Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringInstitute for Security Science & Technology

Honorary Principal Research Fellow



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Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Wing (QEQM)St Mary's Campus





Current Interests: 
Technologies for trust and patient empowerment, Cybersecurity and health data sharing. Artificial Intelligence, NHS quality improvement working with front line staff,  Patient communications, Public and Patient Involvement and Engagement in clinical research. Patient Lead for Royal Society of Medicine's Digital Health Council.

Previously Programme Lead in the Dept of Surgery and Cancer, managing research and development projects using mobile health, serious games and other emerging technologies in major incident management training, and to track patients outside of clinical setting.

Career prior to Imperial College: 1975-2003: Digital technology product development, application, marketing, sales and support. Responsible for global web and intranet sites for $1Bn multinational. 2004-2008: Knowledge Transfer Leader at National Physical Laboratory, responsible for communications strategy for NHS and other customers in ‘Quality of Life’ Division.

LinkedIn Profile           Virtual Worlds Blog (2011)         


Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Vlaev I, Taylor MJ, Taylor D, et al., 2021, Testing a multicomponent lifestyle intervention for combatting childhood obesity, Bmc Public Health, Vol:21

Murphy J, Uttamlal T, Schmidtke KA, et al., 2020, Tracking physical activity using smart phone apps: assessing the ability of a current app and systematically collecting patient recommendations for future development, BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, Vol:20, ISSN:1472-6947

Pucher PH, Batrick N, Taylor D, et al., 2014, Virtual-world hospital simulation for real-world disaster response: design and validation of a virtual reality simulator for mass casualty incident management, Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, Vol:77, ISSN:2163-0763, Pages:315-321

Cohen D, Sevdalis N, Taylor D, et al., 2013, Emergency preparedness in the 21st century: Training and preparation modules in virtual environments, Resuscitation, Vol:84, ISSN:0300-9572, Pages:78-84

Taylor MJ, Kaur M, Sharma U, et al., 2013, Using virtual worlds for patient and public engagement., Int J Technol Knowl Soc, Vol:9, ISSN:1832-3669, Pages:31-48

Taylor D, Conboy-Hill S, Hall V, 2012, Virtual worlds, people with learning disabilities, and capacity to consent: a feasibility study, Clinical Psychology Forum, Pages:23-27

Taylor D, Patel V, Lee H, et al., 2012, Virtual Worlds are an Innovative Tool for Medical Device Training in a Simulated Environment, Studies in Health Technologies and Informatics, Vol:173: Medicine Meets Virtual Reality 19, Pages:338-343

Taylor D, Cohen D, Sevdalis N, et al., 2012, Tactical and operational response to major incidents: feasibility and reliability of skills assessment using novel virtual environments, Resuscitation

Taylor D, Patel V, Cohen D, et al., 2011, Single and multi-user virtual patient design in the virtual world, Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, Vol:163: Medicine Meets Virtual Reality 18, Pages:650-652

Taylor D, Hall V, Conboy-Hill S, 2011, Using Virtual Reality to Provide Health Care Information to People With Intellectual Disabilities: Acceptability, Usability, and Potential Utility, Journal of Medical Internet Research, Vol:4


Taylor D, Murphy J, Ahmad M, et al., 2016, Quantified-self for obesity: physical activity behaviour sensing to improve health outcomes, IOS Press, Pages:414-416, ISSN:1879-8365

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