Dr Louise Mole

Dr Louise Mole

Lecturer in Dietetic Practice

School of Health Professions (Faculty of Health)



Lecturer on BSc (hons) Dietetics and Masters of Dietetics (MDiet)
I support the coordination of our undergraduate clinical placements and deliver clinical supervisory skills training to practice educators across the South West.
I provide supervisory support to undergraduate and post-graduate students undertaking research dissertation projects.


PhD Applied Health Studies awarded November 2022. Title of thesis:
'Helping people with dementia to eat well at home: An investigation to understand and enhance nutritional care'
Associate fellow of the Higher Education Academy – 20 Masters credits (achieved in 2018 at University of Plymouth)
BSc Dietetics 1st Class (hons) (achieved in 2015 at University of Plymouth)
BSc Electronic and Electrical Systems 1st Class (hons) (achieved in 2005 at University of Plymouth)

Professional membership

Member of the British Dietetic Association (BDA)
Registered with The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)


Teaching interests

My teaching activities are to support the undergraduate and Mdiet dietetic degree programmes as a module lead for the reseatch design module, project supervision, as well as delivering lectures in the field of nutrition, dietetics and ageing.
I also support the Masters programmes within the School through supervision of project work.


Research interests

My research interests are the nutritional care of older adults and dementia, Practice placement innovation and Dietetics and social care.


Key publications

Key publications are highlighted

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) , DOI Open access
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 , DOI Open access
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 & Social Care in the Community 26, (4) e485-e496 Publisher Site , DOI Open access


Reports & invited lectures

2018 The nutritional care of people living at home with dementia. Dietetics education day, Torbay Hospital
2016 Protein Requirements. BAPEN South West Regional Meeting, Newton Abbot