Dr Hilary Thomson

  • Senior Investigator Scientist (MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit)
  • Honorary Research Fellow (School of Medicine)

telephone: 01413537518
email: Hilary.Thomson@glasgow.ac.uk

Research interests

Hilary joined the unit in 1999 to work on the newly established evaluation programme. Hilary has a Bachelor of Nursing and a Masters of Public Health from the University of Glasgow. Her PhD comprised a collection of her peer reviewed publications within the field of developing evidence for healthy public policy. Hilary's general research interests are around gathering and translating research evidence to inform healthy public policy. Her work has focussed on assessing the health and socio-economic impacts of housing improvement and area based regeneration investment, as well as transport, employment, and welfare interventions

Hilary's work spans a wide range of methodologies including the use of qualitative and quantitative methods to evaluate community interventions. Most recently she has developed methods to manage and promote transparency of narrative synthesis of complex interventions. Hilary is an editor with the Cochrane Public Health Review Group.

Grants

Grants and Awards listed are those received whilst working with the University of Glasgow.

  • Supporting Older people into Employment (SOPIE): identitying factors influencing return to work in the over 50s
    Medical Research Council
    2014 - 2017
     
  • The M74 study: longitudinal follow-up for the health effects of a new urban motorway.
    National Institute for Health Research
    2013 - 2015
     

Publications

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2014

Donaldson, C. et al. (2014) Global issues, local solutions: rethinking wealth and health through the lens of social enteprise. Technical Report. Glasgow Caledonian University, Yunus Centre for Social Business & Health, Glasgow.

Lorenc, T., Petticrew, M., Whitehead, M., Neary, D., Clayton, S., Wright, K., Thomson, H., Cummins, S., Sowden, A., and Renton, A. (2014) Crime, fear of crime and mental health: synthesis of theory and systematic reviews of interventions and qualitative evidence. Public Health Research, 2 (2). ISSN 2050-4381 (doi:10.3310/phr02020)

2013

Thomson, H. (2013) Improving utility of evidence synthesis for healthy public policy: the three Rs (relevance, rigor, and readability (and resources)). American Journal of Public Health, 103 (8). 217-e23. ISSN 0090-0036 (doi:10.2105/AJPH.2013.301400)

Lorenc, T., Petticrew, M., Whitehead, M., Neary, D., Clayton, S., Wright, K., Thomson, H., Cummins, S., Sowden, A., and Renton, A. (2013) Fear of crime and the environment: systematic review of UK qualitative evidence. BMC Public Health, 13 (1). p. 496. ISSN 1471-2458 (doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-496)

Thomson, H. J., and Thomas, S. (2013) The effect direction plot: visual display of non-standardised effects across multiple outcome domains. Research Synthesis Methods, 4 (1). pp. 95-101. ISSN 1759-2879 (doi:10.1002/jrsm.1060)

Fenwick, E., MacDonald, C., and Thomson, H. (2013) Economic analysis of the health impacts of housing improvement studies: a systematic review. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 67 . pp. 835-845. ISSN 0143-005X (doi:10.1136/jech-2012-202124)

Lorenc, T., Petticrew, M., Whitehead, M., Neary, D., Clayton, S., Wright, K., Thomson, H., Cummins, S., Sowden, A., and Renton, A. (2013) Environmental interventions to reduce fear of crime: systematic review of effectiveness. Systematic Reviews, 2 (30). ISSN 2046-4053 (doi:10.1186/2046-4053-2-30)

Thomson, H., Macdonald, C., Higgins, M., and Palmer, S. (2013) Health Impact Assessment of Housing Improvements: a guide. Technical Report. Scottish Health and Inequalities Impact Assessment Network (SHIIAN) MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit NHS Scotland.

Thomson, H., Thomas, S., Sellström, E., and Petticrew, M. (2013) Housing Improvements for Health and Associated Socio-Economic Outcomes: A Systematic Review. Technical Report. The Campbell Collaboration.

Thomson, H., Thomas, S., Sellstrom, E., and Petticrew, M. (2013) Housing improvements for health and associated socio-economic outcomes. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2013 (2). CD008657. ISSN 1469-493X (doi:10.1002/14651858.CD008657.pub2) (Early Online Publication)

2012

Lorenc, T., Clayton, S., Neary, D., Whitehead, M., Petticrew, M., Thomson, H., Cummins, S., Sowden, A., and Renton, A. (2012) Crime, fear of crime, environment, and mental health and wellbeing: mapping review of theories and causal pathways. Health and Place, 18 (4). pp. 757-765. ISSN 1353-8292 (doi:10.1016/j.healthplace.2012.04.001)

Buston, K., Parkes, A., Thomson, H., Wight, D., and Fenton, C. (2012) Parenting interventions for male young offenders: a review of the evidence on what works. Journal of Adolescence, 35 (3). pp. 731-742. ISSN 0140-1971 (doi:10.1016/j.adolescence.2011.10.007)

Burford, B.J., Rehfuess, E., Schunemann, H.J., Akl, E.A., Waters, E., Armstrong, R., Thomson, H., Doyle, J., and Pettman, T. (2012) Assessing evidence in public health: the added value of GRADE. Journal of Public Health, 34 (4). pp. 631-635. ISSN 1741-3842 (doi:10.1093/pubmed/fds092)

Gibson, M., Thomson, H., Banas, K., Bambra, C., Fenton, C., and Bond, L. (2012) Welfare to work interventions and their effects on health and well-being of lone parents and their children (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (5). ISSN 1469-493X (doi:10.1002/14651858.CD009820)

Thomson, H. J., and Thomas, S. (2012) External validity in healthy public policy: application of the RE-AIM tool to the field of housing improvement. BMC Public Health, 12 (1). p. 633. ISSN 1471-2458 (doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-633)

2011

Gibson, M., Thomson, H., Kearns, A., and Petticrew, M. (2011) Understanding the psychosocial impacts of housing type: qualitative evidence from a study of housing relocation. Housing Studies, 26 (4). pp. 555-573. ISSN 0267-3037 (doi:10.1080/02673037.2011.559724)

Gibson, M., Banas, K., Thomson, H., Bambra, C., Bond, L., McKee, M., Lutje, V., and Fenton, C. (2011) Welfare to Work Interventions and their Effects on the Health and Well-Being of Lone Parents and their Children. Other. Scottish Government Health Directorates Chief Scientist Office.

Thomson, H. (2011) Housing improvements and their health effects. In: Braubach, M., Jacobs, D.E. and Ormandy, D. (eds.) Environmental Burden of Disease Associated with Inadequate Housing. WHO Regional Office for Europe, pp. 179-195.

2010

Bond, L., Craig, P., Egan, M., Skivington, K., and Thomson, H. (2010) Health improvement programmes: really too complex to evaluate? British Medical Journal, 340 (mar10 ). c1332-c1332. ISSN 0959-535X (doi:10.1136/bmj.c1332)

Bond, L., Craig, P., Egan, M., Skivington, K., and Thomson, H. (2010) MRC guidelines and the evaluation of health improvement programmes: are health improvement programmes really too complex to assess their effectiveness? [rapid response]. British Medical Journal, 340ID (614). c185. ISSN 0959-535X

Egan, M. et al. (2010) Protocol for a mixed methods study investigating the impact of investment in housing, regeneration and neighbourhood renewal on the health and wellbeing of residents: the GoWell programme. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 10 (1). p. 41. ISSN 1471-2288 (doi:10.1186/1471-2288-10-41)

McCartney, G., Thomas, S., Thomson, H., Scott, J., Hamilton, V., Hanlon, P., Morrison, D.S., and Bond, L. (2010) The health and socioeconomic impacts of major multi-sport events: systematic review (1978-2008). British Medical Journal, 340 . c2369. ISSN 0959-535X (doi:10.1136/bmj.c2369)

Skivington, K., McCartney, G., Thomson, H., and Bond, L. (2010) Challenges in evaluating welfare to work policy interventions: would an RCT design have been the answer to all our problems? BMC Public Health, 10 (1). p. 254. ISSN 1471-2458 (doi:10.1186/1471-2458-10-254)

2009

Thomson, H., Thomas, S., Sellstrom, E., and Petticrew, M. (2009) The health impacts of housing improvement: a systematic review of intervention studies from 1887 to 2007. American Journal of Public Health, 99 (S3). S681-S692. ISSN 0090-0036 (doi:10.2105/AJPH.2008.143909)

2008

Cummins, S., Findlay, A., Higgins, C., Petticrew, M., Sparks, L., and Thomson, H. (2008) Reducing inequalities in health and diet: findings from a study on the impact of a food retail development. Environment and Planning A, 40 (2). pp. 402-422. ISSN 0308-518X (doi:10.1068/a38371)

Gibson, M., Thomson, H., Petticrew, M., and Kearns, A. (2008) Health and Housing in the SHARP Study: Qualitative Research Findings. Technical Report. Scottish Government Social Research, Edinburgh, UK.

Petticrew, M., Egan, M., Thomson, H., Hamilton, V., Kunkler, R., and Roberts, H. (2008) Publication bias in qualitative research: what becomes of qualitative research presented at conferences? Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 62 (6). pp. 552-554. ISSN 0143-005X (doi:10.1136/jech.2006.059394)

Thomson, H. (2008) HIA forecast: cloudy with sunny spells later? European Journal of Public Health, 18 (5). pp. 436-438. ISSN 1101-1262 (doi:10.1093/eurpub/ckn086)

Thomson, H. (2008) A dose of realism for healthy urban policy: lessons from area-based initiatives in the UK. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 62 (10). pp. 932-936. ISSN 0143-005X (doi:10.1136/jech.2007.068775)

Thomson, H., Jepson, R., Hurley, F., and Douglas, M. (2008) Assessing the unintended health impacts of road transport policies and interventions: translating research evidence for use in policy and practice. BMC Public Health, 8 (339). ISSN 1471-2458 (doi:10.1186/1471-2458-8-339)

2007

Thomson, H., and Petticrew, M. (2007) Housing and health. BMJ Open, 334 . pp. 434-435. ISSN 2044-6055 (doi:10.1136/bmj.39133.558380.BE)

Thomson, H., Petticrew, M., and Morrison, D. (2007) Better homes, better neighbourhoods. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 61 (3). p. 214. ISSN 0143-005X (doi:10.1136/jech.2006.049254)

Egan, M., Bambra, C., Thomas, S., Petticrew, M., Whitehead, M., and Thomson, H. (2007) The psychosocial and health effects of workplace reorganisation. 1. A systematic review of organisational-level interventions that aim to increase employee control. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 61 (11). pp. 945-954. ISSN 0143-005X (doi:10.1136/jech.2006.054965)

Thomson, H., Morrison, D.S., and Petticrew, M. (2007) The health impacts of housing-led regeneration: a prospective controlled study. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 61 . pp. 211-214. ISSN 0143-005X (doi:10.1136/jech.2006.049239)

2006

Atkinson, R., Thomson, H., Kearns, A., and Petticrew, M. (2006) Giving urban policy its 'medical': assessing the place of health in area-based regeneration. Policy and Politics, 34 (1). pp. 5-26. ISSN 0305-5736 (doi:10.1332/030557306775212179)

Thomson, H., Atkinson, R., Petticrew, M., and Kearns, A. (2006) Do urban regeneration programmes improve public health and reduce health inequalities? A synthesis of the evidence from UK policy and practice (1980–2004). Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 60 (2). pp. 108-115. ISSN 0143-005X (doi:10.1136/jech.2005.038885)

2004

McConnachie, A., Wilson, P., Thomson, H., Muirhead, P.E.A., and Munley, A. (2004) Modelling consultation rates in infancy: influence of maternal and infant characteristics, feeding type and consultation history. British Journal of General Practice, 54 (505). pp. 598-603. ISSN 0960-1643

Thomson, H., Hoskins, R., Petticrew, M., Ogilvie, D., Craig, N., Quinn, T., and Lindsay, G. (2004) Evaluating the health effects of social interventions. British Medical Journal, 328 (7434). pp. 282-285. ISSN 0959-535X (doi:10.1136/bmj.328.7434.282)

Morrison, D.S., Thomson, H., and Petticrew, M. (2004) An evaluation of the health effects of a neighbourhood traffic calming scheme. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 58 (10). pp. 837-840. ISSN 0143-005X

Petticrew, M., Macintyre, S., and Thomson, H. (2004) Evidence and health impact assessment. In: Kemm, J.R., Parry, J. and Palmer, S.R. (eds.) Health Impact Assessment: Concepts, Theory, Techniques, and Applications. Series: Oxford medical publications . Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, pp. 71-80. ISBN 9780198526292

Thomson, H., Hoskins, R., Petticrew, M., Ogilvie, D., Craig, N., Quinn, T., and Lindsay, G. (2004) Evaluating the health effects of social interventions: is no evidence better than any evidence when controlled studies are unethical? British Medical Journal, 328 (7434). pp. 282-285. ISSN 0959-535X (doi:10.1136/bmj.328.7434.282)

2003

Morrison, D., Petticrew, M., and Thomson, H. (2003) What are the most effective ways of improving population health through transport interventions? Evidence from systematic reviews. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 57 (5). pp. 327-333. ISSN 0143-005X

Morrison, D., Thomson, H., and Petticrew, M. (2003) Effects of disseminating research findings on response rates in a community survey. A randomised controlled trial. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 57 (7). pp. 536-537. ISSN 0143-005X

Morrison, D., Thomson, H., and Petticrew, M. (2003) Effects of disseminating research findings on response rates in a community survey: a randomised controlled trial. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 57 (7). pp. 536-537. ISSN 0143-005X

Thomson, H., Kearns, A., and Petticrew, M. (2003) Assessing the health impact of local amenities: a qualitative study of contrasting experiences of local swimming pool and leisure provision in two areas of Glasgow. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 57 (9). pp. 663-667. ISSN 0143-005X

Thomson, H., O'Donnell, K., Heaney, D., Moffat, K., Ross, S., Scott, A., and Drummond, N. (2003) Unity or diversity? Recent developments in the organisation of out-of-hours general medical services in Scotland. Primary Care Research and Development, 4 (3). pp. 193-205. ISSN 1477-1128 (doi:10.1191/1463423603pc150oa)

Thomson, H., Petticrew, M., and Douglas, M. (2003) Health Impact Assessment of housing improvements: incorporating research evidence. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 57 (1). pp. 11-16. ISSN 0143-005X

2002

Thomson, H., Ross, S., Wilson, P., McConnachie, A., and Watson, R. (2002) Mothers' use of and attitudes to Baby Check. British Journal of General Practice, 52 (477). pp. 314-16. ISSN 0960-1643

2001

Morrison, D., Petticrew, M., and Thomson, H. (2001) Health Impact Assessment and beyond. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 55 (4). pp. 219-220. ISSN 0143-005X

Thomson, H., Petticrew, M., and Morrison, D. (2001) Health effects of housing improvement: systematic review of intervention studies. British Medical Journal, 323 . pp. 187-190. ISSN 0959-535X (doi:10.1136/bmj.323.7306.187)

Thomson, H., Petticrew, M., and Morrison, D. (2001) Housing interventions and health: a systematic review of intervention studies. British Medical Journal, 323 (7306). pp. 187-190. ISSN 0959-535X

1999

Thomson, H., Ross , S., Wilson, P., McConnachie, A., and Watson , R. (1999) Randomised controlled trial of effect of Baby Check on use of health services in first 6 months of life. British Medical Journal, 318 (7200). pp. 1740-1744. ISSN 0959-535X

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Number of items: 52.

Articles

Lorenc, T., Petticrew, M., Whitehead, M., Neary, D., Clayton, S., Wright, K., Thomson, H., Cummins, S., Sowden, A., and Renton, A. (2014) Crime, fear of crime and mental health: synthesis of theory and systematic reviews of interventions and qualitative evidence. Public Health Research, 2 (2). ISSN 2050-4381 (doi:10.3310/phr02020)

Thomson, H. (2013) Improving utility of evidence synthesis for healthy public policy: the three Rs (relevance, rigor, and readability (and resources)). American Journal of Public Health, 103 (8). 217-e23. ISSN 0090-0036 (doi:10.2105/AJPH.2013.301400)

Lorenc, T., Petticrew, M., Whitehead, M., Neary, D., Clayton, S., Wright, K., Thomson, H., Cummins, S., Sowden, A., and Renton, A. (2013) Fear of crime and the environment: systematic review of UK qualitative evidence. BMC Public Health, 13 (1). p. 496. ISSN 1471-2458 (doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-496)

Thomson, H. J., and Thomas, S. (2013) The effect direction plot: visual display of non-standardised effects across multiple outcome domains. Research Synthesis Methods, 4 (1). pp. 95-101. ISSN 1759-2879 (doi:10.1002/jrsm.1060)

Fenwick, E., MacDonald, C., and Thomson, H. (2013) Economic analysis of the health impacts of housing improvement studies: a systematic review. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 67 . pp. 835-845. ISSN 0143-005X (doi:10.1136/jech-2012-202124)

Lorenc, T., Petticrew, M., Whitehead, M., Neary, D., Clayton, S., Wright, K., Thomson, H., Cummins, S., Sowden, A., and Renton, A. (2013) Environmental interventions to reduce fear of crime: systematic review of effectiveness. Systematic Reviews, 2 (30). ISSN 2046-4053 (doi:10.1186/2046-4053-2-30)

Thomson, H., Thomas, S., Sellstrom, E., and Petticrew, M. (2013) Housing improvements for health and associated socio-economic outcomes. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2013 (2). CD008657. ISSN 1469-493X (doi:10.1002/14651858.CD008657.pub2) (Early Online Publication)

Lorenc, T., Clayton, S., Neary, D., Whitehead, M., Petticrew, M., Thomson, H., Cummins, S., Sowden, A., and Renton, A. (2012) Crime, fear of crime, environment, and mental health and wellbeing: mapping review of theories and causal pathways. Health and Place, 18 (4). pp. 757-765. ISSN 1353-8292 (doi:10.1016/j.healthplace.2012.04.001)

Buston, K., Parkes, A., Thomson, H., Wight, D., and Fenton, C. (2012) Parenting interventions for male young offenders: a review of the evidence on what works. Journal of Adolescence, 35 (3). pp. 731-742. ISSN 0140-1971 (doi:10.1016/j.adolescence.2011.10.007)

Burford, B.J., Rehfuess, E., Schunemann, H.J., Akl, E.A., Waters, E., Armstrong, R., Thomson, H., Doyle, J., and Pettman, T. (2012) Assessing evidence in public health: the added value of GRADE. Journal of Public Health, 34 (4). pp. 631-635. ISSN 1741-3842 (doi:10.1093/pubmed/fds092)

Gibson, M., Thomson, H., Banas, K., Bambra, C., Fenton, C., and Bond, L. (2012) Welfare to work interventions and their effects on health and well-being of lone parents and their children (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (5). ISSN 1469-493X (doi:10.1002/14651858.CD009820)

Thomson, H. J., and Thomas, S. (2012) External validity in healthy public policy: application of the RE-AIM tool to the field of housing improvement. BMC Public Health, 12 (1). p. 633. ISSN 1471-2458 (doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-633)

Gibson, M., Thomson, H., Kearns, A., and Petticrew, M. (2011) Understanding the psychosocial impacts of housing type: qualitative evidence from a study of housing relocation. Housing Studies, 26 (4). pp. 555-573. ISSN 0267-3037 (doi:10.1080/02673037.2011.559724)

Bond, L., Craig, P., Egan, M., Skivington, K., and Thomson, H. (2010) Health improvement programmes: really too complex to evaluate? British Medical Journal, 340 (mar10 ). c1332-c1332. ISSN 0959-535X (doi:10.1136/bmj.c1332<