Dr Kevin Taylor

Director of Endocrine Laboratory

Dr Kevin Taylor has been conducting sex steroid hormone analysis for the Cambridge Child Development Project, particularly measuring amniotic testosterone in children whose mothers had amniocentesis, to correlate this with later child development. In addition, he measures these hormones in serum and saliva samples from people with autism, as part of his research collaboration with the ARC.  He works at the Addenbrooke's Hospital Clinical Biochemistry Department. 

Sample Autism Publications:

Auyeung, B, Baron-Cohen, S, Chapman, E, Knickmeyer, R, Taylor, K & Hackett, G, (2009) Foetal testosterone and autistic traits. British Journal of Psychology, 100, 1-22.

Auyeung, B, Ahluwalia, J, Thompson, L, Taylor, K, Hackett, G, O’Donnell, Baron-Cohen, S (2012) Prenatal versus postnatal sex steroid hormone effects on autistic traits in children at 18-24 months of age. Molecular Autism, 3:17.

Knickmeyer, R, Baron-Cohen, S, Raggatt, P & Taylor, K (2006) Foetal testosterone and empathy. Hormones & Behaviour, 49, 282-292.

Knickmeyer, R, Baron-Cohen, S, Raggatt, P, & Taylor, K (2005) Foetal testosterone, social relationships, and restricted interests in children. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 46,198-210.

Lombardo, M, Ashwin, E, Auyeung, B, Chakrabarti, Taylor, K, Hackett, G, Bullmore, E, & Baron-Cohen, S, (2012) Fetal testosterone influences sexually dimorphic gray matter in the human brain. Journal of Neuroscience, 32, 674-80.

Ruta, L, Ingudomnukul, E, Taylor, E, Chakrabarti, B, & Baron-Cohen, S, (2011) Increased serum androstenedione in adults with Autism Spectrum Conditions. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 36, 1154-63.

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