Paul Taylor, MA, MSc, MPhil

Data Manager

Paul Taylor

Email: paul.taylor@

Tel: +44 (0)300 067 5900
Tel direct: +44 (0)300 067 5750
Fax: +44 (0)131 445 5124

Forest Research
Northern Research Station
Midlothian EH25 9SY

Paul Taylor joined Forest Research in 2001, as part of the Short Rotation Coppice (SRC) project and was soon involved in data management on a broader scale. He has since been involved as data manager on a variety of many other projects within FR.

Current role

Forest Research Data Manager

Responsibilities include providing support to scientific and systems projects as required. This currently includes design and maintenance of databases and associated intranet interfaces.

Paul is also strongly involved in obtaining external datasets for Forest Research. Conversely, Paul is involved in making Forest Research Data more publically available in line with the government’s open data policy.  

Current projects

Main recent publications and knowledge exchange activities

Knowledge exchange activities (other delivery channels)

2013 – Initial submissions towards Forest Research’s INSPIRE contributions

2016 – Responsible for Forest Research’s non-GIS contributions towards #OpenDefra