Taylor began her doctorate at Imperial College in 2015 after being awarded the MRC Doctoral Training Grant 3.5 Studentship. As a member of the Psychedelic Research Group, she is working within the Centre for Neuropsychopharmacology and the Laboratory for Neuronal Circuit Dynamics to complete two complimentary research projects for her PhD.
Previously, Taylor completed a BSc in Psychology at The Queen’s University of Belfast and an MSc in Neuroscience at Trinity College Dublin.
PhD Supervisors: Prof David Nutt
Prof Thomas Knöpfel
Dr Robin Carhart-Harris
Dr Robert Leech
Achievements and Awards
Highest Performing Student 2013
Awarded by The Queen’s University of Belfast for achieving the highest overall grades in the School of Psychology.
Undergraduate Award 2013
Awarded by the British Psychological Society for achieving the highest overall grades in a degree programme accredited by the Society.
Degree Plus Award
Awarded by The Queen’s University of Belfast for acquiring employability skills and experience by participating in extra-curricular activities and work experience.
MRC DTP Studentship Award
Awarded with £105 000 for a 3.5 year training programme, which includes a research project plus training in research methods and transferable key skills, leading to the submission of a doctoral thesis and the award of a PhD. These Medical Research Council Doctoral Training Partnership Studentships are awarded to high calibre researchers who go on to conduct important research and gain worldwide recognition.
Lyons T, Carhart-Harris RL, 2018, Increased nature relatedness and decreased authoritarian political views after psilocybin for treatment-resistant depression., J Psychopharmacol, Vol:32, Pages:811-819
Buchborn T, Lyons T, Knopfel T, 2018, Tolerance and Tachyphylaxis to Head Twitches Induced by the 5-HT2A Agonist 25CN-NBOH in Mice, Frontiers in Pharmacology, Vol:9, ISSN:1663-9812