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Associate Professor Will Taylor

Will TaylorWill Taylor trained in rheumatology and rehabilitation medicine, obtaining vocational registration in these areas in 1998. He continues to practise clinical medicine in Wellington and Gisborne, New Zealand. His PhD, partly based in Leeds UK, led to the widespread adoption of new classification criteria for the diagnosis of psoriatic arthritis. He also chaired the development of new ACR/EULAR classification criteria for gout. Between 2008 and 2017 he lead the Rehabilitation Teaching & Research Unit.

Will supervises research students and is actively involved in research in a variety of fields including vocational rehabilitation, goal-setting, outcome measurement and clinical trial methodology (especially in gout). He works in collaboration with a number of local and overseas researchers including the Australia and New Zealand Musculoskeletal Clinical Trials (ANZMUSC) network, AUT University, OMERACT (Outcome Measures in Rheumatology Clinical Trials), GRAPPA (Group for Research and Assessment in Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis) and the ICF Research Centre. He has a particular interest in instrumentation, psychometrics and clinical epidemiology. A current research interest concerns response criteria following treatment for gout and classification criteria for gout.

Will teaches in REHB 704 Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation.

Email will.taylor@otago.ac.nz

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Publications

Stamp, L., Morrilon, M. B., Taylor, W. J., Dalbeth, N., Singh, J. A., Lassere, M., & Christensen, R. (2018). Serum urate as surrogate endpoint for flares in people with gout: A systematic review and meta-regression analysis. Seminars in Arthritis & Rheumatism. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.semarthrit.2018.02.009

Bursill, D., Taylor, W. J., Terkeltaub, R., & Dalbeth, N. (2018). The nomenclature of the basic disease elements of gout: A content analysis of contemporary medical journals. Seminars in Arthritis & Rheumatism. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.semarthrit.2018.03.017

Taylor, W. J., & Parekh, K. (2018). Rasch analysis suggests that health assessment questionnaire II is a generic measure of physical functioning for rheumatic diseases: A cross-sectional study. Health & Quality of Life Outcomes, 16, 108. doi: 10.1186/s12955-018-0939-2

Bourke, S., Taylor, W. J., Doyle, A. J., Gott, M., & Dalbeth, N. (2018). The patient experience of musculoskeletal imaging tests for investigation of inflammatory arthritis: A mixed-methods study. Clinical Rheumatology, 37(8), 2261-2268. doi: 10.1007/s10067-017-3760-0

Bursill, D., Taylor, W. J., Terkeltaub, R., Kuwabara, M., Merriman, T. R., Grainger, R., … Chapman, P. T., … Stamp, L. K., … Dalbeth, N. (2018). Gout, Hyperuricemia and Crystal-Associated Disease Network (G-CAN) consensus statement regarding labels and definitions for disease elements in gout. Arthritis Care & Research. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1002/acr.23607

Edited Book - Research

Dean, S. G., Siegert, R. J., & Taylor, W. J. (Eds.). (2012). Interprofessional rehabilitation: A person-centred approach. Chichester, UK: Wiley-Blackwell, 195p.

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Chapter in Book - Research

Taylor, W. J. (2016). Classification criteria for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. In A. Adebajo, W.-H. Boehncke, D. D. Gladman & P. J. Mease (Eds.), Psoriatic arthritis and psoriasis: Pathology and clinical aspects. (pp. 17-26). Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-19530-8_3

Thomas, E. J., Levack, W. M. M., & Taylor, W. J. (2015). Rehabilitation and recovery of self-identity. In K. McPherson, B. E. Gibson & A. Leplège (Eds.), Rethinking rehabilitation: Theory and practice. (pp. 163-190). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.

Taylor, W. J., & Grainger, R. (2012). Clinical features of gout. In R. Terkeltaub (Ed.), Gout and other crystal arthropathies. (pp. 105-120). Philadelphia, PA: Saunders. doi: 10.1016/B978-1-4377-2864-4.10039-9

Siegert, R. J., Taylor, W. J., & Dean, S. G. (2012). Introduction. In S. G. Dean, R. J. Siegert & W. J. Taylor (Eds.), Interprofessional rehabilitation: A person-centred approach. (pp. 1-8). Chichester, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.

Taylor, W. J., & Geyh, S. (2012). A rehabilitation framework: The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health. In S. G. Dean, R. J. Siegert & W. J. Taylor (Eds.), Interprofessional rehabilitation: A person-centred approach. (pp. 9-44). Chichester, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.

Dean, S. G., Siegert, R. J., & Taylor, W. J. (2012). Conclusion: Rethinking rehabilitation. In S. G. Dean, R. J. Siegert & W. J. Taylor (Eds.), Interprofessional rehabilitation: A person-centred approach. (pp. 167-184). Chichester, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.

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Journal - Research Article

Stamp, L., Morrilon, M. B., Taylor, W. J., Dalbeth, N., Singh, J. A., Lassere, M., & Christensen, R. (2018). Serum urate as surrogate endpoint for flares in people with gout: A systematic review and meta-regression analysis. Seminars in Arthritis & Rheumatism. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.semarthrit.2018.02.009

Bursill, D., Taylor, W. J., Terkeltaub, R., Kuwabara, M., Merriman, T. R., Grainger, R., … Chapman, P. T., … Stamp, L. K., … Dalbeth, N. (2018). Gout, Hyperuricemia and Crystal-Associated Disease Network (G-CAN) consensus statement regarding labels and definitions for disease elements in gout. Arthritis Care & Research. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1002/acr.23607

Bourke, S., Taylor, W. J., Doyle, A. J., Gott, M., & Dalbeth, N. (2018). The patient experience of musculoskeletal imaging tests for investigation of inflammatory arthritis: A mixed-methods study. Clinical Rheumatology, 37(8), 2261-2268. doi: 10.1007/s10067-017-3760-0

Taylor, W. J., & Parekh, K. (2018). Rasch analysis suggests that health assessment questionnaire II is a generic measure of physical functioning for rheumatic diseases: A cross-sectional study. Health & Quality of Life Outcomes, 16, 108. doi: 10.1186/s12955-018-0939-2

Bursill, D., Taylor, W. J., Terkeltaub, R., & Dalbeth, N. (2018). The nomenclature of the basic disease elements of gout: A content analysis of contemporary medical journals. Seminars in Arthritis & Rheumatism. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.semarthrit.2018.03.017

Cauli, A., Gladman, D. D., Mathieu, A., Olivieri, I., Porru, G., Tak, P. P., … Taylor, W. J., … for the GRAPPA 3PPsA Study Group. (2018). Physician's global assessment in psoriatic arthritis: A multicenter GRAPPA study. Journal of Rheumatology, 45(6), 171183. doi: 10.3899/jrheum.171183

Stewart, S., Rome, K., Eason, A., House, M. E., Horne, A., Doyle, A. J., … Taylor, W. J., & Dalbeth, N. (2018). Predictors of activity limitation in people with gout: A prospective study. Clinical Rheumatology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s10067-018-4110-6

Ogdie, A., Taylor, W. J., Neogi, T., Fransen, J., Jansen, T. L., Schumacher, H. R., … Stamp, L. K., … Dalbeth, N. (2017). Performance of ultrasound in the diagnosis of gout in a multicenter study: Comparison with monosodium urate monohydrate crystal analysis as the gold standard. Arthritis & Rheumatology, 69(2), 429-438. doi: 10.1002/art.39959

Vincent, Z. L., Gamble, G., House, M., Knight, J., Horne, A., Taylor, W. J., & Dalbeth, N. (2017). Predictors of mortality in people with recent-onset gout: A prospective observational study. Journal of Rheumatology, 44(3), 368-373. doi: 10.3899/jrheum.160596

Berendsen, D., Neogi, T., Taylor, W. J., Dalbeth, N., & Jansen, T. L. (2017). Crystal identification of synovial fluid aspiration by polarized light microscopy. An online test suggesting that our traditional rheumatologic competence needs renewed attention and training. Clinical Rheumatology, 36(3), 641-647. doi: 10.1007/s10067-016-3461-0

Martin, R. A., Graham, F. P., Taylor, W. J., & Levack, W. M. M. (2017). Mechanisms of change for children participating in therapeutic horse riding: A grounded theory. Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/01942638.2017.1400492

Stamp, L. K., Morillon, M. B., Taylor, W. J., Dalbeth, N., Singh, J. A., Lassere, M., & Christensen, R. (2017). Variability in the reporting of serum urate and flares in gout clinical trials: Need for minimum reporting requirements. Journal of Rheumatology, 45(3), 170911. doi: 10.3899/jrheum.170911

Neilsen, S. M., Bartels, E. M., Henriksen, M., Wæhrens, E. E., Gudbergsen, H., Bliddal, H., … Taylor, W. J., … Christensen, R. (2017). Weight loss for overweight and obese individuals with gout: A systematic review of longitudinal studies. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, 76(11), 1870-1882. doi: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2017-211472

Janssens, H. J. E. M., Fransen, J., Janssen, M., Neogi, T., Schumacher, H. R., Jansen, T. L., … Taylor, W. J. (2017). Performance of the 2015 ACR-EULAR classification criteria for gout in a primary care population presenting with monoarthritis. Rheumatology, 56(8), 1335-1341. doi: 10.1093/rheumatology/kex164

Tatlock, S., Rüdell, K., Panter, C., Arbuckle, R., Harrold, L. R., Taylor, W. J., & Symonds, T. (2017). What outcomes are important for gout patients? In-depth qualitative research into the gout patient experience to determine optimal endpoints for evaluating therapeutic interventions. Patient, 10(1), 65-79. doi: 10.1007/s40271-016-0184-x

Grainger, R., Townsley, H., White, B., Langlotz, T., & Taylor, W. J. (2017). Apps for people with rheumatoid arthritis to monitor their disease activity: A review of apps for best practice and quality. JMIR mHealth and uHealth, 5(2), e7. doi: 10.2196/mhealth.6956

Taylor, W. J., Fransen, J., Dalbeth, N., Neogi, T., Schumacher, H. R., Brown, M., … Stamp, L. K., … Jansen, T. L. (2016). Performance of classification criteria for gout in early and established disease. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, 75, 178-182. doi: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2014-206364

Fransen, J., Kievit, W., Neogi, T., Schumacher, R., Jansen, T., Dalbeth, N., & Taylor, W. J. (2016). What should be the cut point for classification criteria for studies in gout? A conjoint analysis. Arthritis Care & Research, 68(11), 1731-1735. doi: 10.1002/acr.22875

Dalbeth, N., Schumacher, H. R., Fransen, J., Neogi, T., Jansen, T. L., Brown, M., … Stamp, L. K., … Taylor, W. J. (2016). Survey definitions of gout for epidemiological studies: Comparison with crystal identification as the gold standard. Arthritis Care & Research, 68(12), 1894-1898. doi: 10.1002/acr.22896

Taylor, W. J. (2016). Pros and cons of conjoint analysis of discrete choice experiments to define classification and response criteria in rheumatology. Current Opinion in Rheumatology, 28, 117-121. doi: 10.1097/bor.0000000000000259

Vargas-Santos, A. B., Taylor, W. J., & Neogi, T. (2016). Gout classification criteria: Update and implications. Current Rheumatology Reports, 18(7), 46. doi: 10.1007/s11926-016-0594-8

Czuba, K. J., Kersten, P., Kayes, N. M., Smith, G. A., Barker-Collo, S., Taylor, W. J., & McPherson, K. M. (2016). Measuring neurobehavioral functioning in people with traumatic brain injury: Rasch analysis of neurobehavioral functioning inventory. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, 31(4), E59-E68. doi: 10.1097/htr.0000000000000170

Kool, E. M., Nijsten, M. J., van Ede, A. E., Jansen, T. L., & Taylor, W. J. (2016). Discrepancies in how the impact of gout is assessed in outcomes research compared to how health professionals view the impact of gout, using the lens of the International Classification of Functioning, Health and Disability (ICF). Clinical Rheumatology, 35(9), 2259-2268. doi: 10.1007/s10067-016-3325-7

Kiltz, U., Essers, I., Hiligsmann, M., Braun, J., Maksymowych, W. P., Taylor, W. J., … Boonen, A. (2016). Which aspects of health are most important for patients with spondyloarthritis? A Best Worst Scaling based on the ASAS Health Index. Rheumatology, 55(10), 1771-1776. doi: 10.1093/rheumatology/kew238

Durcan, L., Grainger, R., Keen, H. I., Taylor, W. J., & Dalbeth, N. (2016). Imaging as a potential outcome measure in gout studies: A systematic literature review. Seminars in Arthritis & Rheumatism, 45(5), 570-579. doi: 10.1016/j.semarthrit.2015.09.008

Scirè, C. A., Carrara, G., Viroli, C., Cimmino, M. A., Taylor, W. J., Manara, M., … and KING Study Group. (2016). Development and first validation of a disease activity score for gout. Arthritis Care & Research, 68(10), 1530-1537. doi: 10.1002/acr.22844

Taylor, W. J., Fransen, J., Dalbeth, N., Neogi, T., Schumacher, H. R., Brown, M., … Stamp, L. K., … Jansen, T. L. (2016). Diagnostic arthrocentesis for suspicion of gout is safe and well tolerated. Journal of Rheumatology, 43(1), 150-153. doi: 10.3899/jrheum.150684

Grainger, R., Dalbeth, N., Keen, H., Durcan, L., Edwards, N. L., Perez-Ruiz, F., … Taylor, W. J. (2015). Imaging as an outcome measure in gout studies: Report from the OMERACT gout working group. Journal of Rheumatology, 42(12), 2460-2464. doi: 10.3899/jrheum.141164

Neogi, T., Jansen, T. L. T. A., Dalbeth, N., Fransen, J., Schumacher, H. R., Berendsen, D., Brown, M., … Taylor, W. J. (2015). 2015 Gout Classification Criteria: An American College of Rheumatology/European League Against Rheumatism Collaborative Initiative. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, 74, 1789-1798. doi: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2015-208237

Aati, O., Taylor, W. J., Siegert, R. J., Horne, A., House, M. E., Tan, P., … Stamp, L. K., & Dalbeth, N. (2015). Development of a patient-reported outcome measure of tophus burden: The Tophus Impact Questionnaire (TIQ-20). Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, 74, 2144-2150. doi: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2014-205671

Taylor, W. J., Fransen, J., Jansen, T. L., Dalbeth, N., Schumacher, H. R., Brown, M., … Stamp, L. K., … Neogi, T. (2015). Study for updated gout classification criteria: Identification of features to classify gout. Arthritis Care & Research, 67(9), 1304-1315. doi: 10.1002/acr.22585

Ogdie, A., Taylor, W. J., Weatherall, M., Fransen, J., Jansen, T. L., Neogi, T., … Dalbeth, N. (2015). Imaging modalities for the classification of gout: Systematic literature review and meta-analysis. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, 74, 1868-1874. doi: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2014-205431

Robinson, P. C., Taylor, W. J., & Dalbeth, N. (2015). An observational study of gout prevalence and quality of care in a national Australian general practice population. Journal of Rheumatology, 42(9), 1702-1707. doi: 10.3899/jrheum.150310

Levack, W. M. M., Boland, P., Taylor, W. J., Siegert, R. J., Kayes, N. M., Fadyl, J. K., & McPherson, K. M. (2014). Establishing a person-centred framework of self-identity after traumatic brain injury: A grounded theory study to inform measure development. BMJ Open, 4, e004630. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2013-004630

Campbell, A., Hocking, C., & Taylor, W. J. (2014). The experience of having psoriasis through the lens of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF). Australasian Journal of Dermatology, 55, 241-249. doi: 10.1111/ajd.12103

Nash, P., Lubrano, E., Cauli, A., Taylor, W. J., Olivieri, I., & Gladman, D. D. (2014). Updated guidelines for the management of axial disease in psoriatic arthritis. Journal of Rheumatology, 41(11), 2286-2289. doi: 10.3899/jrheum.140877

Dalbeth, N., Zhong, C. S., Grainger, R., Khanna, D., Khanna, P. P., Singh, J. A., McQueen, F. M., & Taylor, W. J. (2014). Outcome measures in acute gout: A systematic literature review. Journal of Rheumatology, 41(3), 558-568. doi: 10.3899/jrheum.131244

Brown, M., Levack, W., McPherson, K. M., Dean, S. G., Reed, K., Weatherall, M., & Taylor, W. J. (2014). Survival, momentum, and things that make me "me": Patients' perceptions of goal setting after stroke. Disability & Rehabilitation, 36(12), 1020-1026. doi: 10.3109/09638288.2013.825653

Cavagna, L., & Taylor, W. J. (2014). The emerging role of biotechnological drugs in the treatment of gout. BioMed Research International, 2014, 264859. doi: 10.1155/2014/264859

Taylor, W. J., Redden, D., Dalbeth, N., Schumacher, H. R., Edwards, N. L., Simon, L. S., … Singh, J. A. (2014). Application of the OMERACT filter to measures of core outcome domains in recent clinical studies of acute gout. Journal of Rheumatology, 41(3), 574-580. doi: 10.3899/jrheum.131245

Aati, O., Taylor, W. J., Horne, A., & Dalbeth, N. (2014). Toward development of a Tophus Impact Questionnaire: A qualitative study exploring the experience of people With tophaceous gout. Journal of Clinical Rheumatology, 20(5), 251-255. doi: 10.1097/rhu.0000000000000127

Thomas, E. J., Levack, W. M. M., & Taylor, W. J. (2014). Self-reflective meaning making in troubled times: Change in self-identity after traumatic brain injury. Qualitative Health Research, 24(8), 1033-1047. doi: 10.1177/1049732314542809

Chan, E., House, M. E., Petrie, K. J., Horne, A., Taylor, W. J., & Dalbeth, N. (2014). Complementary and alternative medicine use in patients with gout: A longitudinal observational study. Journal of Clinical Rheumatology, 20(1), 16-20. doi: 10.1097/rhu.0000000000000059

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