Dr Shona Hilton

  • Deputy Director (MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit)

telephone: 01413537537
email: Shona.Hilton@glasgow.ac.uk

Biography

Shona is Deputy Director of the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit and co-leads the Informing Healthy Public Policy programme. Her research focuses on examining macro level determinants on health such as mass media, political and corporate influences that shape emerging public and policy debates. This research aims to offer stakeholders and decision-makers early insights into how health issues, evidence and policies are being reported and understood. In collaboration with policymakers, practitioners and the public, she has completed research and disseminated findings on a wide range of topical health debates and interventions  from the emergence of swine flu, introduction of HPV vaccination, reporting of obesity epidemic, minimum unit pricing for alcohol, smoke-free car legislation, and the rise of e-cigarette use.  Currently, she is working on the sugar tax debate, childhood obesity, and the harms of advergaming targeted at children.

Increasingly, Shona is involved in innovative design projects and developing workshops using new e-tool technologies to improve people’s critical appraisal skills and web-based platforms aimed at improving public participation in research using real-time data approaches.  She has a keen interest in developing more transparent and robust methodologies to understand the complex and changing media environment. This has led to the development of her successful one-day workshop on ‘Doing Manifest and Latent Media Content Analysis’, which she runs nationally and internationally.
 
Here are links to her Google Scholar and ORCID pages where full details of Shona’s recent research awards and full publication history may be found.

Research interests

Research Interests: Media framing of public health issues and policies, public understandings of health, marketing and corporate influence, evidence use in policy development and debate. Current research topics: sugar tax, alcohol marketing, e-cigarettes, antimicrobial resistance, AMR, advergaming.

Expertise: qualitative methods, media analysis, content analysis, document and policy analysis.

Grants

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

  • Understanding commercial sector engagement in emerging debates on e-cigarettes
    Cancer Research UK
    2015 - 2017
     
  • Mass media for public health messages
    National Institute for Health Research
    2015 - 2017
     
  • Quinquennial Core Funds
    Medical Research Council
    2015 - 2020
     
  • An explanation of older adults' understanding of cancer risk and help-seeking behaviour
    Cancer Research UK
    2015 - 2015
     
  • Right Here Right Now (RHRN)
    Glasgow Centre for Population Health
    2015 - 2015
     
  • Children's exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke: An analysis of newspaper coverage 2002-2012. Does ti tell us about the direction future policy should be going?
    Cancer Research UK
    2013 - 2014
     
  • PHRSN39 Telling good (population Health) science from bad (population health) science
    Medical Research Council
    2013 - 2014
     

Teaching

Shona teaches qualitative methods, document and media analysis and has developed a successful one-day workshop on ‘Doing Manifest and Latent Media Content Analysis’, which she runs nationally and internationally.

Publications

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Number of items: 57.

2016

Weishaar, H., Dorfman, L., Freudenberg, N., Hawkins, B., Smith, K., Razum, O., and Hilton, S. (2016) Why media representations of corporations matter for public health policy: A scoping review. BMC Public Health, 16, 899. (doi:10.1186/s12889-016-3594-8)

Bain, J., Weishaar, H., Semple, S., Duffy, S., and Hilton, S. (2016) Vulnerable children, stigmatised smokers: The social construction of target audiences in media debates on policies regulating smoking in vehicles. Health, (doi:10.1177/1363459316633279) (PMID:27457688) (Early Online Publication)

Patterson, C., Hilton, S., and Weishaar, H. (2016) Who thinks what about e-cigarette regulation? A content analysis of UK newspapers. Addiction, 111(7), pp. 1267-1274. (doi:10.1111/add.13320) (PMID:26802534)

Smith, K., Dorfman, L., Freudenberg, N., Hawkins, B., Hilton, S., Razum, O., and Weishaar, H. (2016) Tobacco, alcohol, and processed food industries: why do public health practitioners view them so differently? Frontiers in Public Health, 4, 64. (doi:10.3389/fpubh.2016.00064) (PMID:27148511) (PMCID:PMC4826885)

Van Bekkum, J. E., Fergie, G., and Hilton, S. (2016) Health and medical research funding agencies' promotion of public engagement within research: a qualitative interview study exploring the UK context. Health Research Policy and Systems, 14(23), (doi:10.1186/s12961-016-0093-4)

Smith, K.E., Collin, J., Hawkins, B., Hilton, S., and Moore, L. (2016) The pursuit of ignorance: the UK’s anti-lobbying clause will jeopardise evidence informed policy making. British Medical Journal, 352, i1446. (doi:10.1136/bmj.i1446) (PMID:26979784)

Fergie, G., Hilton, S., and Hunt, K. (2016) Young adults experiences of seeking online information about diabetes and mental health in the age of social media. Health Expectations, (doi:10.1111/hex.12430) (Early Online Publication)

Weishaar, H., Trevisan, F., and Hilton, S. (2016) “Maybe they should regulate them quite strictly until they know the true dangers”: A focus group study exploring UK adolescents’ views on e-cigarette regulation. Addiction, (doi:10.1111/add.13377) (PMID:26948979) (Early Online Publication)

2015

Boydell, N., Fergie, G. M., McDaid, L. M., and Hilton, S. (2015) Understandings of participation in behavioural research: a qualitative study of gay and bisexual men in Scotland. PLoS ONE, 10(8), e0135001. (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0135001) (PMID:26252480) (PMCID:PMC4529083)

Boydell, N., Fergie, G., Hilton, S., and McDaid, L. (2015) "... giving something back to the gay community by taking part": gay and bisexual men's understandings of participation in behavioural research. Sexually Transmitted Infections, 91(Supp 1), A79. (doi:10.1136/sextrans-2015-052126.233)

Martin, S., Young, I., Riddell, J., Hilton, S., McDaid, L., Flowers, P., and Gilbert, M. (2015) P68 Sexual health literacy and men who have sex with men (msm): a scoping review of research literature. Sexually Transmitted Infections, 91(Suppl), A38-A38. (doi:10.1136/sextrans-2015-052126.111)

Patterson, C., Katikireddi, S. V., Wood, K., and Hilton, S. (2015) Representations of minimum unit pricing for alcohol in UK newspapers: a case study of a public health policy debate. Journal of Public Health, 37(1), pp. 10-49. (doi:10.1093/pubmed/fdu078) (PMID:25312002) (PMCID:PMC4340327)

Katikireddi, S., and Hilton, S. (2015) How did policy actors use mass media to influence the Scottish alcohol minimum unit pricing debate? Comparative analysis of newspapers, evidence submissions and interviews. Drugs: Education, Prevention, and Policy, 22(2), pp. 125-134. (doi:10.3109/09687637.2014.977228) (PMID:26045639) (PMCID:PMC4438355)

Katikireddi, S., Hilton, S., and Bond, L. (2015) The role of the Sheffield model on the minimum unit pricing of alcohol debate: the importance of a rhetorical perspective. Evidence and Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, (doi:10.1332/174426415X14430986392944) (Early Online Publication)

Patterson, C., McDaid, L. M., and Hilton, S. (2015) Gay and bisexual men’s perceptions of the donation and use of human biological samples for research: a qualitative study. PLoS ONE, 10(6), e0129924. (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0129924) (PMID:26053741) (PMCID:PMC4459996)

Patterson, C., Semple, S., Wood, K., Duffy, S., and Hilton, S. (2015) A quantitative content analysis of UK newsprint coverage of proposed legislation to prohibit smoking in private vehicles carrying children. BMC Public Health, 15, 760. (doi:10.1186/s12889-015-2110-x) (PMID:26253515) (PMCID:PMC4529703)

2014

Katikireddi, S. V., Bond, L., and Hilton, S. (2014) Perspectives on econometric modelling to inform policy: a UK qualitative case study of minimum unit pricing of alcohol. European Journal of Public Health, 24(3), pp. 490-495. (doi:10.1093/eurpub/ckt206)

Katikireddi, S. V., Bond, L., and Hilton, S. (2014) Changing policy framing as a deliberate strategy for public health advocacy: a qualitative policy case study of minimum unit pricing of alcohol. Milbank Quarterly, 92(2), pp. 250-283. (doi:10.1111/1468-0009.12057)

Wood, K., Patterson, C., Katikireddi, S. V., and Hilton, S. (2014) Harms to ‘others’ from alcohol consumption in the minimum unit pricing policy debate: A qualitative content analysis of UK newspapers (2005-2012). Addiction, 109(4), pp. 578-584. (doi:10.1111/add.12427)

Hilton, S., Wood, K., Patterson, C., and Katikireddi, S. V. (2014) Implications for alcohol minimum unit pricing advocacy: what can we learn for public health from UK newsprint coverage of key claim-makers in the policy debate? Social Science and Medicine, 102, pp. 157-164. (doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2013.11.041)

Boydell, N., Fergie, G., McDaid, L., and Hilton, S. (2014) Avoiding pitfalls and realising opportunities: reflecting on issues of sampling and recruitment for online focus groups. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 13, pp. 206-223.

Hilton, S., Wood, K., Bain, J., Patterson, C., Duffy, S., and Semple, S. (2014) Newsprint coverage of smoking in cars carrying children: a case study of public and scientific opinion driving the policy debate. BMC Public Health, 14(1116), (doi:10.1186/1471-2458-14-1116)

Katikireddi, S. V., Hilton, S., Bonell, C., and Bond, L. (2014) Understanding the development of minimum unit pricing of alcohol in Scotland: a qualitative study of the policy process. PLoS ONE, 9(3), e91185. (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0091185)

Martin, S. P., McDaid, L. M., and Hilton, S. (2014) Double-standards in reporting of risk and responsibility for sexual health: a qualitative content analysis of negatively toned UK newsprint articles. BMC Public Health, 14(792), (doi:10.1186/1471-2458-14-792)

Purcell, C., Hilton, S., and McDaid, L. (2014) The stigmatisation of abortion: a qualitative analysis of print media in Great Britain in 2010. Culture, Health and Sexuality, 16(9), pp. 1141-1155. (doi:10.1080/13691058.2014.937463)

Van Bekkum, J. E., and Hilton, S. (2014) UK research funding bodies’ views towards public participation in health-related research decisions: an exploratory study. BMC Health Services Research, 14(318), (doi:10.1186/1472-6963-14-318)

2013

Lewis, C., Clotworthy, M., Hilton, S., MaGee, C., Robertson, M.J., Stubbins, L.J., and Corfield, J. (2013) Public views on the donation and use of human biological samples in biomedical research: a mixed methods study. BMJ Open, 3(8), e003056. (doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2013-003056)

Hilton, S., Patterson, C., Smith, E., Bedford, H., and Hunt, K. (2013) Teenagers’ understandings of and attitudes towards vaccines and vaccine-preventable diseases: a qualitative study. Vaccine, 31(22), pp. 2543-2550. (doi:10.1016/j.vaccine.2013.04.023)

Fergie, G., Hunt, K., and Hilton, S. (2013) What young people want from health-related online resources: a focus group study. Journal of Youth Studies, 16(5), pp. 579-596. (doi:10.1080/13676261.2012.744811)

Fergie, G., Boydell-Wright, N., McDaid, L., and Hilton, S. (2013) Reflecting on the Opportunities and Pitfalls of Online Focus Groups for Qualitative Health Research. In: 12th Annual Advances in Qualitative Methods Conference, Edmonton, Canada, 21-23 Jun 2013, (Unpublished)

Lewis, C., Clotworthy, M., Hilton, S., and Magee, C. (2013) Consent for the use of human biological samples for biomedical research: a mixed methods study exploring the UK public’s preferences. BMJ Open, 3(8), e003022. (doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2013-003022)

Martin, S., Hilton, S., and McDaid, L. (2013) United Kingdom newsprint media reporting on sexual health and blood-borne viruses in 2010. Sexual Health, 10(6), pp. 546-552. (doi:10.1071/SH13093)

Patterson, C., and Hilton, S. (2013) Normalisation and stigmatisation of obesity in UK newspapers: a visual content analysis. Open Obesity Journal, 5, pp. 82-91. (doi:10.2174/1876823720131001011)

Van Bekkum, J., and Hilton, S. (2013) Primary care nurses' experiences of how the mass media influence frontline healthcare in the UK. BMC Family Practice, 14(178), (doi:10.1186/1471-2296-14-178)

Van Bekkum, J., and Hilton, S. (2013) The challenges of communicating research evidence in practice: perspectives from UK health visitors and practice nurses. BMC Nursing, 12(17), (doi:10.1186/1472-6955-12-17)

2012

Hilton, S., Patterson, C., and Teyhan, A. (2012) Escalating coverage of obesity in UK newspapers: The evolution and framing of the “Obesity Epidemic” From 1996 to 2010. Obesity, 20(8), pp. 1688-1695. (doi:10.1038/oby.2012.27)

MacCalman, L., Semple, S., Galea, K.S., van Tongeren, M., Dempsey, S., Hilton, S., Gee, I., and Ayres, J.G. (2012) The relationship between workers' self-reported changes in health and their attitudes towards a workplace intervention: lessons from smoke-free legislation across the UK hospitality industry. BMC Public Health, 12(324), (doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-324)

MacCalman, L., Semple, S., Galea, K. S., Van Tongeren, M., Dempsey, S., Hilton, S., Gee, I., and Ayres, J. G. (2012) The relationship between workers’ self-reported changes in health and their attitudes towards a workplace intervention: lessons from smoke-free legislation across the UK hospitality industry. BMC Public Health, 12(5), p. 324. (doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-324)

2011

Hilton, S., and Smith, E. (2011) “I thought cancer was one of those random things. I didn’t know cancer could be caught…”: adolescent girls’ understandings and experiences of the HPV programme in the UK. Vaccine, 29(26), pp. 4409-4415. (doi:10.1016/j.vaccine.2011.03.101)

Hilton, S., and Hunt, K. (2011) UK newspapers' representations of the 2009-10 outbreak of swine flu: one health scare not over-hyped by the media? Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 65(10), pp. 941-946. (doi:10.1136/jech.2010.119875)

Hilton, S., Hunt, K., Bedford, H., and Petticrew, M. (2011) School nurses' experiences of delivering the UK HPV vaccination programme in its first year. BMC Infectious Diseases, 11(226), (doi:10.1186/1471-2334-11-226)

2010

Hilton, S., Hunt, K., Langan, M., Bedford, H., and Petticrew, M. (2010) Newsprint media representations of the introduction of the HPV vaccination programme for cervical cancer prevention in the UK (2005–2008). Social Science and Medicine, 70(6), pp. 942-950. (doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2009.11.027)

Hilton, S., and Hunt, K. (2010) Coverage of Jade Goody's cervical cancer in UK newspapers: a missed opportunity for health promotion? BMC Public Health, 10(368), (doi:10.1186/1471-2458-10-368)

Hilton, S., and Smith, E. (2010) Public views of the UK media and government reaction to the 2009 swine flu pandemic. BMC Public Health, 10, 697. (doi:10.1186/1471-2458-10-697) (PMID:21078169) (PMCID:2998491)

2009

Hilton, S., Emslie, C., Hunt, K., Chapple, A., and Ziebland, S. (2009) Disclosing a cancer diagnosis to friends and family: a gendered analysis of young men's and women's experiences. Qualitative Health Research, 19(6), pp. 744-754. (doi:10.1177/1049732309334737)

Ayres, J.G., Semple, S., MacCalman, L., Dempsey, S., Hilton, S., Hurley, J.F., Miller, B.G., Naji, A., and Petticrew, M. (2009) Bar workers' health and environmental tobacco smoke exposure (BHETSE): symptomatic improvement in bar staff following smoke-free legislation in Scotland. Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 66(5), pp. 339-346. (doi:10.1136/oem.2008.040311)

Hilton, S., Bedford, H., Calnan, M., and Hunt, K. (2009) Competency, confidence and conflicting evidence: key issues affecting health visitors' use of research evidence in practice. BMC Nursing, 8(1), p. 4. (doi:10.1186/1472-6955-8-4)

Hilton, S., Hunt, K., Langan, M., Hamilton, V., and Petticrew, M. (2009) Reporting of MMR evidence in professional publications: 1988-2007. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 94(11), pp. 831-833. (doi:10.1136/adc.2008.154310)

2008

Hilton, S., Hunt, K., Emslie, C., Salinas, M., and Ziebland, S. (2008) Have men been overlooked? A comparison of young men and women's experiences of chemotherapy-induced alopecia. Psycho-Oncology, 17(6), pp. 577-583. (doi:10.1002/pon.1272)

Hilton, S., Cameron, J., MacLean, F., and Petticrew, M. (2008) Observations from behind the bar: changing patrons' behaviours in response to smoke-free legislation in Scotland. BMC Public Health, 8(1), p. 238. (doi:10.1186/1471-2458-8-238)

2007

Semple, S., Maccalman, L., Naji, A. A., Dempsey, S., Hilton, S., Miller, B.G., and Ayres, J.G. (2007) Bar workers' exposure to second-hand smoke: the effect of Scottish smoke-free legislation on occupational exposure. Annals of Occupational Hygiene, 51(7), pp. 571-580. (doi:10.1093/annhyg/mem044)

Hilton, S., Hunt, K., and Petticrew, M. (2007) Gaps in parental understandings and experiences of vaccine-preventable diseases: a qualitative study. Child: Care, Health and Development, 33(2), pp. 170-179. (doi:10.1111/j.1365-2214.2006.00647.x)

Hilton, S., Hunt, K., and Petticrew, M. (2007) MMR: marginalised, misrepresented and rejected? Autism: a focus group study. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 92, pp. 322-327. (doi:10.1136/adc.2006.109686)

Hilton, S., Petticrew, M., and Hunt, K. (2007) Parents' champions vs. vested interests: who do parents believe about MMR? A qualitative study. BMC Public Health, 7(42), (doi:10.1186/1471-2458-7-42)

Hilton, S., Semple, S., Miller, B.G., MacCalman, L., Petticrew, M., Dempsey, S., Naji, A., and Ayres, J.G. (2007) Expectations and changing attitudes of bar workers before and after the implementation of smoke-free legislation in Scotland. BMC Public Health, 7(206), (doi:10.1186/1471-2458-7-206)

Petticrew, M., Semple, S., Hilton, S., Creely, K.S., Eadie, D., Ritchie, D., Ferrell, C., Christopher, Y., and Hurley, F. (2007) Covert observation in practice: lessons from the evaluation of the prohibition of smoking in public places in Scotland. BMC Public Health, 7(204), (doi:10.1186/1471-2458-7-204)

2006

Hilton, S., Petticrew, M., and Hunt, K. (2006) ‘Combined vaccines are like a sudden onslaught to the body's immune system’: Parental concerns about vaccine ‘overload’ and ‘immune-vulnerability'. Vaccine, 24(20), pp. 4321-4327. (doi:10.1016/j.vaccine.2006.03.003)

This list was generated on Fri Sep 30 07:26:43 2016 BST.
Number of items: 57.

Articles

Weishaar, H., Dorfman, L., Freudenberg, N., Hawkins, B., Smith, K., Razum, O., and Hilton, S. (2016) Why media representations of corporations matter for public health policy: A scoping review. BMC Public Health, 16, 899. (doi:10.1186/s12889-016-3594-8)

Bain, J., Weishaar, H., Semple, S., Duffy, S., and Hilton, S. (2016) Vulnerable children, stigmatised smokers: The social construction of target audiences in media debates on policies regulating smoking in vehicles. Health, (doi:10.1177/1363459316633279) (PMID:27457688) (Early Online Publication)

Patterson, C., Hilton, S., and Weishaar, H. (2016) Who thinks what about e-cigarette regulation? A content analysis of UK newspapers. Addiction, 111(7), pp. 1267-1274. (doi:10.1111/add.13320) (PMID:26802534)

Smith, K., Dorfman, L., Freudenberg, N., Hawkins, B., Hilton, S., Razum, O., and Weishaar, H. (2016) Tobacco, alcohol, and processed food industries: why do public health practitioners view them so differently? Frontiers in Public Health, 4, 64. (doi:10.3389/fpubh.2016.00064) (PMID:27148511) (PMCID:PMC4826885)

Van Bekkum, J. E., Fergie, G., and Hilton, S. (2016) Health and medical research funding agencies' promotion of public engagement within research: a qualitative interview study exploring the UK context. Health Research Policy and Systems, 14(23), (doi:10.1186/s12961-016-0093-4)

Smith, K.E., Collin, J., Hawkins, B., Hilton, S., and Moore, L. (2016) The pursuit of ignorance: the UK’s anti-lobbying clause will jeopardise evidence informed policy making. British Medical Journal, 352, i1446. (doi:10.1136/bmj.i1446) (PMID:26979784)

Fergie, G., Hilton, S., and Hunt, K. (2016) Young adults experiences of seeking online information about diabetes and mental health in the age of social media. Health Expectations, (doi:10.1111/hex.12430) (Early Online Publication)

Weishaar, H., Trevisan, F., and Hilton, S. (2016) “Maybe they should regulate them quite strictly until they know the true dangers”: A focus group study exploring UK adolescents’ views on e-cigarette regulation. Addiction, (doi:10.1111/add.13377) (PMID:26948979) (Early Online Publication)

Boydell, N., Fergie, G. M., McDaid, L. M., and Hilton, S. (2015) Understandings of participation in behavioural research: a qualitative study of gay and bisexual men in Scotland. PLoS ONE, 10(8), e0135001. (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0135001) (PMID:26252480) (PMCID:PMC4529083)

Boydell, N., Fergie, G., Hilton, S., and McDaid, L. (2015) "... giving something back to the gay community by taking part": gay and bisexual men's understandings of participation in behavioural research. Sexually Transmitted Infections, 91(Supp 1), A79. (doi:10.1136/sextrans-2015-052126.233)

Martin, S., Young, I., Riddell, J., Hilton, S., McDaid, L., Flowers, P., and Gilbert, M. (2015) P68 Sexual health literacy and men who have sex with men (msm): a scoping review of research literature. Sexually Transmitted Infections, 91(Suppl), A38-A38. (doi:10.1136/sextrans-2015-052126.111)

Patterson, C., Katikireddi, S. V., Wood, K., and Hilton, S. (2015) Representations of minimum unit pricing for alcohol in UK newspapers: a case study of a public health policy debate. Journal of Public Health, 37(1), pp. 10-49. (doi:10.1093/pubmed/fdu078) (PMID:25312002) (PMCID:PMC4340327)

Katikireddi, S., and Hilton, S. (2015) How did policy actors use mass media to influence the Scottish alcohol minimum unit pricing debate? Comparative analysis of newspapers, evidence submissions and interviews. Drugs: Education, Prevention, and Policy, 22(2), pp. 125-134. (doi:10.3109/09687637.2014.977228) (PMID:26045639) (PMCID:PMC4438355)

Katikireddi, S., Hilton, S., and Bond, L. (2015) The role of the Sheffield model on the minimum unit pricing of alcohol debate: the importance of a rhetorical perspective. Evidence and Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, (doi:10.1332/174426415X14430986392944) (Early Online Publication)

Patterson, C., McDaid, L. M., and Hilton, S. (2015) Gay and bisexual men’s perceptions of the donation and use of human biological samples for research: a qualitative study. PLoS ONE, 10(6), e0129924. (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0129924) (PMID:26053741) (PMCID:PMC4459996)

Patterson, C., Semple, S., Wood, K., Duffy, S., and Hilton, S. (2015) A quantitative content analysis of UK newsprint coverage of proposed legislation to prohibit smoking in private vehicles carrying children. BMC Public Health, 15, 760. (doi:10.1186/s12889-015-2110-x) (PMID:26253515) (PMCID:PMC4529703)

Katikireddi, S. V., Bond, L., and Hilton, S. (2014) Perspectives on econometric modelling to inform policy: a UK qualitative case study of minimum unit pricing of alcohol. European Journal of Public Health, 24(3), pp. 490-495. (doi:10.1093/eurpub/ckt206)

Katikireddi, S. V., Bond, L., and Hilton, S. (2014) Changing policy framing as a deliberate strategy for public health advocacy: a qualitative policy case study of minimum unit pricing of alcohol. Milbank Quarterly, 92(2), pp. 250-283. (doi:10.1111/1468-0009.12057)

Wood, K., Patterson, C., Katikireddi, S. V., and Hilton, S. (2014) Harms to ‘others’ from alcohol consumption in the minimum unit pricing policy debate: A qualitative content analysis of UK newspapers (2005-2012). Addiction, 109(4), pp. 578-584. (doi:10.1111/add.12427)

Hilton, S., Wood, K., Patterson, C., and Katikireddi, S. V. (2014) Implications for alcohol minimum unit pricing advocacy: what can we learn for public health from UK newsprint coverage of key claim-makers in the policy debate? Social Science and Medicine, 102, pp. 157-164. (doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2013.11.041)

Boydell, N., Fergie, G., McDaid, L., and Hilton, S. (2014) Avoiding pitfalls and realising opportunities: reflecting on issues of sampling and recruitment for online focus groups. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 13, pp. 206-223.

Hilton, S., Wood, K., Bain, J., Patterson, C., Duffy, S., and Semple, S. (2014) Newsprint coverage of smoking in cars carrying children: a case study of public and scientific opinion driving the policy debate. BMC Public Health, 14(1116), (doi:10.1186/1471-2458-14-1116)

Katikireddi, S. V., Hilton, S., Bonell, C., and Bond, L. (2014) Understanding the development of minimum unit pricing of alcohol in Scotland: a qualitative study of the policy process. PLoS ONE, 9(3), e91185. (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0091185)

Martin, S. P., McDaid, L. M., and Hilton, S. (2014) Double-standards in reporting of risk and responsibility for sexual health: a qualitative content analysis of negatively toned UK newsprint articles. BMC Public Health, 14(792), (doi:10.1186/1471-2458-14-792)

Purcell, C., Hilton, S., and McDaid, L. (2014) The stigmatisation of abortion: a qualitative analysis of print media in Great Britain in 2010. Culture, Health and Sexuality, 16(9), pp. 1141-1155. (doi:10.1080/13691058.2014.937463)

Van Bekkum, J. E., and Hilton, S. (2014) UK research funding bodies’ views towards public participation in health-related research decisions: an exploratory study. BMC Health Services Research, 14(318), (doi:10.1186/1472-6963-14-318)

Lewis, C., Clotworthy, M., Hilton, S., MaGee, C., Robertson, M.J., Stubbins, L.J., and Corfield, J. (2013) Public views on the donation and use of human biological samples in biomedical research: a mixed methods study. BMJ Open, 3(8), e003056. (doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2013-003056)

Hilton, S., Patterson, C., Smith, E., Bedford, H., and Hunt, K. (2013) Teenagers’ understandings of and attitudes towards vaccines and vaccine-preventable diseases: a qualitative study. Vaccine, 31(22), pp. 2543-2550. (doi:10.1016/j.vaccine.2013.04.023)

Fergie, G., Hunt, K., and Hilton, S. (2013) What young people want from health-related online resources: a focus group study. Journal of Youth Studies, 16(5), pp. 579-596. (doi:10.1080/13676261.2012.744811)

Lewis, C., Clotworthy, M., Hilton, S., and Magee, C. (2013) Consent for the use of human biological samples for biomedical research: a mixed methods study exploring the UK public’s preferences. BMJ Open, 3(8), e003022. (doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2013-003022)

Martin, S., Hilton, S., and McDaid, L. (2013) United Kingdom newsprint media reporting on sexual health and blood-borne viruses in 2010. Sexual Health, 10(6), pp. 546-552. (doi:10.1071/SH13093)

Patterson, C., and Hilton, S. (2013) Normalisation and stigmatisation of obesity in UK newspapers: a visual content analysis. Open Obesity Journal, 5, pp. 82-91. (doi:10.2174/1876823720131001011)

Van Bekkum, J., and Hilton, S. (2013) Primary care nurses' experiences of how the mass media influence frontline healthcare in the UK. BMC Family Practice, 14(178), (doi:10.1186/1471-2296-14-178)

Van Bekkum, J., and Hilton, S. (2013) The challenges of communicating research evidence in practice: perspectives from UK health visitors and practice nurses. BMC Nursing, 12(17), (doi:10.1186/1472-6955-12-17)

Hilton, S., Patterson, C., and Teyhan, A. (2012) Escalating coverage of obesity in UK newspapers: The evolution and framing of the “Obesity Epidemic” From 1996 to 2010. Obesity, 20(8), pp. 1688-1695. (doi:10.1038/oby.2012.27)

MacCalman, L., Semple, S., Galea, K.S., van Tongeren, M., Dempsey, S., Hilton, S., Gee, I., and Ayres, J.G. (2012) The relationship between workers' self-reported changes in health and their attitudes towards a workplace intervention: lessons from smoke-free legislation across the UK hospitality industry. BMC Public Health, 12(324), (doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-324)

MacCalman, L., Semple, S., Galea, K. S., Van Tongeren, M., Dempsey, S., Hilton, S., Gee, I., and Ayres, J. G. (2012) The relationship between workers’ self-reported changes in health and their attitudes towards a workplace intervention: lessons from smoke-free legislation across the UK hospitality industry. BMC Public Health, 12(5), p. 324. (doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-324)

Hilton, S., and Smith, E. (2011) “I thought cancer was one of those random things. I didn’t know cancer could be caught…”: adolescent girls’ understandings and experiences of the HPV programme in the UK. Vaccine, 29(26), pp. 4409-4415. (doi:10.1016/j.vaccine.2011.03.101)

Hilton, S., and Hunt, K. (2011) UK newspapers' representations of the 2009-10 outbreak of swine flu: one health scare not over-hyped by the media? Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 65(10), pp. 941-946. (doi:10.1136/jech.2010.119875)

Hilton, S., Hunt, K., Bedford, H., and Petticrew, M. (2011) School nurses' experiences of delivering the UK HPV vaccination programme in its first year. BMC Infectious Diseases, 11(226), (doi:10.1186/1471-2334-11-226)

Hilton, S., Hunt, K., Langan, M., Bedford, H., and Petticrew, M. (2010) Newsprint media representations of the introduction of the HPV vaccination programme for cervical cancer prevention in the UK (2005–2008). Social Science and Medicine, 70(6), pp. 942-950. (doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2009.11.027)

Hilton, S., and Hunt, K. (2010) Coverage of Jade Goody's cervical cancer in UK newspapers: a missed opportunity for health promotion? BMC Public Health, 10(368), (doi:10.1186/1471-2458-10-368)

Hilton, S., and Smith, E. (2010) Public views of the UK media and government reaction to the 2009 swine flu pandemic. BMC Public Health, 10, 697. (doi:10.1186/1471-2458-10-697) (PMID:21078169) (PMCID:2998491)

Hilton, S., Emslie, C., Hunt, K., Chapple, A., and Ziebland, S. (2009) Disclosing a cancer diagnosis to friends and family: a gendered analysis of young men's and women's experiences. Qualitative Health Research, 19(6), pp. 744-754. (doi:10.1177/1049732309334737)

Ayres, J.G., Semple, S., MacCalman, L., Dempsey, S., Hilton, S., Hurley, J.F., Miller, B.G., Naji, A., and Petticrew, M. (2009) Bar workers' health and environmental tobacco smoke exposure (BHETSE): symptomatic improvement in bar staff following smoke-free legislation in Scotland. Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 66(5), pp. 339-346. (doi:10.1136/oem.2008.040311)

Hilton, S., Bedford, H., Calnan, M., and Hunt, K. (2009) Competency, confidence and conflicting evidence: key issues affecting health visitors' use of research evidence in practice. BMC Nursing, 8(1), p. 4. (doi:10.1186/1472-6955-8-4)

Hilton, S., Hunt, K., Langan, M., Hamilton, V., and Petticrew, M. (2009) Reporting of MMR evidence in professional publications: 1988-2007. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 94(11), pp. 831-833. (doi:10.1136/adc.2008.154310)

Hilton, S., Hunt, K., Emslie, C., Salinas, M., and Ziebland, S. (2008) Have men been overlooked? A comparison of young men and women's experiences of chemotherapy-induced alopecia. Psycho-Oncology, 17(6), pp. 577-583. (doi:10.1002/pon.1272)

Hilton, S., Cameron, J., MacLean, F., and Petticrew, M. (2008) Observations from behind the bar: changing patrons' behaviours in response to smoke-free legislation in Scotland. BMC Public Health, 8(1), p. 238. (doi:10.1186/1471-2458-8-238)

Semple, S., Maccalman, L., Naji, A. A., Dempsey, S., Hilton, S., Miller, B.G., and Ayres, J.G. (2007) Bar workers' exposure to second-hand smoke: the effect of Scottish smoke-free legislation on occupational exposure. Annals of Occupational Hygiene, 51(7), pp. 571-580. (doi:10.1093/annhyg/mem044)

Hilton, S., Hunt, K., and Petticrew, M. (2007) Gaps in parental understandings and experiences of vaccine-preventable diseases: a qualitative study. Child: Care, Health and Development, 33(2), pp. 170-179. (doi:10.1111/j.1365-2214.2006.00647.x)

Hilton, S., Hunt, K., and Petticrew, M. (2007) MMR: marginalised, misrepresented and rejected? Autism: a focus group study. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 92, pp. 322-327. (doi:10.1136/adc.2006.109686)

Hilton, S., Petticrew, M., and Hunt, K. (2007) Parents' champions vs. vested interests: who do parents believe about MMR? A qualitative study. BMC Public Health, 7(42), (doi:10.1186/1471-2458-7-42)

Hilton, S., Semple, S., Miller, B.G., MacCalman, L., Petticrew, M., Dempsey, S., Naji, A., and Ayres, J.G. (2007) Expectations and changing attitudes of bar workers before and after the implementation of smoke-free legislation in Scotland. BMC Public Health, 7(206), (doi:10.1186/1471-2458-7-206)

Petticrew, M., Semple, S., Hilton, S., Creely, K.S., Eadie, D., Ritchie, D., Ferrell, C., Christopher, Y., and Hurley, F. (2007) Covert observation in practice: lessons from the evaluation of the prohibition of smoking in public places in Scotland. BMC Public Health, 7(204), (doi:10.1186/1471-2458-7-204)

Hilton, S., Petticrew, M., and Hunt, K. (2006) ‘Combined vaccines are like a sudden onslaught to the body's immune system’: Parental concerns about vaccine ‘overload’ and ‘immune-vulnerability'. Vaccine, 24(20), pp. 4321-4327. (doi:10.1016/j.vaccine.2006.03.003)

Conference Proceedings

Fergie, G., Boydell-Wright, N., McDaid, L., and Hilton, S. (2013) Reflecting on the Opportunities and Pitfalls of Online Focus Groups for Qualitative Health Research. In: 12th Annual Advances in Qualitative Methods Conference, Edmonton, Canada, 21-23 Jun 2013, (Unpublished)

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