MB ChB Manch 1948, DPH 1954, MD (gold medal) 1962; FRCP 1977; FCST (hon) 1966; CBE 1987.
Taylor was born on 24 April 1924, the son of David Oswald Taylor (see above) and was educated at Manchester Grammar School and the University of Manchester. Taylor was house surgeon at MRI before serving in the Middle East as deputy assistant director of army health in the Northern Region and officer commanding the Army School of Hygiene. He returned to Manchester in 1951 as assistant medical officer, and from 1954 to 1956 was deputy senior medical officer. He then began his career as a lecturer in the University of Manchester, first as honorary special lecturer and Ewing Foundation Fellow in the Department of Education of the Deaf, and later as lecturer in Clinical Audiology. From 1964 he was Ellis Llwyd Jones Professor of Audiology and Education of the Deaf, and from 1968 was also consultant in audiology to United Manchester Hospitals. At the University, Taylor expanded the clinical work and teaching of the department. Taylor was a member of the Manchester Paediatric Club, the Royal Society of Medicine, the British Society of Audiology, and from 1981 was president of Hearing Concern. In 1964 he became a member of the Committee established by the Secretary of State to investigate the education of deaf children and he received the CBE in 1986. Taylor retired from the chair in 1988.