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Louise Wilkinson

PhD Student

Kath Maguire

I am a Registered Dietitian, and prior to starting on the PenCLARHC PhD Research Capacity in Dementia Care programme (RDCP) in April 2016, I worked in a variety of NHS roles including in the community and acute settings.  I developed an interest in dementia and nutritional care, and recognised the issues that many of my patients faced regarding maintaining adequate nutritional status through the course of the disease.  I hope to be able to understand in more detail the factors that affect nutritional status throughout the progression of dementia, and develop a complex intervention to proactively prevent a decline in nutritional status. 

I have undergraduate degrees in Dietetics and Electronic Systems (both achieved at Plymouth University), and prior to my BSc (Hons) Dietetics degree, I worked as a Senior Operations Manager at BT Openreach.

To find out more, please visit the PhD project page.
 

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Employed by
Plymouth University

Areas of expertise
Nutrition, Dementia, Dietetics

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Prisoner mental health collaboration receives extension and funding boost

23 June 2017

A national collaboration supported by PenCLAHRC, investigating ways to support prisoners with mental health problems both...
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Starting school young can put child wellbeing at risk

22 June 2017

New research, supported by PenCLAHRC, has shown that the youngest pupils in each school year...
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16 June 2017

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Public involvement in suicide prevention

Theme: Mental Health & Dementia

A research programme examining a public health intervention designed to help members of the public...
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PenCHORD: Modelling the optimal size of Derriford Ambulatory Care Unit (ACU)

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice

Providing modelling evidence of the optimal size for an expanded Ambulatory Care Unit (ACU) at...
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