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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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Home-based cardiac rehabilitation for heart failure improves quality of life

11 February 2019

Despite the proven effectiveness of cardiac rehabilitation programmes in reducing readmissions and risk of death...
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06 February 2019

Dr Daniel Chalk, PenCLAHRC’s Lead for the Health Services Modelling Associates (HSMA) Programme, considers the HSMA...
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Social Prescribing - Cornwall and Plymouth Researcher in Residence

Theme: Healthy People, Healthy Environments

Evaluation work by a Researcher in Residence to assess implementation, reach, scope and acceptability of...
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ADAPT: Accelerated Design and Programme Testing

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice

The research involves adapting aspects of Family Nurse Partnership, an evidence-based programme for young mothers...
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