Emeritus Professor Thomas Taylor

Emeritus Professor
Surgery, Northern Clinical School

Telephone +61 2 9926 7178
Fax +61 2 9436 3238

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Research interests

Spinal curvature (scoliosis and kyphosis). Intevertebral disc degeneration. Spinal Trauma.

Selected grants

2004

  • Temporal changes in cartilage proteoglycans and non-collagenous proteins during the development of osteoarthritis; Ghosh P, Taylor T; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.

2000

  • Mechanisms of disc degeneration in the lumbar spine; Ghosh P, Melrose J, Taylor T; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.
  • Proteoglycan catabolism in an ovine annular lesion model of disc degeneration; Ghosh P, Melrose J, Taylor T, Bellenger C; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Taylor, T. (2012). There is still the best of reasons for all of us to be grateful to Sir Kenelm Digby. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 82(4), 282-282. [More Information]
  • Taylor, T. (2012). Training doctors - too long in the cellar? Medical Journal of Australia, 197(6), 328-329. [More Information]
  • Taylor, T., Keay, K. (2011). A 'ragged' school of anatomy in the 21st century. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 81(5), 397-398. [More Information]
  • Melrose, J., Burkhardt, D., Taylor, T., Dillon, C., Read, R., Cake, M., Little, C. (2009). Calcification in the ovine intervertebral disc: a model of hydroxyapatite deposition disease. European Spine Journal, 18(4), 479-489. [More Information]
  • Taylor, T. (2008). Changes to the University of Sydney medical curriculum. Medical Journal of Australia, 189(7), 414-415. [More Information]
  • Stanford, R., Soden, R., Bartrop, R., Mikk, M., Taylor, T. (2007). Spinal cord and related injuries after attempted suicide: psychiatric diagnosis and long-term follow-up. Spinal Cord, 45(6), 437-443. [More Information]
  • Carmody, D., Taylor, T., Parker, D., Coolican, M., Cumming, R. (2005). Spinal cord injuries in Australian footballers 1997-2002. Medical Journal of Australia, 182(11), 561-564. [More Information]
  • Shen, B., Melrose, J., Ghosh, P., Taylor, T. (2003). Induction of matrix metalloproteinase-2 and -3 activity in ovine nucleus pulposus cells grown in three-dimensional agarose gel culture by interleukin-1beta: a potential pathway of disc degeneration. European Spine Journal, 12(1), 66-75.
  • Roe, J., Taylor, T., Edmunds, I., Cumming, R., Ruff, S., Plunkett-Cole, M., Mikk, M., Jones, R. (2003). Spinal and spinal cord injuries in horse riding: the New South Wales experience 1976-1996. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 73(5), 331-334.
  • Taylor, T., Rutkowski, S., Jones, R., Brown, D., Hill, V., Marshall, R., Ker, J., Coolican, M., Parker, D., Plunkett-Cole, M., Cumming, R. (2003). Spinal cord injuries in Australian footballers. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 73(7), 493-499.
  • Rai, A., Taylor, T., Smith, G., Cumming, R., Plunkett-Cole, M. (2002). Congenital abnormalities of the urogenital tract in association with congenital vertebral malformations. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery: British Volume, 84(6), 891-895.
  • Melrose, J., Ghosh, P., Taylor, T. (2001). A comparative analysis of the differential spatial and temporal distributions of the large (aggreca. Journal of Anatomy, 198, 3-15.
  • Melrose, J., Ghosh, P., Taylor, T. (2001). A comparative analysis of the differential spatial and temporal distributions of the large (aggrecan, versican) and small (decorin, biglycan, fibromodulin) proteoglycans of the intervertebral disc. Journal of Anatomy, 198(1), 3-15.
  • Melrose, J., Ghosh, P., Taylor, T., Smith, S. (2001). Differential expression of proteoglycan epitopes and growth characteristics of intervertebral disc. Cells Tissues Organs, 168(3), 137-146.
  • March, L., Cameron, I., Cumming, R., Chamberlain, A., Schwarz, J., Brnabic, A., O'meara, P., Taylor, T., Riley, S., Sambrook, P. (2000). Mortality and morbidity after hip fracture: can evidence based clinical pathways make a difference? Journal of Rheumatology, 22(9), 227-2231.
  • Taylor, T., Melrose, J., Burkhardt, D., Ghosh, P., Kettler, A., Wilke, H., Claes, L. (2000). Spinal biomechanics and aging are major determinants of the proteoglycan metabolism of intervertebral disc cells. Spine, 25(23), 3014-3020.

2012

  • Taylor, T. (2012). There is still the best of reasons for all of us to be grateful to Sir Kenelm Digby. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 82(4), 282-282. [More Information]
  • Taylor, T. (2012). Training doctors - too long in the cellar? Medical Journal of Australia, 197(6), 328-329. [More Information]

2011

  • Taylor, T., Keay, K. (2011). A 'ragged' school of anatomy in the 21st century. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 81(5), 397-398. [More Information]

2009

  • Melrose, J., Burkhardt, D., Taylor, T., Dillon, C., Read, R., Cake, M., Little, C. (2009). Calcification in the ovine intervertebral disc: a model of hydroxyapatite deposition disease. European Spine Journal, 18(4), 479-489. [More Information]

2008

  • Taylor, T. (2008). Changes to the University of Sydney medical curriculum. Medical Journal of Australia, 189(7), 414-415. [More Information]

2007

  • Stanford, R., Soden, R., Bartrop, R., Mikk, M., Taylor, T. (2007). Spinal cord and related injuries after attempted suicide: psychiatric diagnosis and long-term follow-up. Spinal Cord, 45(6), 437-443. [More Information]

2005

  • Carmody, D., Taylor, T., Parker, D., Coolican, M., Cumming, R. (2005). Spinal cord injuries in Australian footballers 1997-2002. Medical Journal of Australia, 182(11), 561-564. [More Information]

2003

  • Shen, B., Melrose, J., Ghosh, P., Taylor, T. (2003). Induction of matrix metalloproteinase-2 and -3 activity in ovine nucleus pulposus cells grown in three-dimensional agarose gel culture by interleukin-1beta: a potential pathway of disc degeneration. European Spine Journal, 12(1), 66-75.
  • Roe, J., Taylor, T., Edmunds, I., Cumming, R., Ruff, S., Plunkett-Cole, M., Mikk, M., Jones, R. (2003). Spinal and spinal cord injuries in horse riding: the New South Wales experience 1976-1996. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 73(5), 331-334.
  • Taylor, T., Rutkowski, S., Jones, R., Brown, D., Hill, V., Marshall, R., Ker, J., Coolican, M., Parker, D., Plunkett-Cole, M., Cumming, R. (2003). Spinal cord injuries in Australian footballers. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 73(7), 493-499.

2002

  • Rai, A., Taylor, T., Smith, G., Cumming, R., Plunkett-Cole, M. (2002). Congenital abnormalities of the urogenital tract in association with congenital vertebral malformations. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery: British Volume, 84(6), 891-895.

2001

  • Melrose, J., Ghosh, P., Taylor, T. (2001). A comparative analysis of the differential spatial and temporal distributions of the large (aggreca. Journal of Anatomy, 198, 3-15.
  • Melrose, J., Ghosh, P., Taylor, T. (2001). A comparative analysis of the differential spatial and temporal distributions of the large (aggrecan, versican) and small (decorin, biglycan, fibromodulin) proteoglycans of the intervertebral disc. Journal of Anatomy, 198(1), 3-15.
  • Melrose, J., Ghosh, P., Taylor, T., Smith, S. (2001). Differential expression of proteoglycan epitopes and growth characteristics of intervertebral disc. Cells Tissues Organs, 168(3), 137-146.

2000

  • March, L., Cameron, I., Cumming, R., Chamberlain, A., Schwarz, J., Brnabic, A., O'meara, P., Taylor, T., Riley, S., Sambrook, P. (2000). Mortality and morbidity after hip fracture: can evidence based clinical pathways make a difference? Journal of Rheumatology, 22(9), 227-2231.
  • Taylor, T., Melrose, J., Burkhardt, D., Ghosh, P., Kettler, A., Wilke, H., Claes, L. (2000). Spinal biomechanics and aging are major determinants of the proteoglycan metabolism of intervertebral disc cells. Spine, 25(23), 3014-3020.

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