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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

Upcoming Events

Nov
16

Making Sense of Health Research...

Buckfast Abbey Conference Centre, TQ11 0EG

Please note that the conference is now fully booked. If you would like to be...
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Nov
22

Searching and Review Clinic

ITTC Building, Plymouth (Cafe area: please go to Reception on arrival where a member of the team will meet you)

These clinics have been set up to help the PenCLAHRC Evidence Synthesis Team to manage and respond...
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News

£2.7m study to focus on dementia support workers in primary care

25 October 2018

A new study is investigating how to introduce dementia support workers into GP surgeries, with...
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‘Floundering without support’ – a dementia carer’s story on why new research is vital

25 October 2018

Dorothy Tudor has cared for her partner Bob since he was diagnosed with dementia seven...
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What is the recipe for a successful relationship and how should we teach school children?

22 October 2018

The Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) Education Association recommend that school children are taught about sex and relationships during their schooling years. Despite...
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Research Projects

D-PACT: Dementia - Person Aligned Care Team

Theme: Mental Health & Dementia

The Dementia – PACT (D-PACT) programme is a five-year project, funded by a National Institute...
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PenCHORD - Optimising the location of urgent care sites in Cornwall

Theme: PenCHORD

This project aimed to assess the optimal number and location of sites for patients to...
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Research Projects