Professor Mary Hickson
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Professor Mary Hickson

Professor in Dietetics

School of Health Professions (Faculty of Health)

Professor Mary Hickson can be contacted through arrangement with our Press Office, to speak to the media on these areas of expertise.
  • Experimental methods
  • Observational methods
  • Qualitative research
  • Quantitative research
  • Randomised controlled trials
  • Surveys
  • Systematic reviews
Biography

Biography

My role is to lead the development and implementation of research within the Dietetic Team, and support research within the School and Faculty, by coordinating and undertaking research activity, encouraging collaborative working, securing research funding and building the Faculty’s reputation internationally. 

I am also a Co-Director of the SW Clinical Schools and the Torbay and South Devon Clinical School. This is an initiative to partner with our colleagues in health and social care organisations in Devon , Cornwall and Somerset. I work to lead the Clinical Schools to ensure a consistent and coordinated approach and to build on local successful initiatives, and work closely with the leadership at Torbay and South Devon NHS Trust to increase research capacity and capability. More information can be found here 

Qualifications

  • 2002 PhD Nutrition, Imperial College London
  • 1997 Certificate in Adult Education, Kingston College
  • 1989 State Registration as Dietitian, University of Surrey
  • 1989 BSc Hons Nutrition and Dietetics (2.1), University of Surrey

Professional membership

  • Member of the British Dietetic Association
  • Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC): DT04924

Roles on external bodies

  • Adjunct Professor, Imperial College London
  • Honorary Research Dietitian, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Member of the Faculty of Mentors of Health Research Mentors
  • Member of the editorial board for the Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Judging panel for HEE/NIHR Internship awards

Previously:

  • Member of the judging panel for the NIHR Integrated Clinical Academic awards.
  • Member of the Clinical Academic Roles Implementation Network (CARIN)
  • Member of the NIHR judging panel for RfPB SW region
  • NIHR Clinical Training Advocate for Dietetics

Teaching

Teaching

Teaching interests

My teaching activities are to support the undergraduate dietetic degree program, particularly the project development module, project supervision, as well as delivering lectures in the field of nutrition, dietetics and ageing.

I also support the Masters programs within the School through supervision of project work and teaching research skills and knowledge.

I have a lead role in the Systematic Reviewing module (MCR706) and also teach on the Frailty Module (ADV758/608).

Research

Research

Research interests

My research interests fall under two broad fields: 

  1. Nutrition & Ageing 
  2. Dietetic Practice
My current areas of research are:
Nutrition and Ageing

  • Exploration of factors contributing to the development of sarcopenia (using Biobank data)
  • Improving nutritional care at the interface between acute and community healthcare (With Anna Julian, PhD student, ICL)
  • Nutritional Care of people with dementia and their carers (With Louise Wilkinson, PenCLAHRC PhD student)
  • Effects of nitrate and nitrite on health (With Raul Bescos, Ann Ashworth, PhD student and Craig Cutler, PhD student) 
Dietetic Practice
  • Examining the evidence for first contact dietetic roles within primary care
  • The links between covid-19 infection and nutrition (lead for the )
  • Understanding the dietetic workforce of the future
  • Prioritisation of referrals for dietetic assessment in acute adult services
  • Estimating ascitic fluid weight and its impact on nutritional assessment in liver patients
  • Nutritional care in ICU
  • Improving hospital food provision
  • Iron requirements for those with excess losses
  • Probiotic use
  • Renal nutrition
I also collaborate with many other disciplines and professions including work on: 
  • Dysphagia and laryngectomy with Speech and Language Therapists 
  • Medication harm with Pharmacists and infection control specialists
  • Physical activity with Physiotherapists and Sport Science experts

Research degrees awarded to supervised students

PhD students supervised: 

Hannah Gardiner - Exploring the impact of community food researcher model for food system transformation. Start Jan 2022

Lisa Du Toit - The relationship between the oral microbiome and cardiovascular health. Start Oct 2021

Jill Venables - Meeting nutritive obligations for nutritionally vulnerable patients within a hospital settingStart Jan 2019 

Alex Pinto - Factors affecting metabolism and metabolic control in phenylketonuria. Start Oct 2017

Jennifer Carroll - A mixed methods study to establish core outcomes for refactory childhood epilpsy treated with ketogenic diet therapyStart Apr 2018

Craig Culter - The effect of diet and physical activity on the oral nutrate/nitrite pathway and its impact on vascular control.  Start Oct 2017

Julia Eisenblaetter - Dietary counselling of children with food allergy. Start Oct 2016

Louise Mole - Improving nutritional care for people living at home with Dementia. Awarded 2021

Anna Julian – Improving nutritional care at the interface between acute and community healthcare. Awarded 2019

Ann Ashworth – Effects of dietary nitrate from vegetables on blood pressure in healthy humans: Awarded 2019

Nurhafzan Anis Ismail – The role of glycaemic index in preventing obesity. Awarded 2014

Liesl Wandrag – An investigation into inflammatory and nutritional markers during critical illness to identify an indicator of anabolism and to explore a method of attenuating muscle mass loss.Awarded 2013

Margaret Coffey – An examination of the clinical utility of fiber-optic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing as an evaluation tool in laryngectomy and an investigation of the effect of different voice prostheses on swallow, voice function and quality of life after laryngectomy. Awarded 2013

Norlida Mat Daud – The effects of propionate on appetite and gut hormones. Awarded 2013

Charlotte Moss – Comparison of gut hormones in healthy older and young adults. Awarded 2013

Lina Johansson – Broadening Options for Long-term Dialysis in the Elderly. Awarded 2012

Elena Philippou – Dietary carbohydrate manipulation and its effect on coronary heart disease risk factors and body weight maintenance. Awarded 2008

Grants & contracts

Collaborator - JBI Systematic Review: Effectiveness of general practitioners’ nutrition care interventions on nutrition behaviour and health outcomes in individuals with diet-related chronic conditions. Oct 2021.

BDA Specialist Interest Group for Older Adults - Collating the evidence for an alternative Eatwell guide for older people.

Torbay Medical Research Fund - Randomised crossover trial to assess the effects of provision of a daily high protein and high energy meal on the physical and psychological well-being of community-dwelling malnourished elderly adults. Apr 2021.

BDA General Education Trust Grant - Transition of Covid-19 patients into the community after discharge from acute care, including ICU: Ensuring continuity of nutritional care in this group. Sep 2020.

Abbott Nutrition Educational Grant - To produce a rapid systematic review collating information about covid-19 rehabilitation and nutrition. Aug 2020

British Dietetic Association project grant to scope the future profession and inform the development of adietetic work force development strategy. July 2016-March 2017

BDA General Education Trust Project Grant to explore the first contact role of dietitians in primary care. July 2017 - August 2019.

Publications

Publications

Key publications

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
Carroll JH, Parkin T, Cross JH, Hickson M, Williams E, Aldridge V & Collinson A (2024) 'Drug-resistant epilepsy and ketogenic diet therapy – a qualitative study of families’ experiences' Seizure: European Journal of Epilepsy 118, 137-147 ,
Cunningham M, Wakley S, Warren A, Collinson A & Hickson M (2024) 'Evidencing occupational therapy in primary care' Occupational Therapy News 27-28
Buttriss J, Hickson M, Whelan K & Williams C (2024) 'Navigating the complexity of applying nutrition evidence to individualised care: Summary of an Academy of Nutrition Sciences position paper' Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics ,
Buttriss J, Hickson M, Whelan K & Williams C (2024) 'Navigating the complexity of applying nutrition evidence to individualised care: Summary of an Academy of Nutrition Sciences Position Paper' Nutrition & Dietetics 81, (2) 128-132 ,
Buttriss J, Hickson M, Whelan K & Williams C (2024) 'Navigating the complexity of applying nutrition evidence to individualised care: Summary of an Academy of Nutrition Sciences Position Paper' Nutrition Bulletin 49, (1) 1-5 ,
Hickson M, Papoutsakis C, Madden AM, Smith MA & Whelan K (2024) 'Nature of the evidence base and approaches to guide nutrition interventions for individuals: a position paper from the Academy of Nutrition Sciences' British Journal of Nutrition 1-20 ,
Pinto A, Daly A, Rocha JC, Ashmore C, Evans S, Ilgaz F, Hickson M & MacDonald A (2023) 'Natural Protein Intake in Children with Phenylketonuria: Prescription vs. Actual Intakes' Nutrients 15, (23) ,
Colgan A, Digby K, Apekey T, Elborough-Whitehouse I, Seamark L, Radcliffe O, Williams M & Hickson M (2023) 'A dietitian led low FODMAP diet webinar: A pre‐post study evaluating the impact on symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome' Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics ,
Wedlake L, Mellor D, Marriott T, Maslin K, Frost G & Hickson M (2023) 'What do readers want? Results of an online survey to involve readers in updating the seventh edition of the Manual of dietetic practice' Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics ,
Pinto A, Ilgaz F, Evans S, van Dam E, Rocha JC, Karabulut E, Hickson M, Daly A & MacDonald A (2023) 'Phenylalanine Tolerance over Time in Phenylketonuria: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis' Nutrients 15, (16) ,
Hickson M, Child J & Collinson A (2023) 'A case study of the impact of a dietitian in the multi‐disciplinary team within primary care: a service evaluation' Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics ,
Pinto A, Daly A, Rocha JC, Ashmore C, Evans S, Jackson R, Hickson M & MacDonald A (2023) 'Preliminary Data on Free Use of Fruits and Vegetables Containing Phenylalanine 76–100 mg/100 g of Food in 16 Children with Phenylketonuria: 6 Months Follow-Up' Nutrients 15, (13) ,
Skinner J, Shepstone L, Hickson M & Welch AA (2023) 'Alcohol Consumption and Measures of Sarcopenic Muscle Risk: Cross-Sectional and Prospective Associations Within the UK Biobank Study' Calcified Tissue International ,
Tronco Hernandez YA, Julian A, Weekes EC, Murphy J, Frost G & Hickson M (2023) 'Developing a consensus to support health and social care professionals and patients manage nutrition in the context of COVID‐19 recovery' Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics ,
Carroll JH, Cross JH, Hickson M, Williams E, Aldridge V & Collinson A (2023) 'A Core outcome set for childhood epilepsy treated with ketogenic diet therapy ( <scp>CORE‐KDT</scp> study): international parent and health professional consensus' Epilepsia ,
Tronco Hernández YA, Anderson L, Weekes L, Julian A, Murphy J, Frost G & Hickson M (2023) 'Providing optimal nutritional care to patients with long-COVID' Primary Health Care ,
Collinson A, Waddell L, Freeman-Hughes A & Hickson M (2023) 'Impact of a dietitian in general practice: paediatric food allergy' Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics ,
Pinto A, Daly A, Rocha JC, Ashmore C, Evans S, Jackson R, Payne A, Hickson M & MacDonald A (2022) 'Impact of Fruit and Vegetable Protein vs. Milk Protein on Metabolic Control of Children with Phenylketonuria: A Randomized Crossover Controlled Trial' Nutrients 14, (20) ,
Ashwell M, Hickson M, Stanner S, Prentice A & Williams CM (2022) 'Nature of the evidence base and strengths, challenges and recommendations in the area of nutrition and health claims: a position paper from the Academy of Nutrition Sciences' British Journal of Nutrition 130, (2) 221-238 ,
Dilloway T, Ashby DR, Hickson M, Temple A & Johansson LR (2022) 'Handgrip Strength Index: a Novel Parameter which quantifies clinical weakness in people on haemodialysis' Journal of Renal Nutrition ,
Carroll JH, Cross JH, Hickson M, Williams E, Aldridge V & Collinson A (2022) 'The CORE-KDT study: a mixed methods protocol to establish core outcomes for refractory childhood epilepsy treated with ketogenic diet therapy' Trials 23, (1) ,
Asher KE, Somerville M, Doucet S, Luke A, Ball L, Dombrowski SU, Hickson M & Witherspoon R (2022) 'Effectiveness of general practitioner-delivered nutrition care interventions on dietary and health outcomes in adults with diet-related chronic conditions: a systematic review protocol' JBI Evidence Synthesis 20, (8) 2055-2063 ,
Carroll J, Martin-McGill K, Cross JH, Hickson M, Williams E, Aldridge V & Collinson A (2022) 'Core outcome set development for childhood epilepsy treated with ketogenic diet therapy: Results of a scoping review and parent interviews' Seizure - European Journal of Epilepsy 99, 54-67 ,
Latif J, Elizabeth Weekes C, Julian A, Frost G, Murphy J, Abigail Tronco-Hernandez Y & Hickson M (2021) 'Strategies to ensure continuity of nutritional care in patients with COVID-19 infection on discharge from hospital: a rapid review' Clinical Nutrition ESPEN ,
Hickson M, Child J & Collinson A (2021) 'Impact of a dietitian in general practice: Care of the frail and malnourished' Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics ,
Seamark L, Barclay Y, Marchant C, Williams M & Hickson M (2021) 'Long‐term symptom severity in people with irritable bowel syndrome following dietetic treatment in primary care: A service evaluation' Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics ,
Lawrence V, Hickson M, Weekes CE, Julian A, Frost G & Murphy J (2021) 'A UK survey of nutritional care pathways for patients with Covid‐19 prior to and post hospital stay' Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics ,
Williams CM, Ashwell M, Prentice A, Hickson M & Stanner S (2020) 'Nature of the evidence base and frameworks underpinning dietary recommendations for prevention of non-communicable diseases: a position paper from the Academy of Nutrition Sciences' The British Journal of Nutrition: an international journal of nutritional science 1-15 ,
Williams M, Barclay Y, Harper L, Marchant C, Seamark L & Hickson M (2020) 'Feasibility, acceptability and cost efficiency of using webinars to deliver first‐line patient education for people with Irritable Bowel Syndrome as part of a dietetic‐led gastroenterology service in primary care' Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics 33, (6) 758-766 ,
Eisenblaetter J, Bürklin S, Gschwend A, Relats C, Roduit C, Stalder K, Fischer I, Hofmann D, Schütt G & Herzog R (2020) 'Development of a practice guideline for dietary counselling of children with IgE-mediated food allergy' Allergo Journal 29, (5) 42-51 ,
Hickson M, Collinson A & Child J (2020) 'Dietitian support in primary care' Practice Management 30, (7) 20-23 ,
Albrich L, Chapple L-AS, Nock A, Ridley EJ & Hickson M (2020) 'Nutrition-related symptoms in adult survivors of critical illness who are eating orally: a scoping review protocol' JBI Evid Synth 18, (6) 1326-1333 ,
Eisenblaetter J, Bürklin S, Gschwend A, Relats C, Roduit C, Stalder K, Fischer I, Hofmann D, Schütt G & Herzog R (2020) 'Development of a practice guideline for dietary counselling of children with IgE-mediated food allergy' Allergo Journal International ,
Bescos R, Ashworth A, Cutler C, Brookes ZL, Belfield L, Rodiles A, Casas-Agustench P, Farnham G, Liddle L & Burleigh M (2020) 'Effects of Chlorhexidine mouthwash on the oral microbiome' Scientific Reports 10, (1) 0-0 ,
Albrich L, Chapple L-AS, Nock A, Ridley EJ & Hickson M (2019) 'Nutrition-related symptoms in adult survivors of critical illness when eating orally: a scoping review protocol' JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports 1-1 ,
Hickson M & Lamarti E (2019) 'The contribution of ascitic fluid to body weight in patients with liver cirrhosis, and its estimation using girth: a cross-sectional observational study' Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics
Wandrag L, Brett SJ, Frost GS, Bountziouka V & Hickson M (2019) 'Exploration of muscle loss and metabolic state during prolonged critical illness: implications for intervention?' PLoS One ,
Wandrag L, Brett SJ, Frost GS, To M, Loubo EA, Jackson NC, Umpleby AM, Bountziouka V & Hickson M (2019) 'Leucine-enriched essential amino acid supplementation in mechanically ventilated trauma patients: a feasibility study' Trials 20, (1) ,
Mole L, Kent B, Hickson M & Abbott R (2019) '‘It’s what you do that makes a difference’ An interpretative phenomenological analysis of health care professionals and home care workers experiences of nutritional care for people living with dementia at home' BMC Geriatrics 19, (1) ,
Mole L, Hickson M, Kent B & Abbott R (2019) 'Family carers’ experiences of nutritional care for people living with dementia at home: An interpretative phenomenological analysis' Dementia 147130121987203-147130121987203 ,
Hickson M, Wanner A & Collinson A (2019) 'Dietitian-led clinics in primary care: a scoping review protocol' JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports 17, (12) 2525-2531 ,
Cutler C, Kiernan M, Willis JR, Gallardo-Alfaro L, Casas-Agustench P, White D, Hickson M, Gabaldon T & Bescos R (2019) 'Post-exercise hypotension and skeletal muscle oxygenation is regulated by nitrate-reducing activity of oral bacteria' Free Radical Biology and Medicine 143, 252-259 ,
Ashworth A, Cutler C, Farnham G, Liddle L, Burleigh M, Rodiles A, Sillitti C, Kiernan M, Moore M & Hickson M (2019) 'Dietary intake of inorganic nitrate in vegetarians and omnivores and its impact on blood pressure, resting metabolic rate and the oral microbiome' Free Radical Biology and Medicine ,
Carroll J, Martin-McGill K, Cross H, Hickson M & Collinson A (2019) 'Outcome measurement and reporting in childhood epilepsy treated with ketogenic diet therapy: a scoping review protocol' JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports 17, (5) 633-639 ,
O'Keeffe M, Kelly M, O'Herlihy E, O'Toole PW, Kearney PM, Timmons S, O'Shea E, Stanton C, Hickson M & Rolland Y (2018) 'Potentially modifiable determinants of malnutrition in older adults: A systematic review' Clinical Nutrition ,
Coffey MM, Tolley N, Howard D & Hickson M (2018) 'An Investigation of Reliability of the Sunderland Tracheosophageal Voice Perceptual Scale' Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica 71, (1) 16-23 ,
Pritchard L, Lewis S & Hickson M (2018) 'Comparative effectiveness of vitamin D supplementation via buccal spray versus oral supplements on serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentrations in humans: a systematic review protocol' JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports ,
Correa-Pérez A, Abraha I, Cherubini A, Collinson A, Dardevet D, de Groot LCPGM, de van der Schueren MAE, Hebestreit A, Hickson M & Jaramillo-Hidalgo J (2018) 'Efficacy of non-pharmacological interventions to treat malnutrition in older persons: A systematic review and meta-analysis. The SENATOR project ONTOP series and MaNuEL knowledge hub project' Ageing Research Reviews 49, 27-48 ,
Stevinson C & Hickson M (2018) 'Changes in physical activity, weight and wellbeing outcomes among attendees of a weekly mass participation event: a prospective 12-month study' Journal of Public Health ,
Coffey MM, Tolley N, Howard D & Hickson M (2018) 'Evaluating the effect of different voice prostheses on alaryngeal voice quality' The Laryngoscope 128, (11) 2460-2466 ,
Johnston BC, Lytvyn L, Lo CK-F, Allen SJ, Wang D, Szajewska H, Miller M, Ehrhardt S, Sampalis J & Duman DG (2018) 'Microbial Preparations (Probiotics) for the Prevention of Clostridium difficile Infection in Adults and Children: An Individual Patient Data Meta-analysis of 6,851 Participants' Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 39, (7) 771-781 ,
Beckerson J, Szydlo RM, Hickson M, Mactier CE, Innes AJ, Gabriel IH, Palanicawandar R, Kanfer EJ, Macdonald DH & Milojkovic D (2018) 'Impact of route and adequacy of nutritional intake on outcomes of allogeneic haematopoietic cell transplantation for haematologic malignancies' Clinical Nutrition ,
Coffey MM, Tolley N, Howard D & Hickson M (2018) 'Double Blind Study Investigating the Effect of Different Voice Prostheses on Ease of Swallowing and Residue Post Laryngectomy' Dysphagia 33, (5) 616-626 ,
Mole L, Kent B, Abbott R, Wood C & Hickson M (2018) 'The nutritional care of people living with dementia at home: A scoping review' Health &amp; Social Care in the Community 26, (4) e485-e496 ,
Coffey M, Tolley N, Howard D, Drinnan M & Hickson M (2018) 'An Investigation of the Post-laryngectomy Swallow Using Videofluoroscopy and Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES)' Dysphagia ,
Welch AA, Skinner J & Hickson M (2017) 'Dietary Magnesium May Be Protective for Aging of Bone and Skeletal Muscle in Middle and Younger Older Age Men and Women: Cross-Sectional Findings from the UK Biobank Cohort' Nutrients 9, (11) 0-0 ,
Hickson M, Child J & Collinson A (2017) 'Future Dietitian 2025: informing the development of a workforce strategy for dietetics' Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics ,
Harries P, Gokalp H, Davies M, Tomlinson C & Hickson M (2017) 'Enhanced referral prioritisation for acute adult dietetic services: A randomised control trial to test a web-based decision training tool' Clinical Nutrition 37, (5) 1456-1461 ,
Hickson M, Davies M, Gokalp H & Harries P (2017) 'Using judgement analysis to identify dietitians’ referral prioritisation for assessment in acute adult services' European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Finnamore H, Silva BM, Hickson BM, Whelan K & Shovlin CL (2017) '7-day weighed food diaries suggest patients with hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia may spontaneously modify their diet to avoid nosebleed precipitants' Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases 12, (60) ,
Cramer JT, Cruz-Jentoft AJ, Landi F, Hickson M, Zamboni M, Pereira SL, Hustead DS & Mustad VA (2016) 'Impacts of High-Protein Oral Nutritional Supplements Among Malnourished Men and Women with Sarcopenia: A Multicenter, Randomized, Double-Blinded, Controlled Trial' Journal of the American Medical Directors Association 17, (11) 1044-1055 ,
Hickson M, Moss C, Dhillo WS, Bottin J & Frost G (2016) 'Increased peptide YY blood concentrations, not decreased acyl-ghrelin, are associated with reduced hunger and food intake in healthy older women: Preliminary evidence' Appetite 105, 320-327 ,
Wilkinson R, Arensberg ME, Hickson M & Dwyer JT (2016) 'Frailty Prevention and Treatment: Why Registered Dietitian Nutritionists Need to Take Charge' Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics ,
Segaran E, Wandrag L, Stotz M, Terblanche M & Hickson M (2016) 'Does body mass index impact on muscle wasting and recovery following critical illness? A pilot feasibility observational study' Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics 30, (2) 227-235 ,
Chamali B, Finnamore H, Manning R, Laffan MA, Hickson M, Whelan K & Shovlin CL (2016) 'Dietary supplement use and nosebleeds in hereditary haemorrhagic telangiectasia - an observational study' Intractable & rare diseases research 5, (2) 109-113
Warren I, Hicks B, Kleberg A, Eliahoo J, Anand KJ & Hickson M (2016) 'The validity and reliability of the EValuation of INtervention Scale: preliminary report' Acta paediatrica (Oslo, Norway : 1992) 105, (6) 618-622
Cramer J, Cruz-Jentoft AJ, Hickson M, Landi F, Zamboni M, Pereira S, Hustead D & Mustad V (2015) 'P-219: High-protein oral nutritional supplements improve leg muscle quality in sarcopenic, malnourished adults' European Geriatric Medicine 6, S90-S90 ,
Cruz Jentoft A, Cramer J, Zamboni M, Landi F, Hickson M, Pereira S, Hustead D & Mustad V (2015) 'SUN-PP148: High Protein Nutritional Supplements Improve Leg Strength in Malnourished Adults with Sarcopenia' Clinical Nutrition 34, S78-S78 ,
Hickson M (2015) 'Nutritional interventions in sarcopenia: a critical review' Proceedings of the Nutrition Society 74, (4) 378-386 ,
Charani E, Gharbi M, Hickson M, Othman S, Alfituri A, Frost G & Holmes A (2015) 'Lack of weight recording in patients being administered narrow therapeutic index antibiotics: a prospective cross-sectional study' BMJ Open 5, (4) e006092-e006092 ,
Stevinson C, Wiltshire G & Hickson M (2014) 'Facilitating Participation in Health-Enhancing Physical Activity: A Qualitative Study of parkrun' International Journal of Behavioral Medicine 22, (2) 170-177 ,
Reynolds M, Hickson M, Jacklin A & Franklin BD (2014) 'A descriptive exploratory study of how admissions caused by medication-related harm are documented within inpatients’ medical records' BMC Health Services Research 14, (1) ,
Wandrag L, Brett SJ, Frost G & Hickson M (2014) 'Impact of supplementation with amino acids or their metabolites on muscle wasting in patients with critical illness or other muscle wasting illness: a systematic review' Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics 28, (4) 313-330 ,
Finnamore HE, Whelan K, Hickson M & Shovlin CL (2014) 'Top dietary iron sources in the UK' British Journal of General Practice 64, (621) 172.2-173 ,
Finnamore H, Le Couteur J, Hickson M, Busbridge M, Whelan K & Shovlin CL (2013) 'Hemorrhage-Adjusted Iron Requirements, Hematinics and Hepcidin Define Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia as a Model of Hemorrhagic Iron Deficiency' PLoS ONE 8, (10) e76516-e76516 ,
Stevinson C & Hickson M (2013) 'Exploring the public health potential of a mass community participation event' Journal of Public Health 36, (2) 268-274 ,
El-Sherbini N, Duncan N, Hickson M, Johansson L & Brown EA (2013) 'Nutrition Changes in Conservatively Treated Patients with Encapsulating Peritoneal Sclerosis' Peritoneal Dialysis International: Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis 33, (5) 538-543 ,
Johansson L, Hickson M & Brown EA (2013) 'Influence of Psychosocial Factors on the Energy and Protein Intake of Older People on Dialysis' Journal of Renal Nutrition 23, (5) 348-355 ,
Hickson M (2013) 'Examining the evidence for the use of probiotics in clinical practice' Nursing Standard 27, (29) 35-41 ,
Stevinson C & Hickson M (2012) 'Associations between vigorous intensity physical activity and sleep quality outcomes in regularly active adults' Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport 15, S177-S177 ,
Klassen K, Martineau AR, Wilkinson RJ, Cooke G, Courtney AP & Hickson M (2012) 'The Effect of Tenofovir on Vitamin D Metabolism in HIV-Infected Adults Is Dependent on Sex and Ethnicity' PLoS ONE 7, (9) e44845-e44845 ,
Moss C, Dhillo WS, Frost G & Hickson M (2011) 'Gastrointestinal hormones: the regulation of appetite and the anorexia of ageing' Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics 25, (1) 3-15 ,
Hickson M, Connolly A & Whelan K (2011) 'Impact of protected mealtimes on ward mealtime environment, patient experience and nutrient intake in hospitalised patients' Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics 24, (4) 370-374 ,
Connolly A, Whelan K & Hickson M (2011) 'Impact of protected mealtimes on mealtime environment and nutrient intake in hospital patients' Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics 24, (3) 279-280 ,
Hickson M (2011) 'Probiotics in the prevention of antibiotic-associated diarrhoea and <i>Clostridium difficile </i>infection' Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology 4, (3) 185-197 ,
Wandrag L, Gordon F, O’Flynn J, Siddiqui B & Hickson M (2011) 'Identifying the factors that influence energy deficit in the adult intensive care unit: a mixed linear model analysis' Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics 24, (3) 215-222 ,
Kennedy D, Jerosch-Herold C & Hickson M (2010) 'The Reliability of One vs. Three Trials of Pain-free Grip Strength in Subjects with Rheumatoid Arthritis' Journal of Hand Therapy 23, (4) 384-391 ,
Hickson M (2010) 'An investigation of the responses to nutritional intervention and food composition changes in the malnourished and re-fed elderly'
Brown EA, Johansson L, Farrington K, Gallagher H, Sensky T, Gordon F, Da Silva-Gane M, Beckett N & Hickson M (2010) 'Broadening Options for Long-term Dialysis in the Elderly (BOLDE): differences in quality of life on peritoneal dialysis compared to haemodialysis for older patients' Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation 25, (11) 3755-3763 ,
Tammam JD, Gardner L & Hickson M (2009) 'Validity, reliability and acceptability of the Imperial Nutritional Screening System (INSYST): a tool that does not require the body mass index' Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics 22, (6) 536-544 ,
Kennedy D, Jerosch-Herold C & Hickson M (2009) 'The Reliability of One versus Three Trials of Pain-free Grip Strength in Subjects with Rheumatoid Arthritis' The Journal of Hand Surgery 34, (7) 3-4 ,
Philippou E, Bovill-Taylor C, Rajkumar C, Vampa ML, Ntatsaki E, Brynes AE, Hickson M & Frost GS (2009) 'Preliminary report: the effect of a 6-month dietary glycemic index manipulation in addition to healthy eating advice and weight loss on arterial compliance and 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure in men: a pilot study' Metabolism 58, (12) 1703-1708 ,
Hickson M, Macqueen C & Frost G (2009) 'Evaluation of attendance and weight loss in an intensive weight management clinic compared to standard dietetic care' Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics 22, (1) 72-76 ,
Tammam JD, Wright L & Hickson M (2009) 'Acceptability of the Imperial Nutritional Screening System: results of a pilot study' Proceedings of the Nutrition Society 68, (OCE1) ,
Wright L, Cotter D & Hickson M (2009) 'Dysphagia and nutrition: An extended scope of practice' Proceedings of the Nutrition Society 68, (OCE1) ,
Odedra R, Dassanayake T, Jeanes YM, Kelly M & Hickson M (2009) 'Energy and nutrient intake in patients undergoing haemodialysis on a dialysis and non-dialysis day: a pilot study' Proceedings of the Nutrition Society 68, (OCE1) ,
Tammam JD, Wright L & Hickson M (2009) 'Inter-rater reliability of the Imperial Nutritional Screening System: results of a pilot study' Proceedings of the Nutrition Society 68, (OCE1) ,
Wright L & Hickson M (2009) 'The use of the Imperial Nutritional Screening System in practice: six consecutive audits' Proceedings of the Nutrition Society 68, (OCE1) ,
Tammam JD, Wright L & Hickson M (2009) 'Validation of a nutritional screening system that does not require BMI: Results of a pilot study' Proceedings of the Nutrition Society 68, (OCE1) ,
Philippou E, Neary NM, Chaudhri O, Brynes AE, Dornhorst A, Leeds AR, Hickson M & Frost GS (2008) 'The Effect of Dietary Glycemic Index on Weight Maintenance in Overweight Subjects: A Pilot Study' Obesity 17, (2) 396-401 ,
Wright L, Cotter D & Hickson M (2008) 'The effectiveness of targeted feeding assistance to improve the nutritional intake of elderly dysphagic patients in hospital' Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics 21, (6) 555-562 ,
Wandrag L, Siddiqui B, Gordon F, O’Flynn J & Hickson M (2008) 'Identifying the factors which influence energy deficit in the adult intensive care unit' Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics 21, (4) 403-404 ,
Hickson M (2007) 'Erratum: Use of probiotic Lactobacillus preparation to prevent diarrhoea associated with antibiotics: Randomised double blind placebo controlled trial (British Medical Journal (2007) 335, (80-83))' British Medical Journal 335, (7623)
Hickson M, Fearnley L, Thomas J & Evans S (2007) 'Does a new steam meal catering system meet patient requirements in hospital?' Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics 20, (5) 476-485 ,
Hickson M (2007) 'Letters to the Editor' Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics 20, (4) 355-356 ,
Hickson M, D'Souza AL, Muthu N, Rogers TR, Want S, Rajkumar C & Bulpitt CJ (2007) 'Use of probiotic <i>Lactobacillus</i> preparation to prevent diarrhoea associated with antibiotics: randomised double blind placebo controlled trial' BMJ 335, (7610) 80-80 ,
Milton JE, Briche B, Brown IJ, Hickson M, Robertson CE & Frost GS (2007) 'Relationship of glycaemic index with cardiovascular risk factors: analysis of the National Diet and Nutrition Survey for people aged 65 and older' Public Health Nutrition 10, (11) 1321-1335 ,
Aloysius A & Hickson M (2007) 'Evaluation of paladai cup feeding in breast-fed preterm infants compared with bottle feeding' Early Human Development 83, (9) 619-621 ,
Hickson M (2007) 'Use of probiotic <i>Lactobacillus</i> preparation to prevent diarrhoea associated with antibiotics:: randomised double blind placebo controlled trial (vol 335, pg 80, 2007)' BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL 335, (7623) 754-754
Nematy M, Hickson M, Brynes AE, Ruxton CHS & Frost GS (2006) 'Vulnerable patients with a fractured neck of femur: nutritional status and support in hospital' Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics 19, (3) 209-218 ,
Wright L, Hickson M & Frost G (2006) 'Eating together is important: using a dining room in an acute elderly medical ward increases energy intake' Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics 19, (1) 23-26 ,
Hickson M (2006) 'Malnutrition and ageing' Postgraduate Medical Journal 82, (963) 2-8 ,
OFLYNN J, PEAKE H, HICKSON M, FOSTER D & FROST G (2005) 'The prevalence of malnutrition in hospitals can be reduced: Results from three consecutive cross-sectional studies' Clinical Nutrition 24, (6) 1078-1088 ,
Wright L, Cotter D, Hickson M & Frost G (2005) 'Comparison of energy and protein intakes of older people consuming a texture modified diet with a normal hospital diet' Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics 18, (3) 213-219 ,
Edington J, Barnes R, Bryan F, Dupree E, Frost G, Hickson M, Lancaster J, Mongia S, Smith J & Torrance A (2004) 'A prospective randomised controlled trial of nutritional supplementation in malnourished elderly in the community: clinical and health economic outcomes' Clinical Nutrition 23, (2) 195-204 ,
Hickson M & Frost G (2004) 'An investigation into the relationships between quality of life, nutritional status and physical function' Clinical Nutrition 23, (2) 213-221 ,
Hickson M, Bulpitt C, Nunes M, Peters R, Cooke J, Nicholl C & Frost G (2004) 'Does additional feeding support provided by health care assistants improve nutritional status and outcome in acutely ill older in-patients?—a randomised control trial' Clinical Nutrition 23, (1) 69-77 ,
Hickson M & Frost G (2003) 'A comparison of three methods for estimating height in the acutely ill elderly population' Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics 16, (1) 13-20 ,
Hickson M, Nicholl C, Bulpitt C, Fry M, Frost G & Davies L (1999) 'The Design of the Feeding Support Trial – does intensive feeding support improved nutritional status and outcome in acutely ill older in‐patients?' Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics 12, (1) 53-59 ,
Hickson M & Hill M (1998) 'How well nourished are your patients?' Journal of Community Nursing 12, (1)
Hickson M & Hill M (1997) 'Implementing a nutritional assessment tool in the community: a report describing the process, audit and problems encountered' Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics 10, (6) 373-377 ,
Books
Hickson M; Smith S; Whelan K (2018) Advanced Nutrition and Dietetics in Nutrition Support. Wiley ,
Lomer M (2014) Chapter: Probiotics and the gastrointestinal microbiota. In Advanced Nutrition and Dietetics in Gastroenterology. 1st Oxford John Wiley & Sons Advance Nutrition and Dietetics ,
Hickson M (2013) Research Handbook for Health Care Professionals. Chichester, UK John Wiley & Sons
Payne A; Barker MH (2010) Introduction: Quality improvement and research in advancing dietetics and clinical nutrition. In Advancing Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition. Edinburgh Churchill Livingstone Elsevier
Frost G; Dornhorst A; Moses R (2003) Chapter: Nutritional Management of the Elderly Person with Diabetes. In Nutritional Management of Diabetes Mellitus. Chichester, UK John Wiley & Sons
Chapters
Hickson M & Julian A (2018) 'Consequences of undernutrition' Wiley 33-41 ,
Hickson M & Smith S (2018) 'Definitions and prevalence of undernutrition' Wiley 1-5 ,
Collinson AO & Murphy P (2018) 'Minerals in nutrition support' Advanced Nutrition and Dietetics in Nutrition Support Wiley 155-166 ,
Hickson M & Wright L (2003) 'Nutritional Management of the Elderly Person with Diabetes' Wiley 147-168 ,
Conference Papers
Carroll JH, Hickson M, Cross JH, Williams E, Aldridge V & Collinson A (2023) 'A mixed methods study to develop a core outcome set for refractory childhood epilepsy treated with ketogenic diet therapy (CORE-KDT)' 148-149
Briggs R, Stockdale C, Hickson M, Dixon J, Leeman L, Whyte A & Bethune C (2017) 'Investigating possible food allergy in armed forces personnel' 1686-1686
Shovlin CL, Whelan K, Hickson M & Finnamore H (2015) 'Predominant dietary iron sources in patients with hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia' 567-567
Woodbridge HR, Nel M, Hickson M, Grant RL, Stotz M & Morgan G (2014) 'IS IT SAFE TO MOBILISE PATIENTS ON AN ADULT INTENSIVE CARE UNIT WHO REQUIRE CONTINUOUS INOTROPE AND/OR VASOPRESSOR INFUSIONS?' S139-S139
Hookway CA, Rinne P, Hickson M, Beith ID & Bentley P (2013) 'Anatomical predictors of dysphagia in stroke: a voxel-lesion mapping study' 40-40
Klassen K, Martineau AR, Wilkinson RJ & Hickson M (2012) 'TENOFOVIR AND CALCIUM METABOLISM IN HIV-INFECTED ADULTS' S751-S752
Segaran E, Stotz M, Wandrag L & Hickson M (2012) 'DOES BODY MASS INDEX INFLUENCE MUSCLE WASTING FOLLOWING CRITICAL ILLNESS?' S130-S131
Moss C, Dhillo W, Bottin J, Ghatei M, Frost G & Hickson M (2011) 'Anorexia of Ageing is Associated with Increased Post-Prandial Secretion of the Anorectic Gastrointestinal Hormone Peptide YY' Cambridge University Press (CUP) ,
Bazin KA, Moosavi S, Murphy K, Perkins A, Hickson M & Howard LS (2010) 'P132 Carbon dioxide sensitivity in patients with hyperventilation syndrome' BMJ A134-A134 ,
Johansson L, Beckett N, Clemenger M, Da Silva-Gane M, Farrington K, Gallagher H, Hickson M, Sensky T & Brown EA (2010) 'Quality of Life in Matched Older Peritoneal and Haemodialysis Patients: Results from the BOLDE Study' 53-53
Connolly A, Whelan K & Hickson M (2010) 'Impact of protected mealtimes on mealtime environment and nutrient intake in hospital patients' Cambridge University Press (CUP) ,
Cotter D, Wright L & Hickson M (2007) 'Oral fluid intake of dysphagic patients in hospital, Cotter, Deirdre, Wright L. Hickson, M, Charing Cross Hospital, London, United Kingdom' 361-361
Philippou E, Neary NM, Chaudhri OB, Brynes AE, Dornhorst A, Leeds AR, Hickson M & Frost GS (2007) 'Modest improvements in weight maintenance on a low-glycaemic index (G1) diet following weight loss in overweight and obese subjects' 75A-75A
Nematy M, Hickson M, Brynes AE, Charles PJ & Frost GS (2006) 'Appetite controlling gut hormone release during acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease' II87-II87
Presentations and posters
Waddell L, Freeman-Hughes A, Hickson M & Collinson A Waddell L, Freeman-Hughes A, Hickson M & Collinson A 'Impact of community dietetic leadership in paediatric food allergy on the burden of care for both primary care and families: A service evaluation comparison' ,
Pritchard L, Hickson M & Lewis S Pritchard L, Hickson M & Lewis S 'Comparative effectiveness of vitamin D supplementation via buccal spray versus oral supplements on 25(OH)D concentrations: a systematic review' ,
Finnamore HE, Hickson M, Whelan K & Shovlin CL Finnamore HE, Hickson M, Whelan K & Shovlin CL 'Dietary assessments suggest many patients with hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia do not ingest recommended dietary allowance (RDA) for iron, and may spontaneously modify their diet to avoid nosebleed precipitants' ,
Hickson M, Tronco-Hernandez YA, Murphy J, Weekes CE, Julian A & Frost G Hickson M, Tronco-Hernandez YA, Murphy J, Weekes CE, Julian A & Frost G 'Nutritional support for patients recovering from Covid-19: A consensus process with health and social care sector and patient representatives' ,
Stevinson C & Hickson M Stevinson C & Hickson M 'Parkrun, activity and health: The public health potential of parkrun'
Beckerson J, Pavlu J, Apperley J & Hickson M Beckerson J, Pavlu J, Apperley J & Hickson M 'PT04.4: Prevalence of Sarcopenia Prior to Stem Cell Transplant' ,
Beckerson J, Szydlo R, Apperley J, Pavlu J & Hickson M Beckerson J, Szydlo R, Apperley J, Pavlu J & Hickson M 'PT08.5: Route &amp; Adequacy of Nutriton is Associated with Mortality in Stem Cell Transplant' ,
Julian AR, Frost GS, Weekes CE & Hickson M Julian AR, Frost GS, Weekes CE & Hickson M 'SUN-P155: The Impact of Nutritional Risk Status on Quality of Life and Function in Older Adults at the Hospital-community Interface' ,
Beckerson J, Szydlo RM, Hickson M, Mactier CE, Innes A, Gabriel IH, Palanicawandar R, Kanfer EJ, Macdonald D & Milojkovic D Beckerson J, Szydlo RM, Hickson M, Mactier CE, Innes A, Gabriel IH, Palanicawandar R, Kanfer EJ, Macdonald D & Milojkovic D 'Impact of Nutrition on Non-Relapse Mortality and Acute Graft Versus Host Disease during Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation for Hematologic Malignancies' ,
Weekes CE, Hickson M, Julian A & Emery PW Weekes CE, Hickson M, Julian A & Emery PW 'SUN-PO038: Impact of Malnutrition on Quality of Life and Clinical Outcomes in Older People in the Community' ,
Ashworth A, Easton C, Liddle L, Hickson M, Moore M & Bescos R Ashworth A, Easton C, Liddle L, Hickson M, Moore M & Bescos R 'The effects of antibacterial mouthwash on the oral microbiome: potential consequences for intensive care patients' ,
Beckerson J, Song A, Hickson M & Johansson L Beckerson J, Song A, Hickson M & Johansson L 'Inadequate protein intakes correlate with change to mid upper arm circumference but not BMI after hematopoietic stem cell transplant' ,
Tronco Hernandez YA, Julian A, Weekes E, Murphy J, Frost G & Hickson M Tronco Hernandez YA, Julian A, Weekes E, Murphy J, Frost G & Hickson M 'Nutritional Approaches For Healthcare Professionals Caring For Patients With Ongoing Symptoms Following Covid-19 Infection' ,
Tronco Hernandez YA, Weekes E, Murphy J, Julian A, Frost G & Hickson M Tronco Hernandez YA, Weekes E, Murphy J, Julian A, Frost G & Hickson M 'Updating And Measuring The Impact Of An Online Knowledge Hub Designed For Use By Patients With Long Covid &amp; Healthcare Professionals' ,
Jeanes Y, Seamark L, Radcliffe O, Gotto J, Elborough-Whitehouse I, Watson B, Trudgeon J, Whiteman N, Stockton E & Apekey T Jeanes Y, Seamark L, Radcliffe O, Gotto J, Elborough-Whitehouse I, Watson B, Trudgeon J, Whiteman N, Stockton E & Apekey T 'O8 Dietitian-led webinars for IBS and coeliac disease: a positive impact on patient symptoms, knowledge and behaviour' ,
Pinto A, Daly A, Rocha JC, Ashmore C, Evans S, Jackson R, Hickson M & MacDonald A Pinto A, Daly A, Rocha JC, Ashmore C, Evans S, Jackson R, Hickson M & MacDonald A 'P.27 Impact of fruit and vegetable protein vs. milk protein on metabolic control of children with phenylketonuria: a randomized crossover controlled trial and 6 months follow-up' ,
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Awards

2022: Elizabeth Washington Award for best educational work relating to nutrition (). British Dietetic Association.

2021: Roll of Honour: Our Covid-19 Community Heroes. British Dietetic Association

2018    Rose Simmons Award for best publication by a dietitian, British Dietetic Association

2016:    Roll of Honour for contributions Research, British Dietetic Association

2015:    Roll of Honour for contributions BDA Research symposium, British Dietetic Association

2012:    Elizabeth Washington Award for best educational work relating to nutrition, British Dietetic Association

2010:    Best Presentation Award, British Association for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Annual Conference

2009:    Roll of Honour for contributions to the BDA Research Committee, British Dietetic Association

2008:    Rose Simmonds Award for best publication by a dietitian, British Dietetic Association

2008:    Award for Teaching Excellence, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London

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