Lucy Taylor

A photo of Lucy Taylor

Position: Executive Officer and PhD Candidate

Location Room 410, Heydon-Laurence Building (A08)
The University of Sydney, NSW 2006

Telephone: 61 9351 7728

Mobile: 0412 487 835


Research URL:

Lucy works part-time (Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays) supporting the Sustainability Program and undertaking strategic projects for the Faculty of Science.

Lucy’s doctoral research involves investigating the impact that animal and plant life has on urban residents' wellbeing. This includes the effect of greenspace and biodiversity on health, the impact of policy and urban design on the wellbeing of human and non-human inhabitants, and the values and ethics surrounding human and non-human interaction. Her supervisor is Associate Professor Dieter Hochuli. A key part of this research involves a survey:

Past research includes avian surveys and behaviour in urban areas; eLearning and learning technologies; and learning and teaching quality in higher education.



  • Taylor, L., Hochuli, D.F. (2014 online) Creating better cities: how biodiversity and ecosystem functioning enhance urban residents’ wellbeing, Urban Ecosystems, 2014.


  • Taylor, L., Taylor, C. and Davis, A. (2013) The impact of urbanisation on avian species: The inextricable link between people and birds, Urban Ecosystems, vol 16:3, pp. 481-498.


  • Zou, M., McGrath-Champ, L. and Taylor, L. (2012) Exploring new frontiers in an internationalised classroom: Team-based learning and reflective journals as innovative learning strategies in Cross cultural teaching and learning for home and international students, Routledge, Oxford UK, pp. 27-40.
  • Taylor, L., McGrath-Champ, S. and Clarkeburn, H. (2012) Supporting student self-study: The educational design of podcasts in a collaborative learning context, Active Learning in Higher Education March 2012 13: pp. 77-90.


  • McGrath-Champ, S., Zou, M. and Taylor, L. (2011) Managing diversity: Workplace and classroom connections, Proceedings of the 25th Conference of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand AIRAANZ 2010, Auckland, New Zealand, 4th February 2011.


  • McGrath-Champ, S., Zou, M. and Taylor, L. (2010) Deploying Student Diversity as a Microcosm of the World: Teaching Work and Employment Issues in an Internationalised Classroom, Proceedings of the Internationalising Learning and Teaching in Academic Settings - "Engagement, Collaboration and Sustainability", University of Sydney, Australia, 1st January 2010-31st December 2010.
  • Clark, S. and Taylor, L. (2010) Podcasting: are student competencies hindering its potential?, International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning, vol.20:1, pp. 115-26.
  • Taylor, L. and Clark, S. (2010) 'Educational design of short, audio-only podcasts: The teacher and student experience', Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, vol.26:3, pp. 386-99.


  • Sutton-Brady, C., Scott, K.M., Taylor, L., Carabetta, G. & Clark, S. (2009). The Value of using short-format podcasts to enhance learning and teaching. ALT-J Research in Learning Technology Special issue on Mobile and Contextual Learning. Routledge, Oxford UK vol.17:3, pp. 219-32.
  • McGrath-Champ, S., Zou, M. and Taylor, L. (2009) 'Deploying student diversity as a microcosm of the world: Teaching work and employment issues in an internationalised classroom, Internationalising Teaching and Learning in Academic Settings Conference, University of Sydney, Australia, 23rd November 2009.


  • Clark S., Sutton-Brady C., Scott K. and Taylor L. 2007. 'Short podcasts: The impact on learning and teaching'. Paper presented at the mLearn Conference - Making the Connections, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Clark S., Westcott M. and Taylor L. 2007 'Using short podcasts to reinforce lectures'. Paper presented at the National UniServe Conference, The University of Sydney, Australia.
  • Clark S. Taylor L. and Pickering J. 2007. 'Understanding the impact of Tablet PCs on Students┬┤ Learning and Academics Teaching', Proceedings of the Second Innovation in Accounting and Corporate Governance Education Conference, Hobart, Tasmania, 31 January - 2 February.


  • Clark S., Taylor L., Pickering J. and Wait A. 2006. ‘Understanding the impact of tablet PCs on student learning and academic teaching', Ascilite Conference, Sydney, Australia.
  • Freeman M., McGrath-Champ S., Clarke S. and Taylor L. 2006. 'The case for assessable in-class team based learning', Paper presented at the UniServe Science Conference, 28 September, Sydney, Australia.