Dr Morag Taylor
Conjoint Lecturer

Dr Morag Taylor

PhD

B.App.Sc(Phty)IV

Medicine & Health
School of Clinical Medicine

Dr Morag Taylor is a Senior Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Neuroscience Research Australia and Conjoint Lecturer, UNSW Sydney. She was awarded a prestigious NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowship 2016 – 2020. Currently her work is focusing on physical and cognitive function and fall/fall-injury risk and prevention in older people with dementia. Morag has presented her work nationally and internationally, and has published widely in peer-reviewed journals. Morag completed her PhD (part-time) in 2014, titled ‘Understanding fall risk in cognitively impaired older people’. Prior to this, Morag completed her Bachelor of Applied Science in Physiotherapy in 1999. She worked clinically for more than 15 years, predominantly at the Prince of Wales Hospital in Sydney on the Aged Care Rehabilitation ward and in the Falls, Balance and Bone Health Clinic.

Phone
0293991885
  • Book Chapters | 2018
    Taylor ME; Close JCT, 2018, 'Dementia', in Handbook of Clinical Neurology, Netherlands, pp. 303 - 321, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-444-63916-5.00019-7
  • Journal articles | 2022
    Chantanachai T; Taylor ME; Lord SR; Menant J; Delbaere K; Sachdev PS; Kochan NA; Brodaty H; Sturnieks DL, 2022, 'Risk factors for falls in community-dwelling older people with mild cognitive impairment: a prospective one-year study', PeerJ, vol. 10, pp. e13484 - e13484, http://dx.doi.org/10.7717/peerj.13484
    Journal articles | 2022
    Khoo I; Close JCT; Lord SR; Delbaere K; Taylor ME, 2022, 'Relationship between Depressive Symptoms and Cognitive, Psychological, and Physical Performance in Community-Dwelling Older People with Cognitive Impairment', Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders, vol. 50, pp. 482 - 490, http://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000520853
    Journal articles | 2022
    Mak A; Delbaere K; Refshauge K; Henwood T; Goodall S; Clemson L; Hewitt J; Taylor ME, 2022, 'Sunbeam Program Reduces Rate of Falls in Long-Term Care Residents With Mild to Moderate Cognitive Impairment or Dementia: Subgroup Analysis of a Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial', Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, vol. 23, pp. 743 - 749.e1, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jamda.2022.01.064
    Journal articles | 2022
    Taylor ME; Wesson J; Sherrington C; Hill KD; Kurrle S; Lord SR; Brodaty H; Howard K; O'Rourke SD; Clemson L; Payne N; Toson B; Webster L; Savage R; Zelma G; Koch C; John B; Lockwood K; Close JCT, 2022, 'Erratum to: Tailored Exercise and Home Hazard Reduction Program for Fall Prevention in Older People With Cognitive Impairment: The i-FOCIS Randomized Controlled Trial', The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences, vol. 77, pp. e108, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/gerona/glab316
    Journal articles | 2021
    Chantanachai T; Sturnieks DL; Lord SR; Payne N; Webster L; Taylor ME, 2021, 'Risk factors for falls in older people with cognitive impairment living in the community: Systematic review and meta-analysis', Ageing Research Reviews, vol. 71, pp. 101452, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.arr.2021.101452
    Journal articles | 2021
    Hairu R; Close JCT; Lord SR; Delbaere K; Wen W; Jiang J; Taylor ME, 2021, 'The association between white matter hyperintensity volume and cognitive/physical decline in older people with dementia: A one-year longitudinal study', Aging and Mental Health, pp. 1 - 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13607863.2021.1980859
    Journal articles | 2021
    Hairu R; Close JCT; Lord SR; Delbaere K; Wen W; Jiang J; Taylor ME, 2021, 'The association between white matter hyperintensity volume and gait performance under single and dual task conditions in older people with dementia: A cross-sectional study', Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, vol. 95, pp. 104427, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.archger.2021.104427
    Journal articles | 2021
    Taylor ME; Todd C; O'Rourke S; Clemson LM; Close JCT; Lord SR; Lung T; Berlowitz DJ; Blennerhassett J; Chow J; Dayhew J; Hawley-Hague H; Hodge W; Howard K; Johnson P; Lasrado R; McInerney G; Merlene M; Miles L; Said CM; White L; Wilson N; Zask A; Delbaere K, 2021, 'Implementation of the StandingTall programme to prevent falls in older people: A process evaluation protocol', BMJ Open, vol. 11, pp. e048395, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2020-048395
    Journal articles | 2021
    Taylor ME; Toots A; Lord SR; Payne N; Close JCT, 2021, 'Cognitive Domain Associations with Balance Performance in Community-Dwelling Older People with Cognitive Impairment', Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, vol. 81, pp. 833 - 841, http://dx.doi.org/10.3233/jad-201325
    Journal articles | 2021
    Taylor ME; Wesson J; Sherrington C; Hill KD; Kurrle S; Lord SR; Brodaty H; Howard K; O'Rourke SD; Clemson L; Payne N; Toson B; Webster L; Savage R; Zelma G; Koch C; John B; Lockwood K; Close JCT, 2021, 'Tailored Exercise and Home Hazard Reduction Program for Fall Prevention in Older People with Cognitive Impairment: The i-FOCIS Randomized Controlled Trial', Journals of Gerontology - Series A Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, vol. 76, pp. 655 - 665, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/gerona/glaa241
    Journal articles | 2021
    van Schooten KS; Taylor ME; Close JCT; Davis JC; Paul SS; Canning CG; Latt MD; Hoang P; Kochan NA; Sachdev PS; Brodaty H; Dean CM; Hulzinga F; Lord SR; Delbaere K, 2021, 'Sensorimotor, Cognitive, and Affective Functions Contribute to the Prediction of Falls in Old Age and Neurologic Disorders: An Observational Study', Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, vol. 102, pp. 874 - 880, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apmr.2020.10.134
    Journal articles | 2020
    Taylor ME; Close JCT; Lord SR; Kurrle SE; Webster L; Savage R; Delbaere K, 2020, 'Pilot feasibility study of a home-based fall prevention exercise program (StandingTall) delivered through a tablet computer (iPad) in older people with dementia', Australasian Journal on Ageing, vol. 39, pp. e278 - e287, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajag.12717
    Journal articles | 2019
    Taylor M; Lord S; Toots A; Jacqueline C, 2019, '33 Cognitive Domain Associations with Balance Performance in Community – Dwelling Older People with Cognitive Impairment', Age and Ageing, vol. 48, pp. iv9 - iv12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afz164.33
    Journal articles | 2019
    Taylor M; Toots A; Close JCT; Van Schooten K; Brodie M; Delbaere K, 2019, '162 Walking, Thinking and Daily-Life Activity in Older People with Dementia', Age and Ageing, vol. 48, pp. iv34 - iv39, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afz164.162
    Journal articles | 2019
    Taylor ME; Boripuntakul S; Toson B; Close JCT; Lord SR; Kochan NA; Sachdev PS; Brodaty H; Delbaere K, 2019, 'The role of cognitive function and physical activity in physical decline in older adults across the cognitive spectrum', Aging and Mental Health, vol. 23, pp. 863 - 871, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13607863.2018.1474446
    Journal articles | 2019
    Taylor ME; Brodie MA; Van Schooten KS; Delbaere K; Close JCT; Payne N; Webster L; Chow J; McInerney G; Kurrle SE; Lord SR, 2019, 'Older People with Dementia Have Reduced Daily-Life Activity and Impaired Daily-Life Gait When Compared to Age-Sex Matched Controls', Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, vol. 71, pp. S125 - S135, http://dx.doi.org/10.3233/JAD-181174
    Journal articles | 2019
    Taylor ME; Lord SR; Delbaere K; Wen W; Jiang J; Brodaty H; Kurrle SE; Stefanie Mikolaizak A; Close JCT, 2019, 'White matter hyperintensities are associated with falls in older people with dementia', Brain Imaging and Behavior, vol. 13, pp. 1265 - 1272, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11682-018-9943-8
    Journal articles | 2019
    Toots ATM; Taylor ME; Lord SR; Close JCT, 2019, 'Associations between Gait Speed and Cognitive Domains in Older People with Cognitive Impairment', Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, vol. 71, pp. S15 - S21, http://dx.doi.org/10.3233/JAD-181173
    Journal articles | 2018
    Taylor ME; Butler AA; Lord SR; Delbaere K; Kurrle SE; Mikolaizak AS; Close JCT, 2018, 'Inaccurate judgement of reach is associated with slow reaction time, poor balance, impaired executive function and predicts prospective falls in older people with cognitive impairment', Experimental Gerontology, vol. 114, pp. 50 - 56, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.exger.2018.10.020
    Journal articles | 2017
    Taylor ME; Lasschuit DA; Lord SR; Delbaere K; Kurrle SE; Mikolaizak AS; Kvelde T; Close JCT, 2017, 'Slow gait speed is associated with executive function decline in older people with mild to moderate dementia: A one year longitudinal study', Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, vol. 73, pp. 148 - 153, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.archger.2017.07.023
    Journal articles | 2017
    Taylor ME; Lord SR; Brodaty H; Kurrle SE; Hamilton S; Ramsay E; Webster L; Payne NL; Close JCT, 2017, 'A home-based, carer-enhanced exercise program improves balance and falls efficacy in community-dwelling older people with dementia', International Psychogeriatrics, vol. 29, pp. 81 - 91, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1041610216001629
    Journal articles | 2017
    Taylor ME; Lord SR; Delbaere K; Kurrle SE; Mikolaizak AS; Close JCT, 2017, 'Reaction Time and Postural Sway Modify the Effect of Executive Function on Risk of Falls in Older People with Mild to Moderate Cognitive Impairment', American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, vol. 25, pp. 397 - 406, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jagp.2016.10.010
    Journal articles | 2014
    Pereira LSM; Sherrington C; Ferreira ML; Tiedemann A; Ferreira PH; Blyth FM; Close JCT; Taylor M; Lord SR, 2014, 'Self-reported chronic pain is associated with physical performance in older people leaving aged care rehabilitation', Clinical Interventions in Aging, vol. 9, pp. 259 - 265, http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/CIA.S51807
    Journal articles | 2013
    Delbaere K; Close JCT; Taylor ME; Wesson J; Lord SR, 2013, 'Validation of the iconographical Falls Efficacy Scale in Cognitively Impaired Older People', Journals of Gerontology, Series A : Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, vol. 68, pp. 1098 - 1102, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/gerona/glt007
    Journal articles | 2013
    Taylor ME; Delbaere K; Lord SR; Mikolaizak AS; Brodaty H; Close JC, 2013, 'Neuropsychological, Physical, and Functional Mobility Measures Associated With Falls in Cognitively Impaired Older Adults.', The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences, vol. 69, pp. 987 - 995, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/gerona/glt166
    Journal articles | 2013
    Taylor ME; Delbaere K; Lord SR; Mikolaizak AS; Close J, 2013, 'Physical impairments in cognitively impaired older people: implications for risk of falls', International Psychogeriatrics, vol. 25, pp. 148 - 156, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1041610212001184
    Journal articles | 2013
    Taylor ME; Delbaere K; Mikolaizak AS; Lord SR; Close J, 2013, 'Gait parameter risk factors for falls under simple and dual task conditions in cognitively impaired older people', Gait and Posture, vol. 37, pp. 126 - 130, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gaitpost.2012.06.024
    Journal articles | 2013
    Wesson J; Clemson L; Brodaty H; Lord S; Taylor M; Gitlin L; Close J, 2013, 'A feasibility study and pilot randomised trial of a tailored prevention program to reduce falls in older people with mild dementia', BMC Geriatrics, vol. 13, pp. 89 - 89, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2318-13-89
    Journal articles | 2012
    Close J; Lord SR; Antonova E; Martin M; Lensberg B; Taylor ME; Hallen J; Kelly A, 2012, 'Older people presenting to the emergency department after a fall: a population with substantial recurrent healthcare use', Emergency Medicine Journal, vol. 29, pp. 742 - 747, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/emermed-2011-200380
    Journal articles | 2012
    Taylor M; Lord SR; Delbaere K; Mikolaizak AS; Close J, 2012, 'Physiological Fall Risk Factors in Cognitively Impaired Older People: A One-Year Prospective Study.', Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders, vol. 34, pp. 181 - 189, http://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000343077
    Journal articles | 2012
    Taylor ME; Delbaere K; Close J; Lord SR, 2012, 'Managing falls in older patients with cognitive impairment', Aging Health, vol. 8, pp. 573 - 588, http://dx.doi.org/10.2217/ahe.12.68
    Journal articles | 2012
    Taylor ME; Ketels M; Delbaere K; Mikolaizak AS; Lord SR; Close J, 2012, 'Gait impairment and falls in cognitively impaired older adults: an explanatory model of sensorimotor and neuropsychological mediators', Age and Ageing, vol. 41, pp. 665 - 669, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afs057
    Journal articles | 2011
    Sherrington C; Lord SR; Close J; Barraclough E; Taylor M; O'Rourke S; Kurrle S; Tiedemann A; Cumming RG; Herbert RD, 2011, 'A simple tool predicted probability of falling after aged care inpatient rehabilitation', Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, vol. 64, pp. 779 - 786, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclinepi.2010.09.015
    Journal articles | 2010
    Sherrington C; Lord SR; Close J; Barraclough E; Taylor M; Cumming R; Herbert RD, 2010, 'Mobility-related disability three months after aged care rehabilitation can be predicted with a simple tool: an observational study', Australian Journal of Physiotherapy, vol. 56, pp. 121 - 127, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1836-9553(10)70042-4
    Journal articles | 2010
    Sherrington C; Lord SR; Close J; Barraclough E; Taylor M; O''Rourke S; Kurrle S; Tiedemann A; Cumming RG; Herbert RD, 2010, 'Development of a tool for prediction of falls in rehabilitation settings (Predict_FIRST): A prospective cohort study', Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, vol. 42, pp. 482 - 488, http://dx.doi.org/10.2340/16501977-0550
  • Conference Abstracts | 2019
    Harvey L; Taylor M; Delbaere K; Lord S; Brodaty H; Kochan N; Sachdev P; Mitchell R; Close J, 2019, '57 The Use of the Physiological Profile Assessment to Improve Prediction of Fragility Fractures in Community-Dwelling Older People [Abstract 57]', in Age and Ageing, Oxford University Press (OUP), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Vol. 48, pp. iv13 - iv17, presented at 1st World Congress on Falls and Postural Stability, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 04 December 2019 - 07 December 2019, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afz164.57
    Conference Abstracts | 2016
    Taylor ME; Lord SR; Delbaere K; Kurrle S; Mikolaizak AS; Close JCT, 2016, 'Relationships between executive function, physiological performance, medication use and falls in older people with cognitive impairment', in AUSTRALASIAN JOURNAL ON AGEING, WILEY-BLACKWELL, Vol. 35, pp. 30 - 31, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000377202500050&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1