Professor Taylor is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon. Professor Taylor took a first in medicine from Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge before training as an ophthalmic surgeon at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London. His research training was completed at the MRC Clinical Sciences Centre and he received a PhD from Imperial College London in 2009.
Professor Taylor was appointed as Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon to the Royal Surrey County Hospital in the December of that year. He served as Clinical Director of R&D for the Trust from 2014 to 2017. He was also appointed Professor of Ophthalmology by the University of Surrey in 2015 and runs an extensive programme of clinical trials and laboratory research at the University of Surrey and the Royal Surrey County Hospital.