Dr Hilary Thomson

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

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

Biography

Hilary is located within the Informing Healthy Public Policy programme at the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit within the Institute of Health & Wellbeing.  Hilary has extensive experience in conducting large complex reviews of questions about the health impacts of social policy interventions such as housing, transport, and welfare.  Hilary leads the synthesis theme (Improving the quality and utility of evidence synthesis)The work of the synthesis theme focusses on ways to improve the reliability and utility of systematic reviews which address public health policy relevant questions.  The theme includes work to improve the transparency of non-statistical methods of synthesis, interpretation of complex reviews, assessing Risk of Bias in Non-Randomised Studies, in addition to a range of systematic reviews.

In addition to evidence synthesis methods, Hilary's work spans a wide range of methodologies including the use of qualitative and quantitative methods to evaluate community interventions. Hilary is currently involved in a number of mixed method evaluation projects which are assessing the health impacts of non-health sector interventions, such as the Work Programme, the extension of the M74, and social enterprise initiatives.  Hilary also has a long-standing interest in the health impacts of housing improvement and neighbourhood regeneration, and has led evaluations and a Cochrane review on this topic.  A key component of Hilary’s work has been about promoting utility of evidence.  Hilary has been commissioned by national and international decision making bodies to provide accessible evidence summaries of her work.

Hilary is also a Co-I on the NIHR funded Complex Reviews Support Unit and is co-ordinating editor of Cochrane Public Health, providing a UK base for this group of authors and stakeholders.

Follow these links to Google Scholar and ORCID for more details about Hilary’s recent work and publications.

Research interests

Research Interests: healthy public policy, evidence informed policy, synthesis methods, non-statistical synthesis of quantitative data including narrative synthesis, data visualisation, utility of evidence synthesis and complex reviews, rapid reviews, public health, housing, transport, welfare, work and health.

Expertise:  Systematic reviews, narrative synthesis, evaluation of complex interventions, qualitative methods, critical appraisal of RCTs and non-randomised studies.

Grants

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

  • Systematic review of interventions to improve health, happiness and wellbeing in the transition from adolescence to adulthood - individual interventions
    Royal Society of Edinburgh
    2016 - 2016
     
  • SRP Complex Reviews Research Support Unit
    National Institute for Health Research
    2015 - 2020
     
  • Quinquennial Core Funds
    Medical Research Council
    2015 - 2020
     
  • 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
     

Teaching

Hilary has teaches systematic review methods most recently delivering workshops on narrative synthesis and application of GRADE to public health systematic reviews.

Publications

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Number of items: 74.

2016

Campbell, M., Thomson, H., Katikireddi, S. V., and Sowden, A. (2016) Reporting of narrative synthesis in systematic reviews of public health interventions: a methodological assessment. Lancet, 388(S 2), S34. (doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(16)32270-X)

Vojt, G., Thomson, H., Campbell, M., Fenton, C., Sweeting, H., McQueen, J., and Skivington, K. (2016) Health, Happiness and Wellbeing for Adolescents Transitioning to Adulthood: A Systematic Review of Individual-Level Interventions for Adolescents from Vulnerable Groups. Other. University of Glasgow, MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, Glasgow.

Thomson, H. (2016) Commentary on Current use was established and Cochrane guidance on selection of social theories for systematic reviews of complex interventions was developed, Noyes J, Hendry M, Booth A, Chandler J, Lewin S, Glenton C, et al. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 2016;75:78-92. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 10(S),

Skivington, K., Vojt, G., Thomson, H., Fenton, C., Campbell, M., and Sweeting, H. (2016) Systematic literature review of interventions to improve Health, Happiness and Wellbeing in the Transition from Adolescence to Adulthood. Other. MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit.

Campbell, M., Thomson, H., Fenton, C., and Gibson, M. (2016) Lone parents, health, wellbeing and welfare to work: a systematic review of qualitative studies. BMC Public Health, 16(1), 188. (doi:10.1186/s12889-016-2880-9) (PMID:26911510) (PMCID:PMC4766630)

Rosenberg, P., Kano, M., Ludford, I., Prasad, A., and Thomson, H. (2016) Global Report on Urban Health: Equitable, Healthier Cities for Sustainable Development. Project Report. World Health Organization, Geneva.

2015

Brown, J. et al. (2015) Protocol for a mixed-methods longitudinal study to identify factors influencing return to work in the over 50s participating in the UK work programme: supporting older people into employment (SOPIE). BMJ Open, 5(12), e010525. (doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2015-010525) (PMID:26674507) (PMCID:PMC4691729)

Campbell, M., Thomson, H., Katikireddi, S. V., and Sowden, A. (2015) Assessing reporting of narrative synthesis of quantitative data in public health systematic reviews. Other. MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit.

Campbell, M., Thomson, H., Fenton, C., and Gibson, M. (2015) Health and wellbeing of lone parents in welfare to work: a systematic review of qualitative studies. Lancet, 386, S27. (doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(15)00865-X)

Francis, D., Turley, R., Thomson, H., Weightman, A., Waters, E., and Moore, L. (2015) Supporting the needs of public health decision-makers and review authors in the UK. Journal of Public Health, 37(1), pp. 172-174. (doi:10.1093/pubmed/fdu089) (PMID:25431360)

Thomson, H., and Thomas, S. (2015) Developing empirically supported theories of change for housing investment and health. Social Science and Medicine, 124, pp. 205-214. (doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2014.11.043) (PMID:25461878) (PMCID:PMC4292981)

Campbell, M., Thomson, H., and Gibson, M. (2015) Qualitative systematic review of the health and wellbeing of lone parents in welfare to work. European Journal of Public Health, 25(Sup 3),

Gupta, M., Menon, G. R., Devkar, G., and Thomson, H. (2015) Regulatory and road engineering interventions for preventing road traffic injuries and fatalities among vulnerable (non-motorised and motorised two-wheel) road users in low- and middle-income countries. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 1, CD011495. (doi:10.1002/14651858.CD011495)

2014

Turley, R., Francis, D., Thomson, H., Weightman, A., Moore, L., and Waters, E. (2014) Improving the usefulness and practice of evidence synthesis: views and experiences of public health decision makers and review authors in the UK. Lancet, 384(Sup 2), S81. (doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(14)62207-8)

Thomson, H., and Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, (2014) Housing improvement and home safety. Effectiveness Matters,

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), (doi:10.3310/phr02020)

Gibson, M., Banas, K., Lutje, V., McKee, M., Martin, S., Thomson, H., Bambra, C., Fenton, C., and Bond, L. (2014) OP96 Welfare to work interventions and their effects on health and well-being of lone parents and their children - a systematic review of randomised controlled trials. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 68(Sup 1), A47-A47. (doi:10.1136/jech-2014-204726.98)

Gibson, M., Banas, K., Lutje, V., McKee, M., Martin, S., Thomson, H., Bambra, C., Fenton, C., and Bond, L. (2014) The effects of welfare to work interventions on the health and well-being of lone parents and their children–a systematic review of randomised controlled trials. European Journal of Public Health, 24(Sup 2),

2013

Campbell, M., Gibson, M., Thomson, H., and Egan, M. (2013) Lone parents and welfare to work interventions: Synthesis of qualitative studies. Other. MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit.

Campbell, M., Gibson, M., Thomson, H., and Egan, M. (2013) Lone Parents and Welfare to Work Interventions: Synthesis of Qualitative Studies [Review Protocol]. Other. University of Glasgow, Glasgow. (Unpublished)

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. (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. (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. (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. (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), (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. (doi:10.1002/14651858.CD008657.pub2)

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. (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. (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. (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), (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. (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. (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.

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. European Journal of Public Health, 21(Sup 1),

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

Aston, E., Thomson, H., Scoular, A., and Kearns, A. (2010) Evaluation of GHA’s youth diversionary programme. Discussion Paper. GoWell.

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. (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.

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. (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. (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, 254. (doi:10.1186/1471-2458-10-254) (PMID:20478022) (PMCID:PMC2882350)

Thomson, H., Thomas, S., Sellstrom, E., and Petticrew, M. (2010) Housing improvements for health and associated socio-economic outcomes. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, (doi:10.1002/14651858.CD008657)

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. (doi:10.2105/AJPH.2008.143909)

Gibson, M., Thomson, H., Petticrew, M., and Kearns, A. (2009) My Own Front and Back Door; Impacts On Well-Being Of Moving To New-Build Social Housing. In: European Network of Housing Research Conference, Prague, Czech Republic, 28 Jun - 1 Jul 2009,

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. (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. (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. (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. (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), (doi:10.1186/1471-2458-8-339)

2007

Thomson, H., and Petticrew, M. (2007) Housing and health. BMJ Open, 334, pp. 434-435. (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. (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. (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. (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. (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. (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.

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. (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.

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. (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.

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.

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.

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. (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.

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.

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.

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. (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.

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.

This list was generated on Sat Dec 3 20:17:48 2016 GMT.
Number of items: 74.

Articles

Campbell, M., Thomson, H., Katikireddi, S. V., and Sowden, A. (2016) Reporting of narrative synthesis in systematic reviews of public health interventions: a methodological assessment. Lancet, 388(S 2), S34. (doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(16)32270-X)

Thomson, H. (2016) Commentary on Current use was established and Cochrane guidance on selection of social theories for systematic reviews of complex interventions was developed, Noyes J, Hendry M, Booth A, Chandler J, Lewin S, Glenton C, et al. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 2016;75:78-92. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 10(S),

Campbell, M., Thomson, H., Fenton, C., and Gibson, M. (2016) Lone parents, health, wellbeing and welfare to work: a systematic review of qualitative studies. BMC Public Health, 16(1), 188. (doi:10.1186/s12889-016-2880-9) (PMID:26911510) (PMCID:PMC4766630)

Brown, J. et al. (2015) Protocol for a mixed-methods longitudinal study to identify factors influencing return to work in the over 50s participating in the UK work programme: supporting older people into employment (SOPIE). BMJ Open, 5(12), e010525. (doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2015-010525) (PMID:26674507) (PMCID:PMC4691729)

Campbell, M., Thomson, H., Fenton, C., and Gibson, M. (2015) Health and wellbeing of lone parents in welfare to work: a systematic review of qualitative studies. Lancet, 386, S27. (doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(15)00865-X)

Francis, D., Turley, R., Thomson, H., Weightman, A., Waters, E., and Moore, L. (2015) Supporting the needs of public health decision-makers and review authors in the UK. Journal of Public Health, 37(1), pp. 172-174. (doi:10.1093/pubmed/fdu089) (PMID:25431360)

Thomson, H., and Thomas, S. (2015) Developing empirically supported theories of change for housing investment and health. Social Science and Medicine, 124, pp. 205-214. (doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2014.11.043) (PMID:25461878) (PMCID:PMC4292981)

Campbell, M., Thomson, H., and Gibson, M. (2015) Qualitative systematic review of the health and wellbeing of lone parents in welfare to work. European Journal of Public Health, 25(Sup 3),

Gupta, M., Menon, G. R., Devkar, G., and Thomson, H. (2015) Regulatory and road engineering interventions for preventing road traffic injuries and fatalities among vulnerable (non-motorised and motorised two-wheel) road users in low- and middle-income countries. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 1, CD011495. (doi:10.1002/14651858.CD011495)

Turley, R., Francis, D., Thomson, H., Weightman, A., Moore, L., and Waters, E. (2014) Improving the usefulness and practice of evidence synthesis: views and experiences of public health decision makers and review authors in the UK. Lancet, 384(Sup 2), S81. (doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(14)62207-8)

Thomson, H., and Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, (2014) Housing improvement and home safety. Effectiveness Matters,

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), (doi:10.3310/phr02020)

Gibson, M., Banas, K., Lutje, V., McKee, M., Martin, S., Thomson, H., Bambra, C., Fenton, C., and Bond, L. (2014) OP96 Welfare to work interventions and their effects on health and well-being of lone parents and their children - a systematic review of randomised controlled trials. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 68(Sup 1), A47-A47. (doi:10.1136/jech-2014-204726.98)

Gibson, M., Banas, K., Lutje, V., McKee, M., Martin, S., Thomson, H., Bambra, C., Fenton, C., and Bond, L. (2014) The effects of welfare to work interventions on the health and well-being of lone parents and their children–a systematic review of randomised controlled trials. European Journal of Public Health, 24(Sup 2),

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. (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. (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. (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. (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), (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. (doi:10.1002/14651858.CD008657.pub2)

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. (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. (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. (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), (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. (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. (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. European Journal of Public Health, 21(Sup 1),

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. (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.

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. (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. (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, 254. (doi:10.1186/1471-2458-10-254) (PMID:20478022) (PMCID:PMC2882350)

Thomson, H., Thomas, S., Sellstrom, E., and Petticrew, M. (2010) Housing improvements for health and associated socio-economic outcomes. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, (doi:10.1002/14651858.CD008657)

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. (doi:10.2105/AJPH.2008.143909)

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. (doi:10.1068/a38371)

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. (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. (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. (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), (doi:10.1186/1471-2458-8-339)

Thomson, H., and Petticrew, M. (2007) Housing and health. BMJ Open, 334, pp. 434-435. (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. (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. (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. (doi:10.1136/jech.2006.049239)

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. (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. (doi:10.1136/jech.2005.038885)

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.

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. (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.

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. (doi:10.1136/bmj.328.7434.282)

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.

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.

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.

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. (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.

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.

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

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. (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.

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.

Book Sections

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.

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

Research Reports or Papers

Vojt, G., Thomson, H., Campbell, M., Fenton, C., Sweeting, H., McQueen, J., and Skivington, K. (2016) Health, Happiness and Wellbeing for Adolescents Transitioning to Adulthood: A Systematic Review of Individual-Level Interventions for Adolescents from Vulnerable Groups. Other. University of Glasgow, MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, Glasgow.

Skivington, K., Vojt, G., Thomson, H., Fenton, C., Campbell, M., and Sweeting, H. (2016) Systematic literature review of interventions to improve Health, Happiness and Wellbeing in the Transition from Adolescence to Adulthood. Other. MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit.

Rosenberg, P., Kano, M., Ludford, I., Prasad, A., and Thomson, H. (2016) Global Report on Urban Health: Equitable, Healthier Cities for Sustainable Development. Project Report. World Health Organization, Geneva.

Campbell, M., Thomson, H., Katikireddi, S. V., and Sowden, A. (2015) Assessing reporting of narrative synthesis of quantitative data in public health systematic reviews. Other. MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit.

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.

Campbell, M., Gibson, M., Thomson, H., and Egan, M. (2013) Lone parents and welfare to work interventions: Synthesis of qualitative studies. Other. MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit.

Campbell, M., Gibson, M., Thomson, H., and Egan, M. (2013) Lone Parents and Welfare to Work Interventions: Synthesis of Qualitative Studies [Review Protocol]. Other. University of Glasgow, Glasgow. (Unpublished)

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.

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.

Aston, E., Thomson, H., Scoular, A., and Kearns, A. (2010) Evaluation of GHA’s youth diversionary programme. Discussion Paper. GoWell.

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.

Conference Proceedings

Gibson, M., Thomson, H., Petticrew, M., and Kearns, A. (2009) My Own Front and Back Door; Impacts On Well-Being Of Moving To New-Build Social Housing. In: European Network of Housing Research Conference, Prague, Czech Republic, 28 Jun - 1 Jul 2009,

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