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Dr Myra Taylor

Myra is a Research Fellow in the School of Medical and Health Sciences.


  • Master of Social Science (Counselling and Psychotherapy), Edith Cowan University, 2011.
  • Post Grad diploma of Social Science (Counselling), Edith Cowan University, 2007.
  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Western Australia, 2003.
  • Mater of Philosophy in Education, United Kingdom, 1998.


Recent Research Grants

  • Exploring the different and shared experiences of informal and formal grandparent carers in Western Australia,  Lotterywest,  Grant,  2017 - 2020,  $584,145.
  • Factors influencing the reunification of children with their substance-using parents subsequent to their placement in out-of-home care,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Industry Collaboration Scheme - 2016 Open Round,  2016 - 2017,  $141,899.
  • A multidisciplinary team approach to improving long term outcomes in sarcoma survivors,  Hollywood Functional Rehabilitation Clinic,  Johanna Sewell Sarcoma Research Grant,  2013 - 2016,  $10,909.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Book Chapters

  • Taylor, M., (2016), I Believe in the Hot Stove Principle of Crime Prevention Policing ... Educating Kids If You Do the Crime You Will Get Burnt: Australian Police Intelligence Officers' Perspectives on Juvenile Crime. Crime and violence prevention: Moving beyond hot-stove policing and perpetrator rehabilitation, 231-247, New York, USA, Nova Science Publishers.
  • Maynard, R., Ryder, D., Taylor, M., (2016), Adolescent-to-parent violence: A review of profession responses, the efficacy of these response and how they are viewed by parent-victims. Crime and violence prevention: Moving beyond hot-stove policing and perpetrator rehabilitation, 159-175, New York, USA, Nova Science Publishers.
  • Taylor, M., (2016), Changing acceptance of the inevitability of crime and violence: An offender-by-offender, family-by-family, community-by-community and society-by-society strengthening approach. Crime and violence prevention: Moving beyond hot-stove policing and perpetrator rehabilitation, 333-339, New York, USA, Nova Science Publishers.
  • Scott, R., Taylor, M., (2016), Is the youthful repurposed occupation of an abandoned pool an act of prosocial sustainability that could be tolerated, or is it a criminal act needs to be punished?. Crime and violence prevention: Moving beyond hot-stove policing and perpetrator rehabilitation, 313-329, New York, USA, Nova Science Publishers.
  • Eaton, R., Taylor, M., (2016), The influence of parent blame on the willingness of parents of adolescent offenders to participate in court directed parenting programs: A systematic review. Crime and violence prevention: Moving beyond hot-stove policing and perpetrator rehabilitation, 101-118, New York, USA, Nova Science Publishers.
  • Taylor, M., Marquis, R., Batten, R., Coall, D., (2016), There's no support, it's a nightmare trip, but you cope and you get through it: Custodial grandparents' experiences of raising the child/ren of their incarcerated son/daughter. Crime and violence prevention: Moving beyond hot-stove policing and perpetrator rehabilitation, 137-156, New York, USA, Nova Science Publishers.
  • Jarvis, E., Taylor, M., (2016), Mother blame: The resilience and decision-making abilities of mothers with a school-aged child who has been accused of bullying. Crime and violence prevention: Moving beyond hot-stove policing and perpetrator rehabilitation, 81-99, New York, USA, Nova Science Publishers.
  • Taylor, M., Khan, U., (2016), Neighbourhood violence: An initial evaluation of gatecrashers who swarm residential areas and through their unruly actions cause parties to go-out-of-control and necessitate police attendance. Crime and violence prevention: Moving beyond hot-stove policing and perpetrator rehabilitation, 65-77, New York, USA, Nova Science Publishers.
  • Taylor, M., Carragher, G., (2016), Enhancing understanding of glassing assault violence through an analysis of social media responders' apportionment of societal blame. Crime and violence prevention: Moving beyond hot-stove pollicing and perpetrator rehabilitation, 37-63, New York, USA, Nova Science Publishers.
  • Walker, A., Taylor, M., Caltabiano, N., Pooley, JA., (2016), Skateboarding, Building Connections and community. Public Health: Some International Aspects, 97-110, New York, USA, Nova Science Publishers.
  • Taylor, M., (2016), Violent assaults: Apprehended suspects' mitigating "I'm not sure what happened I was intoxicated'" response when questioned by police about a glassing, one-punch hit, or armed/aggravated robbery incident. Crime and violence prevention: Moving beyond hot-stove policing and perpetrator rehabilitation, 15-36, New York, USA, Nova Science Publishers.
  • Taylor, M., (2016), Adolescent involvement in graffiti crime: Parents experiences and perspectives on how they and society can work in tandem to deter future offending. Crime and violence prevention: Moving beyond hot-spot policing and perpetrator rehabilitation, 119-136, New York, USA, Nova Science Publishers.
  • Goddard, T., Taylor, M., Pooley, JA., (2015), Endeavouring to move forward from child maltreatment by engaging in the process of psyche repair: The adult male?s attempt at establishing a more fulfilled adult life. Overcoming Domestic Violence: Creating a Dialogue around Vulnerable Populations, 317-330, New York, United States, Nova Science Publishers.
  • Walker, A., Taylor, M., Caltabiano, N., Pooley, JA., (2015), The psychosocial health benefits that adolescent, early adult and adult skateboarders derive from skateboarding. Child Health and Human Development Yearbook 2014, 147-161, New York, Nova Science Publishers.
  • Taylor, M., Pooley, JA., (2015), Concluding thoughts: Domestic violence and possible pathways forward. Overcoming Domestic Violence: Creating a Dialogue around Vulnerable Populations, 351-358, New York, United States, Nova Science Publishers.
  • Taylor, M., Goddard, T., Pooley, JA., (2015), `Feeling like you're damaged and like your life is out of your control?: The male perspective on living with the adult aftermath of child maltreatment. Overcoming Domestic Violence: Creating a Dialogue around Vulnerable Populations, 299-316, New York, United States, Nova Science Publishers.
  • Taylor, M., Goddard, T., Pooley, JA., (2015), `Walking on thin ice?: The pervasive degeneration of the family dynamic in homes where domestic violence is a lived reality and where children under the age of 18 experience abuse. Overcoming Domestic Violence: Creating a Dialogue around Vulnerable Populations, 281-297, New York, United States, Nova Science Publishers.
  • Taylor, M., Goddard, T., Pooley, JA., (2015), Child Maltreatment: A phenomenological study of adult males' recollected childhood memories of experiencing abuse and witnessing domestic violence in the family home. Overcoming Domestic Violence: Creating a Dialogue around Vulnerable Populations, 261-280, New York, United States, Nova Science Publishers.
  • Taylor, M., Pooley, JA., Carragher, G., (2015), A systematic review of current data collection techniques used to enhance the involvement of `hard-to-reach? adolescents in research studies. Researching Marginalized Groups, 149-166, London, England, Routledge.
  • Taylor, M., (2014), Creating graffiti art avenues to mainstream social inclusion. Adolescence places and spaces, 135-148, New York, Nova Publishers.
  • Taylor, M., Deuchar, R., Van Der Leun, J., (2014), "Out on the streets it's like a brotherhood of sorts": Violent Scottish and Australian troublesome youth groups. Adolescence places and spaces, 121-132, New York, Nova Science Publishers.
  • Taylor, M., Khan, U., (2014), Out-of-control alcohol-fueled adolescent party going behaviour. Adolescence: Places and Spaces, 107-120, New York, Nova Science Publishers.
  • Taylor, M., (2014), Sneaking around the streets: Prolific graffiti taggers' socialization habits. School, adolescence and health issues, 73-87, New York, Nova Science Publishers.
  • Taylor, M., Houghton, S., Bednall, J., (2012), Friendships, peer socialization and social identity among adolescent skateboarders and graffiti writers. Friendships: Types, Cultural, Psychological and Social Aspects, 39-62, New York, USA, Nova Science Publishers.

Journal Articles

  • Taylor, M., Marquis, R., Coall, D., Batten, R., Werner, J., (2017), The physical health dilemmas facing custodial grandparent caregivers: Policy considerations. Cogent Medicine, 4(February), Article No. 1292594, Abingdon, United Kingdom, Cogent OA, DOI: 10.1080/2331205X.2017.1292594.
  • McLaughlin, B., Ryder, D., Taylor, M., (2017), Effectiveness of Interventions for Grandparent Caregivers: A Systematic Review. Marriage and Family Review, 53(6), 509-531, Routledge, DOI: 10.1080/01494929.2016.1177631.
  • Smith, H., Batten, R., McDonald, H., Taylor, M., (2017), Caregivers and service providers' perspectives on a Western Australian aboriginal community's 0-3 years, early learning programme. Early Child Development and Care, article in press(article in press), 11p., Oxon, United Kingdom, Routledge , DOI: 10.1080/03004430.2016.1263946.
  • Taylor, M., Marquis, R., Coall, D., Wilkinson, C., (2017), Substance misuse-related parental child maltreatment: Intergenerational implications for grandparents, parents, and grandchildren relationships. Journal of Drug Issues, 47(2), 241-260, Thousand Oaks, United States, Sage Publications Inc, DOI: 10.1177/0022042616683670.
  • Taylor, M., Marquis, R., Coall, D., Werner, J., (2017), The enjoyment rewards of fulfilling a custodial grandparenting role in the lives of grandchildren removed from their parents' care. Child Care in Practice, In Press(In Press), 19p., United Kingdom, Routledge, DOI: 10.1080/13575279.2017.1297772.
  • Taylor, M., Westbrook, D., Chang, P., (2016), Using UV photoaged photography to better understand Western Australian teenagers' attitudes towards adopting sun-protective behaviours. International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health, 28(1), 45-53, DOI: 10.1515/ijamh-2014-0071.
  • Taylor, M., Marquis, R., Batten, R., Coall, D., (2016), Understanding the mental health travails of custodial grandparents. Occupational Therapy in Mental Health, 32(3), 259-280, Routledge, DOI: 10.1080/0164212X.2015.1136255.
  • Welch, M., Chang, P., Taylor, M., (2016), Photoaging photography: Mothers' attitudes toward adopting skin-protective measures pre- and post-viewing photoaged images of their and their child's facial sun damage. Sage Open, 6(4), 1-11, Sage, DOI: 10.1177/2158244016672906.
  • Eastabrook, S., Chang, P., Taylor, M., (2016), Melanoma risk: Adolescent females' perspectives on skin protection pre/post viewing an ultraviolet photoaged photograph of their own facial sun damage. Global Health Promotion, epub ahead of print(epub ahead of print), 10p., Sage, DOI: 10.1177/1757975916639871.
  • Taylor, M., Coall, D., Marquis, R., Batten, R., (2016), Drug addiction is a scourge on the Earth and my grandchildren are its victims: The tough love and resilient growth exhibited by grandparents raising the children of drug dependent mothers. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 14(6), 937-951, Cross Mark, DOI: 10.1007/s11469-016-9645-7.
  • Taylor, M., (2015), I don't do it to be deviant it's just unfortunate that it's illegal: Prolific graffiti offender perspectives on what it would take to stop them from writing graffiti illegally on the streets. International Journal of Child and Adolescent Health, 8(2), 211-220, Hauppauge, New York, United States, Nova Science Publishers, Inc..
  • Taylor, M., Pooley, JA., Edwards, M., (2015), Reaching down and finding humanity: Military personnel's experiences of adopting dogs while on deployment. Society & Animals, 23(4), 321-342, Leiden, Netherlands, Brill, DOI: 10.1163/15685306-12341366.
  • Taylor, M., Marquis, R., Batten, R., Coall, D., (2015), Understanding the occupational issues faced by custodial grandparents endeavoring to improve scholastic outcomes for their grandchildren. Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools, and Early Intervention, 8(4), 319-335, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, Routledge, DOI: 10.1080/19411243.2015.1105169.
  • Khan, U., Taylor, M., (2015), Adolescent involvement in out-of-control parties: Social media responders? perspectives on underage alcohol consumption and violent antisocial party behaviours. International Journal of Child and Adolescent Health, 8(2), 189-199, Hauppauge, New York, United States, Nova Science Publishers, Inc..
  • Taylor, M., Khan, U., (2014), What works and what does not work in reducing juvenile graffiti offending? A comparison of changes that occurred in the frequency of persistent graffitists? patterns of offending following the announcement of two successive initiatives aimed at reducing graffiti proliferation. Crime Prevention and Community Safety: An International Journal, , 16(2), 128-145, Macmillan Publishers Ltd, DOI: 10.1057/cpcs.2014.5.
  • Mercadante, C., Taylor, M., Pooley, JA., (2014), I wouldn?t wish it on my worst enemy?: Western Australian fathers? perspectives on their marital separation experiences. Marriage & Family Review, , 50(4), 318-341, United Kingdom, Routledge, DOI: 10.1080/01494929.2013.879556.
  • Richmond, J., Taylor, M., (2014), Developing bilateral and spatial concepts in primary school-aged children: An empirical evaluation of the Anker Bilateral Spatial System. The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy, 2(3), Article no. 5, USA, Western Michigan University, DOI: 10.15453/2168-6408.1094.
  • Richmond, J., Taylor, M., (2014), Visual recognition difficulties: Identifying primary school learners? directional confusion in writing letters and numbers. South African Journal of Occupational Therapy, 44(3), 2-6, South Africa, Occupational Therapy Association of South Africa.
  • Yorimitsu, A., Houghton, S., Taylor, M., (2014), Operating at the margins while seeking a space in the heart: The daily teaching reality of Japanese high school teachers experiencing workplace stress/anxiety. Asia Pacific Education Review, 15(3), 443-457, Netherlands, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/s12564-014-9330-0.
  • Walker, A., Taylor, M., Caltabiano, N., Pooley, JA., (2014), Creating friendship networks, establishing a social identity, developing a sense of belonging, meeting new people, and building connections with the community: The social capital support health benefits to be derived from skateboarding in skate-parks. International Journal of Child Health and Human Development, 7(2), 135-146, United States, Noval Science Publishers.
  • Lo Presti, L., Chang, P., Taylor, M., (2014), Young Australian adults? reactions to viewing personalised UV photoaged photographs. Australasian Medical Journal, 7(11), 454-461, Australasian Medical Journal Pty Ltd, DOI: 10.4066/AMJ.2014.2253.
  • Collins, R., Pooley, JA., Taylor, M., (2014), "Keeping it together, keeping their heads above water": Western Australian child health nurses' understanding of resilience in postpartum mothers. Sage Open, 4(4), 10p., USA, Sage , DOI: 10.1177/2158244014561210.
  • O'Brien, K., Cohen, L., Pooley, JA., Taylor, M., (2013), Lifting the domestic cloak of silence: Resilient Australian women's reflected memories of their childhood experiences of witnessing domestic violence. Journal of Family Violence, 28(1), 95-108, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/s10896-012-9484-7.
  • Taylor, M., Khan, U., (2013), A comparison of police processing reports for juvenile graffiti offenders: Societal implications. Police practice and research: an intenational journal, 14(5), 371-385, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1080/15614263.2012.722781.
  • Taylor, M., Edwards, M., Pooley, JA., (2013), Nudging them back to reality: Toward a growing public acceptance of the role dogs fulfill in ameliorating contemporary veterans' PTSD symptoms. Anthrozoos: a multidisciplinary journal of the interactions of people and animals, 26(4), 593-611, Bloomsbury Journals, DOI: 10.2752/175303713X13795775535896.
  • Taylor, M., (2013), Toward Understanding the Street Code of Silence that Exists among Prolific Graffiti Offenders. Victims & Offenders: An International Journal of Evidence-based Research, Policy and Practice, 8(2), 185-208, United States, Taylor & Francis, DOI: DOI: 10.1080/15564886.2012.763196.
  • Pooley, JA., Cohen, L., O'Connor, M., Taylor, M., (2013), Posttraumatic stress and posttraumatic growth and their relationship to coping and self-efficacy in Northwest Australian Cyclone communities. Psychological Trauma , 5(4), 392-399, American Psychological Association, DOI: 10.1037a0028046.
  • Benedetti, R., Cohen, L., Taylor, M., (2013), There's really no other option: Italian Australians' experiences of caring for a family member with dementia. Journal of Women and Aging: the multidiciplinary quarterly of psychosocial practice, theory and research, 25(2), 138-164, USA, Routledge, DOI: 10.1080/08952841.2013.760330.
  • Maassen, K., Pooley, JA., Taylor, M., (2013), You get forced to live with randoms ... and that makes you stronger as a person?. Homeless Western Australian teenagers? perspectives on their experiences of residing in crisis accommodation. The Austalian Community Psychologist, 25(2), 53-73, Melbourne, College of Community Psychologists of the Australian Psychological Society.
  • Taylor, M., (2012), Addicted to the Risk, Recognition and Respect that the Graffiti Lifestyle Provides: Towards an Understanding of the Reasons for Graffiti Engagement. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 10(1), 54-68, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/s11469-010-9301-6.
  • Houghton, SJ., Nathan, E., Taylor, M., (2012), To bully or not to bully, that is not the question: Western australian early adolescents' in search of a reputation. Journal of Adolescent Research, 27(4), 498-522, California, USA, Sage Publications, DOI: 10.1177/0743558411432638.
  • Taylor, M., Khan, U., (2012), Graffiti offenders' patterns of desistance and persistence in crime: New insights into reducing recidivist offending. The Police Journal, 85, , 5-28, Philip Allan & Co., DOI: 10.1350/pojo.2012.85.1.571.
  • Taylor, M., (2012), As long as you're resilient you'll succeed: School disaffected adolescents' perspectives on their willingness to engage in high injury-risk graffiti-writing activities. International Journal on School Disaffection, 9(2), 37-51, London, UK, Trentham Books Ltd.
  • Taylor, M., Marais, I., Cottman, R., (2012), Patterns of graffiti offending towards recognition that graffiti offending is more than kids messing around. Policing and Society, 22(2), 152-168, DOI:
  • Stambulich, D., Pooley, JA., Gately, N., Taylor, M., (2012), Some of my children are worth more than others: Perceptions of non-residential fathers with second families as to the fairness of the Australian Child Support Agency's handling of first family child support financial arrangements. Marriage and Family Review, 48(8), 769-791, Routledge, DOI: 10.1080/01494929.2012.714721.
  • Soto, R., Pooley, JA., Cohen, L., Taylor, M., (2012), Students with ASD in mainstream primary education settings: Teachers' experiences in Western Australian classrooms. Austalasian Journal of Special Education, 36(2), 97-111, Cambridge, DOI: 10.1017/jse.2012.10.
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