Dr Elizabeth Taylor

School: Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, School of Allied Health, Midwifery and Social Care

Job Title: Senior Lecturer/Practice Placement Lead - Occupational Therapy


Location: 6th Floor, Hunter Wing, St George's University of London


After gaining an MA in Philosophy, Elizabeth discovered the profession of occupational therapy and decided it sounded like the perfect career. She qualified as an occupational therapist, and having gained experience working in a range of healthcare settings, Elizabeth specialised in neurorehabilitation. She spent several years leading an inter-disciplinary community team providing early supported discharge (ESD) for stroke patients, as well as short term rehabilitation for people with other neurological conditions. Alongside this work, she completed her MSc in Rehabilitation at Kingston and St George's.
In 2013 Elizabeth was offered a studentship to complete a PhD at Kings College London. This was an ethnographic study of therapy on stroke units. It highlighted the impact of wider contextual factors, such as the development of 'audit culture', on the provision of care and rehabilitation in stroke units.
After completing her PhD, Elizabeth returned to the NHS as Head of Occupational Therapy at Homerton University Hospital Foundation NHS Trust. This was a great opportunity to support and develop OTs in practice, as well as developing multi-disciplinary services
Elizabeth is excited to have joined the Rehabilitation Sciences team to develop the first Occupational Therapy BSc programme at Kingston at St George's.

Academic and professional qualifications

  • PhD Health Services Research
  • MA (Hons) Philosophy
  • MSc Rehabilitation
  • PGDip OT

Professional registration and membership

  • Registered Member, Royal College of Occupational Therapists,
  • Registered Member, Health and Care professions Council,

Research interests

Interested in people's experiences and promoting autonomy and self-efficacy in people experiencing health-care interventions.
Motivated to explore areas of inequality particularly regarding rehabilitation provision.

Grants and funding

  • 2013 - 2016
    PhD Studentship funded by Stanley Thomas Johnson Foundation. £69,120


Number of items: 9.


Taylor, Elizabeth, Jones, Fiona and McKevitt, Christopher (2018) How is the audit of therapy intensity influencing rehabilitation in inpatient stroke units in the UK? An ethnographic study. BMJ Open, 8(12), ISSN (online) 2044-6055

Taylor, Elizabeth, McKevitt, Christopher and Jones, Fiona (2015) Factors shaping the delivery of acute inpatient stroke therapy : a narrative synthesis. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, 47(2), pp. 107-119. ISSN (print) 1650-1977

Taylor, Elizabeth and Jones, Fiona (2014) Lost in translation: exploring therapists’ experiences of providing stroke rehabilitation across a language barrier. Disability and Rehabilitation, 36(25), pp. 2127-2135. ISSN (print) 0963-8288

Conference or Workshop Item

Taylor, Elizabeth (2018) Getting the measure of therapy on stroke units. In: Working Beyond Diagnosis : Friendship, Identity and Occupations; 15 Jun 2018, Colchester, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Taylor, Elizabeth (2018) Stroke unit therapy : reading between the headlines. In: The 2018 Implementation and Improvement Science Mini Conference; 14 Jun 2018, London, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Taylor, Elizabeth (2017) Getting the measure of therapy on stroke units. In: Humanising Care, Health and Wellbeing Conference; 29-30 Jun 2017, Bournemouth, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Taylor, E, Crichton, S, Bray, B, McKevitt, C and Jones, F (2014) Variation in proportion of patients considered to require therapy and intensity provided. In: 9th UK Stroke Forum Conference; 02-04 Dec 2014, Harrogate, U.K..

Taylor, E.R., McKevitt, C. and Jones, F. (2014) Factors shaping the provision of rehabilitation therapy on stroke units : a narrative synthesis. In: 23. European Stroke Conference; 06-09 May 2014, Nice, France.


Taylor, Elizabeth Rose (2017) Therapy on stroke units : an ethnographic study. (PhD thesis), Kings College London,

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