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Professor Mary Hickson

Associate Professor

Kath Maguire

I joined Plymouth University in Jan 2016 and almost immediately linked up with PenCLAHRC. I am part of the PenCLARHC PhD Research Capacity in Dementia Care programme and working with one of the PhD fellows to explore nutritional care for those with dementia and their carers.

I have a long history working in the NHS in several London Teaching Hospitals, where I provided clinical care and led the Therapy Service Team for research and education. I also worked closely with researchers at Imperial College London and organised the MRes Human Nutrition course there.

At Plymouth University my role is to develop the research output and capacity within our Dietetic Team, who run a very successful undergraduate taught programme for dietetics. Our areas of research include:  Dietetic Practice in Childhood and Adults, Public Health Nutrition, Nutrition and Ageing, Nutritional Management of Disease, Nutrition and Metabolism.  My own research interests are nutrition and ageing, frailty, and sarcopenia, dietetic practice, hospital food delivery and malnutrition screening and assessment.

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Contact by phone
01752 587542

Employed by
Plymouth University

Areas of expertise
Dietetics, Nutrition, Ageing and Nutrition, Frailty, Sarcopenia

Publications

The nutritional care of people living with dementia at home: A scoping review

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Searching and Review Clinic

ITTC Building, Plymouth

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News

Stroke doubles dementia risk, concludes large-scale study

31 August 2018

People who have had a stroke are around twice as likely to develop dementia, according...
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Highlighting ten years of CLAHRC success

28 August 2018

From the South West right up to the North West Coast, 13 CLAHRCs operate across...
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Job opportunity - PenCLAHRC Research Fellow

02 August 2018

The University of Plymouth Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry are looking to recruit a Research Fellow within...
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Research Projects

Modelling high level health and social care capacity needs in Cornwall

Theme: PenCHORD

This project aims to model the high-level flows from arrival at the Emergency Department to...
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Healthy Parent Carers

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice

The Healthy Parent Carers project is a feasibility study testing whether a programme designed by...
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Research Projects