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DSM staff profile

Professor Barry Taylor

PositionDean of the Dunedin School of Medicine
DepartmentDean's Department (DSM)
QualificationsMB ChB(Otago) FRACP
Research summarySudden unexpected death in infancy (SUDI), sleep disorders, prevention of obesity, diabetes

Research

Barry Taylor's research interests have spanned paediatric endocrinology, sudden infant death syndrome (both epidemiology and the physiology underpinning the ability of infants to wake up on arousal), and the development of national mortality review for child and youth deaths.

He has, with other staff in the Department, developed interests into the investigation of sleep disorders of children, especially disorders of breathing and autonomic function during sleep and their effects on daytime behaviour.

With the rapidly increasing child obesity rates a national problem, a significant part of Barry's research now focuses on prevention and management of this issue. Of special interest is the interaction (at many levels) between sleep and obesity.

New Zealand Mortality Review Data Group
New Zealand Paediatric Surveillance Unit
POI.nz Study

Publications

Carter, P. J., Taylor, B. J., Williams, S. M., & Taylor, R. W. (2011). Longitudinal analysis of sleep in relation to BMI and body fat in children: The FLAME study. BMJ, 342, d2712. doi: 10.1136/bmj.d2712

Taylor, B. J., Heath, A.-L. M., Galland, B. C., Gray, A. R., Lawrence, J. A., Sayers, R. M., Dale, K., Coppell, K. J., & Taylor, R. W. (2011). Prevention of overweight in infancy (POI.nz) study: A randomised controlled trial of sleep, food and activity interventions for preventing overweight from birth. BMC Public Health, 11, 942. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-11-942

Galland, B. C., Taylor, B. J., Elder, D. E., & Herbison, P. (2012). Normal sleep patterns in infants and children: A systematic review of observational studies. Sleep Medicine Reviews, 16(3), 213-222. doi: 10.1016/j.smrv.2011.06.001

Baddock, S. A., Galland, B. C., Taylor, B. J., & Bolton, D. P. G. (2007). Sleep arrangements and behavior of bed-sharing families in the home setting. Pediatrics, 119, 200-207.

Baddock, S. A., Galland, B. C., Bolton, D. P. G., Williams, S. M., & Taylor, B. J. (2006). Differences in infant and parent behaviors during routine bed sharing compared with cot sleeping in the home setting. Pediatrics, 117(5), 1599-1607.

Journal - Research Article

Chae, M., Taylor, B. J., Lawrence, J., Healey, D., Reith, D. M., Gray, A., & Wheeler, B. J. (2016). Family CHAOS is associated with glycaemic control in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus. Acta Diabetologica, 53(1), 49-55. doi: 10.1007/s00592-015-0736-x

Cameron, S. L., Heath, A.-L. M., Gray, A. R., Churcher, B., Davies, R. S., Newlands, A., Galland, B. C., Sayers, R. M., Lawrence, J. A., Taylor, B. J., & Taylor, R. W. (2015). Lactation consultant support from late pregnancy with an educational intervention at 4 months of age delays the introduction of complementary foods in a randomized controlled trial. Journal of Nutrition, 145(7), 1481-1490. doi: 10.3945/jn.114.202689

Taylor, B. J., Garstang, J., Engelberts, A., Obonai, T., Cote, A., Freemantle, J., … Healey, M., … Moon, R. Y. (2015). International comparison of sudden unexpected death in infancy rates using a newly proposed set of cause-of-death codes. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 100, 1018-1023. doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2015-308239

Taylor, R. W., Cox, A., Knight, L., Brown, D. A., Meredith-Jones, K., Haszard, J. J., Dawson, A. M., Taylor, B. J., & Williams, S. M. (2015). A tailored family-based obesity intervention: A randomized trial. Pediatrics, 136(2), 281-289. doi: 10.1542/peds.2015-0595

Fangupo, L. J., Heath, A.-L. M., Williams, S. M., Somerville, M. R., Lawrence, J. A., Gray, A. R., Taylor, B. J., Mills, V. C., Watson, E. O., Galland, B. C., Sayers, R. M., Hanna, M. B., & Taylor, R. W. (2015). Impact of an early-life intervention on the nutrition behaviors of 2-y-old children: A randomized controlled trial. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 102(3), 704-712. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.115.111823

Dawson, A. M., Brown, D. A., Cox, A., Williams, S. M., Treacy, L., Haszard, J., Meredith-Jones, K., Hargreaves, E., Taylor, B. J., Ross, J., & Taylor, R. W. (2014). Using motivational interviewing for weight feedback to parents of young children. Journal of Paediatrics & Child Health, 50(6), 461-470. doi: 10.1111/jpc.12518

Williams, S. M., Farmer, V. L., Taylor, B. J., & Taylor, R. W. (2014). Do more active children sleep more? A repeated cross-sectional analysis using accelerometry. PLoS ONE, 9(4), e93117. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0093117

Williams, S. M., Taylor, R. W., & Taylor, B. J. (2013). Secular changes in BMI and the associations between risk factors and BMI in children born 29 years apart. Pediatric Obesity, 8(1), 21-30. doi: 10.1111/j.2047-6310.2012.00081.x

Taylor, R. W., Williams, S. M., Dawson, A. M., Taylor, B. J., Meredith-Jones, K., & Brown, D. (2013). What factors influence uptake into family-based obesity treatment after weight screening? Journal of Pediatrics, 163, 1657-1662. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2013.08.033

Taylor, R. W., Williams, S. M., Farmer, V. L., & Taylor, B. J. (2013). Changes in physical activity over time in young children: A longitudinal study using accelerometers. PLoS ONE, 8(11), e81567. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0081567

Galland, B. C., Taylor, B. J., Elder, D. E., & Herbison, P. (2012). Normal sleep patterns in infants and children: A systematic review of observational studies. Sleep Medicine Reviews, 16(3), 213-222. doi: 10.1016/j.smrv.2011.06.001

Robertson, L., Skegg, K., Poore, M., Williams, S., & Taylor, B. (2012). An adolescent suicide cluster and the possible role of electronic communication technology. Crisis, 33(4), 239-245. doi: 10.1027/0227-5910/a000140

Baddock, S. A., Galland, B. C., Bolton, D. P. G., Williams, S. M., & Taylor, B. J. (2012). Hypoxic and hypercapnic events in young infants during bed-sharing. Pediatrics, 130(2), 237-244. doi: 10.1542/peds.2011-3390

Carter, P. J., Taylor, B. J., Williams, S. M., & Taylor, R. W. (2011). Longitudinal analysis of sleep in relation to BMI and body fat in children: The FLAME study. BMJ, 342, d2712. doi: 10.1136/bmj.d2712

Taylor, B. J., Heath, A.-L. M., Galland, B. C., Gray, A. R., Lawrence, J. A., Sayers, R. M., Dale, K., Coppell, K. J., & Taylor, R. W. (2011). Prevention of overweight in infancy (POI.nz) study: A randomised controlled trial of sleep, food and activity interventions for preventing overweight from birth. BMC Public Health, 11, 942. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-11-942

Taylor, R. W., Brown, D., Dawson, A. M., Haszard, J., Cox, A., Rose, E. A., Taylor, B. J., Meredith-Jones, K., Treacy, L., Ross, J., & Williams, S. M. (2010). Motivational interviewing for screening and feedback and encouraging lifestyle changes to reduce relative weight in 4-8 year old children: Design of the MInT study. BMC Public Health, 10, 271. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-10-271

Askie, L. M., Baur, L. A., Campbell, K., Daniels, L. A., Hesketh, K., Magarey, A., … Taylor, B., Taylor, R., … EPOCH Collaboration. (2010). The Early Prevention of Obesity in CHildren (EPOCH) Collaboration: An individual patient data prospective meta-analysis. BMC Public Health, 10, 728. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-10-728

Taylor, R. W., Murdoch, L., Carter, P., Gerrard, D. F., Williams, S. M., & Taylor, B. J. (2009). Longitudinal study of physical activity and inactivity in preschoolers: The FLAME study. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 41(1), 96-102. doi: 10.1249/MSS.0b013e3181849d81

Taylor, R. W., Williams, S. M., Grant, A. M., Ferguson, E., Taylor, B. J., & Goulding, A. (2008). Waist circumference as a measure of trunk fat mass in children aged 3 to 5 years. International Journal of Pediatric Obesity, 3(4), 226-233. doi: 10.1080/17477160802030429

Galland, B. C., Jackson, P. M., Sayers, R. M., & Taylor, B. J. (2008). A matched case control study of orthostatic intolerance in children/adolescents with chronic fatigue syndrome. Pediatric Research, 63(2), 196-202.

Carter, M., McGee, R., Taylor, B., & Williams, S. (2007). Health outcomes in adolescence: Associations with family, friends and school engagement. Journal of Adolescence, 30(1), 51-62.

Kerruish, N. J., Campbell-Stokes, P. L., Gray, A., Merriman, T. R., Robertson, S. P., & Taylor, B. J. (2007). Maternal psychological reaction to newborn genetic screening for type 1 diabetes. Pediatrics, 120(2), e324-e335.

Baddock, S. A., Galland, B. C., Taylor, B. J., & Bolton, D. P. G. (2007). Sleep arrangements and behavior of bed-sharing families in the home setting. Pediatrics, 119, 200-207.

Galland, B. C., Tan, E., & Taylor, B. J. (2007). Pulse transit time and blood pressure changes following auditory-evoked subcortical arousal and waking of infants. Sleep, 30(7), 891-897.

Baddock, S. A., Galland, B. C., Bolton, D. P. G., Williams, S. M., & Taylor, B. J. (2006). Differences in infant and parent behaviors during routine bed sharing compared with cot sleeping in the home setting. Pediatrics, 117(5), 1599-1607.

Galland, B. C., Dawes, P. J., Tripp, E. G., & Taylor, B. J. (2006). Changes in behavior and attentional capacity after adenotonsillectomy. Pediatric Research, 59(5), 711-716.

Mitchell, E. A., Tuohy, P. G., Brunt, J. M., Thompson, J. M. D., Clements, M., Stewart, A. W., Ford, R. P. K., & Taylor, B. J. (1997). Risk factors for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome following the prevention campaign in New Zealand: a prospective study. Pediatrics, 100(5), 835-840.

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Journal - Research Other

Daniels, L., Heath, A.-L. M., Williams, S. M., Cameron, S. L., Fleming, E. A., Taylor, B. J., Wheeler, B. J., Gibson, R. S., & Taylor, R. W. (2015). Baby-Led Introduction to SolidS (BLISS) study: A randomised controlled trial of a baby-led approach to complementary feeding. BMC Pediatrics, 15, 179. doi: 10.1186/s12887-015-0491-8

Wheeler, B. J., Patterson, N., Love, D. R., Prosser, D., Tomlinson, P., Taylor, B. J., & Manning, P. (2013). Frequency and genetic spectrum of maturity-onset diabetes of the young (MODY) in southern New Zealand. Journal of Diabetes & Metabolic Disorders, 12, 46. doi: 10.1186/2251-6581-12-46

Jull, A., Lawes, C. M. M., Eyles, H., Maddison, R., Gorton, D., Arcus, K., … Taylor, B., & Mann, J. (2011). Clinical guidelines for weight management in New Zealand adults, children and young people. Journal of Primary Health Care, 3(1), 66-71.

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