Since entering academia in 2011, Taylor has secured more than $250,000 in external grants as both principal investigator and chief grant writer. Sponsors have included the Australian Commonwealth Government, United Kingdom Foreign & Commonwealth Office, European Public Law Organisation, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, among others.

His projects cohere around three streams of work, or themes, which are variously: (1) philosophical (Theorising Nuclear Harm); (2) creative (The Archive of Nuclear Harm); and (3) collaborative (Alternative Pathways to Nuclear-Free Worlds):