Dr Taylor specialises in Energy and Natural Resources Law and specifically on the intersection between energy regulation, energy policy, property law and landholder rights. In particular, her research advances a novel examination of transitioning energy regulation from a comparative and socio-legal perspective, including the strategic governance of energy and the fragmentation of ownership rights between the state, corporations, landholders and First Nations Peoples - as regulated by numerous and overlapping regulatory regimes including: land law; commercial law; corporations law; native title; offshore and onshore petroleum legislation; resource development approvals in sensitive land zoning areas; and private landholder rights within resource and compensation agreements.
Her recent co-authored monograph comparatively analyses seven legal jurisdictions (China, Poland, UK, USA, Australia, Canada, France) and their respective regulation of the food security - energy security nexus in the context of coal seam gas and shale gas. The monograph research conducts a novel socio-legal examination of legal methodologies as categorised by the authors including: adaptive management; the precautionary principle; and statism within the chosen jurisdictions with the highest proven unconventional gas reserves. Dr Taylor holds multi-disciplinary teaching experience in a variety of specialty and core law subjects including: land law; corporate law; personal property law; energy law and commercial law.