychological Society Chartership.

Qualifications and memberships

2013 - Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

2013 - PhD Lancaster University - Psychology

2007 - MSc Applied Forensic Psychology

1995 - MSc Psychological Research Methods and Statistics, Lancaster University.

1993 - BSc (Hons) Psychology, University of Teesside.

1995 - MSc Psychological Research Methods and Statistics, Lancaster University.

1993 - BSc (Hons) Psychology, University of Teesside.

Academic and research interests

Criminal Psychology; complex identitities and victimisation.

Using nature based community projects as therapeutic tools to enhance wellbeing and social connectedness. Organizational issues, workplace stress, citizenship and job satisfaction.

Research methodology (e.g. Deliberative Inquiry; Photo-elicitation; Bricolage; Service User Participation)

My current main supervisor PgR students are:

Taha Aldeen - Meeting the needs of patients with chronic skin diseases

Ashleigh Hunt - Exploring exposure to traumatic occupational stressors within unformed service personnel.

Kirsteen Laidlaw - Exploring the lived experiences of young carers

David Wright - The Primitive Within: An exploration of the call of the wild

Publications

Recent research publications and presentations

Bates, E. A., McCann, J. J., Kaye, L. K. & Taylor, J. C. (2017) “Beyond Words”: A researcher’s guide to using photo elicitation in psychology. Qualitative Research in Psychology.

Taylor , J.C., Convery, I. & Barton, E. (2014). Exploring the relationship between connectedness to nature and social connectedness in a female offending population. Applied Psychology Research, 1(1), 1-16.

Taylor, J.C, Convery, I. & Barton, E. (2014). Social connectedness and female offending. Forensic Update, 111, 11-16.

Taylor, J.C, Convery, I. & Barton, E. (2014). Social connectedness and female offending. Forensic Update Compendium, 2012, 35-41.

Chang, K., Kuo, C.., Su, M., & Taylor, J.C. (2013). Dis-identification in organisation (DiO) and its role in the workplace. Industrial Relations. (SSCI: 0034-379X).

Chang, K., & Taylor, J.C. (2013). Do your employees use the right coping strategies. International Journal of Commerce and Strategy. ISSN 2073-2147.

Chang, K., Chen, H., & Taylor, J. (2012). Homophily, workplace stress and management style. International Journal of Psychology, 47, 491-491. (SSCI, ISSN: 0020-7594)

Elliott, D., Polman, R., & Taylor, J.C. (2012). The Effects of Relaxing Music for Anxiety Control on Competitive Sport Anxiety. European Journal of Sports Psychology, ID TEJS-2012-0015.

Barnard,P., Scott, S., Taylor, J., May, J. & Knightley, W. (2004). Paying Attention to Meaning; Psychological Science, 15, 179-186.

In preparation

Taylor, J.C. & Bates, E.A. (2017). Promoting inclusivity in research: Using photo-elicitation with people who experience social exclusion. Manuscript in preparation.

Conference presentations

Stuart, K. & Taylor, J.C. (2017). Rubrics and Feedforward to Improve Student Attainment. HEA Conference, Manchester, July.

Taylor, J.C. (2017). Interpersonal Violence, Abuse and Social Connectivity: Exploring Narratives from Females Serving a Work Based Community Order. Abusive Behaviour Conference. Birmingham, June.

Taylor, J.C. & Spurgeon-Dickson, A. (2016). Smoking cessation in prisons: exploring issues of control, collusion, and enterprise when implementing smoking cessation within prison environments. Paper presented at BPS Annual Conference - Nottingham, April.

Taylor, J.C. & Spurgeon-Dickson, A. (2016). Smoking cessation in prisons: exploring issues of control, collusion, and enterprise when implementing smoking cessation within prison environments. Paper presented at Prison Experience Conference - Budapest, March.

Taylor, J.C. (2015). Evaluating female clinical forensic service user engagement using deliberative inquiry. International Convention of Psychological Science (ICPS), Amsterdam, March.

Taylor, J.C. & Chang, K. (2014). Employee resignation planning: what matters most, organisational or global climate? 28th International Congress of Applied Psychology Scientific Programme Committee (ICAP). Paris, July.

Taylor, J.C. (2013). A pre and post exploration of female offender's experiences of a nature based community sentence order. BPS Social Psychology Section - Exeter, August.

Taylor, J.C. (2013). A pre and post exploration of female offender's experiences of a nature based community sentence order. BPS Qualitative Methods in Psychology - September, Huddersfield.

Taylor, J.C. (2013). Work in nature: An opportunity for social reconnection for female community sentenced offenders? Doctoral Colloquium - Lancaster, July.

Taylor, J.C. & Barton, E. (2013). Social connectedness: A precursor to desistance for female offenders? Paper presented at BPS Annual Conference - Harrogate, April.

Chang, K., & Taylor, J.C. (2012). Homophily, Workplace Stress and Management Style. Paper presented at the XXXth International Congress of Psychology (ICP), Cape Town, South Africa, July.

Chang, K., Cheng, K.T. & Taylor, J.C. (2012). Doing Good in Schools: Examining Organisational Citizenship Behaviour in Primary School Teachers. Paper presented at BPS Annual Conference - London, April.

Taylor, J.C. (2012). Victims or Villains - what difference does it make? Paper presented at Women, Crime and Criminal Justice Practice: Diversity, Diversion, Desistance and Dignity, Institute of Criminology, Cambridge, January.

Taylor, J.C. (2011). Prisons as places of hard work. Paper presented at British Psychological Society NEEB Conference, York, October.

Taylor, J.C. (2011). Exploring female offenders' experiences of release, community reintegration and recidivism. Paper presented at Research Fest UoC, Lancaster, July.

Taylor, J.C. (2007). Primary school teachers' perceptions of different types of aggression amongst children and the moral reasoning associated with those perceptions. Paper presented at Research Fest UoC, Lancaster, July.

Books and chapters in books

Bates, E.A. & Taylor, J.C. (Eds.). (In Press). Intimate partner violence: New perspectives in research and practice. Oxon: Taylor & Francis, Routledge.

Chang, K.,  Taylor, J., Cheng, K. (2017).  'Exploring MEH (Manager-Employee-Heterophily) in US-owned and Managed Plants in Taiwan ', in: Rowley, C & Paulet, E (Eds.), Asian Studies: Contemporary Issues and Trends, Elsevier, London, UK.

Taylor, J.C. (2017). Bricolage: Visual and creative arts in the design of applied psychology assessments, in S. Watts & C. Wakefield, (Eds). Teaching Visual Methods in the Social Sciences. London: Routledge.

Taylor, J.C. (2016). Wild places as therapeutic environments. In I. Convery & P. Davis, (Eds.). Shifting Interpretations of Natural Heritage. Heritage Matters Series XX.

Taylor, J. (2014). A deliberative inquiry to evaluate and progress a community sentence work order project. In SAGE Research Methods Cases. London, United Kingdom: SAGE Publications, Ltd.

Chang, K., & Taylor, J.C. (2012).Working to Establish Effective Stress Management for Employees: Stress coping and the role of the organisation [Paperback] LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing. ISBN-10: 3848497301

Book reviews

Taylor, J.C. (2015). Scientific writing for psychology: Lessons in clarity and style. In Psychology Learning and Teaching, XX.       

Taylor, J.C. (2012). Identity, health and women. A critical social psychological perspective J.A. Christodoulou In Community, Work & Family, 15(3), 377-9.

Taylor, J.C. (2011) Psychological Groupwork with Acute Psychiatric Inpatients. Radcliffe, J., Hajek, K, Carlson,J., & Manor, O. In Psychology Learning and Teaching, 10. www.wwwords.co.uk/plat/content/pdfs/10/issue10_1.asp

Taylor, J.C. (2008). Psychological Testing: An introduction (2nd ed). Domino,G., &. Domino, M. In Psychology Learning and Teaching,7.

Recent external roles

2009 - 2013: External Examiner - Glyndwr University BSc (Hons) Psychology

2009 - 2013: Northern Child and Adolescent Forensic Mental Health Services (supervised practice work)

2014 - present: External Examiner - University of Sunderland (BSc and MSc Psychology)

2015:  External Advisor - Chester University (BSc Psychology)

2015 - present: Member of The British Psychological Society (BPS) Undergraduate Education Committee

2016- present : External Examiner MMU MSc Communication, Behaviour and Credibility Analysis

2017-present: Committee Member of Carlisle Key

Reviewer for Criminal Justice and Behaviour; Journal of Managerial Psychology; Health and Place; Journal of Organisational Behaviour.