Dr Michele Hilton Boon

  • Research Associate (MRC/CSO Social & Public Health Sciences Unit)

Biography

Within the Informing Healthy Public Policy programme I focus on evidence synthesis methods and public health policy evaluation. I am working on Cochrane reviews that evaluate the taxation of sugar-sweetened beverages and sugar-added foods. I also research the application of GRADE methodology in public health. I am a methods editor for Cochrane Public Health.

Prior to joining SPHSU, I worked as a programme manager in the National Health Service for ten years, where my projects included national clinical guidelines, the national cancer quality indicator programme, and healthcare standards.

In 2016-17 I was a European Respiratory Society Fellow in Guidelines Methodology based at the Iberoamerican Cochrane Centre, Barcelona, and at NICE in Manchester.


Research interests

Research Interests: health policy evaluation, natural experiments, systematic review methods, sugar-sweetened beverage taxation, cancer prevention, CVD prevention, breast cancer (prevention, risk prediction, screening), fifth wave public health, healthcare improvement.

Expertise:  Systematic reviews, non-randomised studies, natural experiments, regression discontinuity, guideline development, GRADE, healthcare quality standards and indicators, qualitative methods.
 


Publications

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Jump to: 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2010 | 2008
Number of items: 15.

2020

Pfinder, M., Heise, T. L., Hilton Boon, M. , Pega, F., Fenton, C. , Griebler, U., Gartlehner, G., Sommer, I., Katikireddi, S. V. and Lhachimi, S. K. (2020) Taxation of unprocessed sugar or sugar-added foods for reducing their consumption and preventing obesity or other adverse health outcomes. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, (Accepted for Publication)

Butler, J., Black, C., Craig, P. , Dibben, C., Dundas, R. , Hilton Boon, M. and Popham, F. (2020) The long-term health effects of attending a selective school: a natural experiment. BMC Medicine, (Accepted for Publication)

Morice, A. H. et al. (2020) ERS guidelines on the diagnosis and treatment of chronic cough in adults and children. European Respiratory Journal, 55(1), 1901136. (doi: 10.1183/13993003.01136-2019) (PMID:31515408)

2019

Louro, J., Posso, M., Hilton Boon, M. , Román, M., Domingo, L., Castells, X. and Sala, M. (2019) A systematic review and quality assessment of individualised breast cancer risk prediction models. British Journal of Cancer, 121(1), pp. 76-85. (doi: 10.1038/s41416-019-0476-8) (PMID:31114019) (PMCID:PMC6738106)

2018

Hilton Boon, M. , Thomson, H., Campbell, M., Craig, P. and Moore, L. (2018) Development and Application of the RD-10 Critical Appraisal Checklist in a Systematic Review of 181 Regression Discontinuity Studies. 25th Cochrane Colloquium, Edinburgh, UK, 16-18 Sep 2018.

Thomson, H. , Craig, P. , Hilton-Boon, M. , Campbell, M. and Katikireddi, S. V. (2018) Applying the ROBINS-I tool to natural experiments: an example from public health. Systematic Reviews, 7, 15. (doi: 10.1186/s13643-017-0659-4) (PMID:29368630) (PMCID:PMC5784724)

2016

Hilton Boon, M.L. , Craig, P. , Moore, L. and Thomson, H. (2016) OP69 Regression discontinuity designs in the evaluation of health interventions, policies, and outcomes: a systematic review. Society for Social Medicine 60th Annual Scientific Meeting, York, UK, 14-16 Sep 2016. A39.2-A39. (doi:10.1136/jech-2016-208064.69)

2015

Hilton Boon, M. , Craig, P. , Moore, L. and Thomson, H. (2015) Evaluation of public health interventions using regression discontinuity designs: a systematic review. Other. University of York, York.

Hilton Boon, M. , Harbour, J., Ritchie, K., Thompson, L. and RARE-Bestpractices Consortium, (2015) Report of an international workshop to explore the utility of the AGREE II instrument for appraisal of rare disease guidelines. Rare Diseases and Orphan Drugs: An International Journal of Public Health, 2(1), pp. 11-15.

2014

Hilton Boon, M. , Ritchie, K., Manson, J. and RARE-Bestpractices Consortium, (2014) Improving the retrieval and dissemination of rare disease guidelines and research recommendations: a RARE-Bestpractices initiative. Rare Diseases and Orphan Drugs: An International Journal of Public Health, 1(1), pp. 20-29.

Taruscio, D. et al. (2014) RARE-Bestpractices: a platform for sharing best practices for the management of rare diseases. Rare Diseases and Orphan Drugs: An International Journal of Public Health, 1(1),

Manson, J., Ritchie, K. and Hilton Boon, M. (2014) RARE-Best Practices: Addressing inequalities in rare disease management. European Journal of Public Health, 24(S2), cku166-143. (doi: 10.1093/eurpub/cku166.143)

Taruscio, D. et al. (2014) RARE-Bestpractices: A Platform for Sharing Best Practices for the Management of Rare Diseases. 7th European Conference on Rare Diseases and Orphan Products (ERCD 2014), Berlin, Germany, 8-10 May 2014. O14. (doi:10.1186/1750-1172-9-S1-O14)

2010

Burden, A.D., Hilton Boon, M. , Leman, J., Wilson, H., Richmond, R. and Ormerod, A.D. (2010) Diagnosis and management of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis in adults: summary of SIGN guidance. British Medical Journal, 341(7780), c5623. (doi: 10.1136/bmj.c5623) (PMID:21036815)

2008

British Thoracic Society Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Net, and , (2008) British guideline on the management of asthma. Thorax, 63(Suppl.), iv1-iv121. (doi: 10.1136/thx.2008.097741) (PMID:18463203)

This list was generated on Wed Apr 8 08:56:11 2020 BST.
Number of items: 15.

Articles

Pfinder, M., Heise, T. L., Hilton Boon, M. , Pega, F., Fenton, C. , Griebler, U., Gartlehner, G., Sommer, I., Katikireddi, S. V. and Lhachimi, S. K. (2020) Taxation of unprocessed sugar or sugar-added foods for reducing their consumption and preventing obesity or other adverse health outcomes. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, (Accepted for Publication)

Butler, J., Black, C., Craig, P. , Dibben, C., Dundas, R. , Hilton Boon, M. and Popham, F. (2020) The long-term health effects of attending a selective school: a natural experiment. BMC Medicine, (Accepted for Publication)

Morice, A. H. et al. (2020) ERS guidelines on the diagnosis and treatment of chronic cough in adults and children. European Respiratory Journal, 55(1), 1901136. (doi: 10.1183/13993003.01136-2019) (PMID:31515408)

Louro, J., Posso, M., Hilton Boon, M. , Román, M., Domingo, L., Castells, X. and Sala, M. (2019) A systematic review and quality assessment of individualised breast cancer risk prediction models. British Journal of Cancer, 121(1), pp. 76-85. (doi: 10.1038/s41416-019-0476-8) (PMID:31114019) (PMCID:PMC6738106)

Thomson, H. , Craig, P. , Hilton-Boon, M. , Campbell, M. and Katikireddi, S. V. (2018) Applying the ROBINS-I tool to natural experiments: an example from public health. Systematic Reviews, 7, 15. (doi: 10.1186/s13643-017-0659-4) (PMID:29368630) (PMCID:PMC5784724)

Hilton Boon, M. , Harbour, J., Ritchie, K., Thompson, L. and RARE-Bestpractices Consortium, (2015) Report of an international workshop to explore the utility of the AGREE II instrument for appraisal of rare disease guidelines. Rare Diseases and Orphan Drugs: An International Journal of Public Health, 2(1), pp. 11-15.

Hilton Boon, M. , Ritchie, K., Manson, J. and RARE-Bestpractices Consortium, (2014) Improving the retrieval and dissemination of rare disease guidelines and research recommendations: a RARE-Bestpractices initiative. Rare Diseases and Orphan Drugs: An International Journal of Public Health, 1(1), pp. 20-29.

Taruscio, D. et al. (2014) RARE-Bestpractices: a platform for sharing best practices for the management of rare diseases. Rare Diseases and Orphan Drugs: An International Journal of Public Health, 1(1),

Manson, J., Ritchie, K. and Hilton Boon, M. (2014) RARE-Best Practices: Addressing inequalities in rare disease management. European Journal of Public Health, 24(S2), cku166-143. (doi: 10.1093/eurpub/cku166.143)

Burden, A.D., Hilton Boon, M. , Leman, J., Wilson, H., Richmond, R. and Ormerod, A.D. (2010) Diagnosis and management of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis in adults: summary of SIGN guidance. British Medical Journal, 341(7780), c5623. (doi: 10.1136/bmj.c5623) (PMID:21036815)

British Thoracic Society Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Net, and , (2008) British guideline on the management of asthma. Thorax, 63(Suppl.), iv1-iv121. (doi: 10.1136/thx.2008.097741) (PMID:18463203)

Research Reports or Papers

Hilton Boon, M. , Craig, P. , Moore, L. and Thomson, H. (2015) Evaluation of public health interventions using regression discontinuity designs: a systematic review. Other. University of York, York.

Conference or Workshop Item

Hilton Boon, M. , Thomson, H., Campbell, M., Craig, P. and Moore, L. (2018) Development and Application of the RD-10 Critical Appraisal Checklist in a Systematic Review of 181 Regression Discontinuity Studies. 25th Cochrane Colloquium, Edinburgh, UK, 16-18 Sep 2018.

Hilton Boon, M.L. , Craig, P. , Moore, L. and Thomson, H. (2016) OP69 Regression discontinuity designs in the evaluation of health interventions, policies, and outcomes: a systematic review. Society for Social Medicine 60th Annual Scientific Meeting, York, UK, 14-16 Sep 2016. A39.2-A39. (doi:10.1136/jech-2016-208064.69)

Taruscio, D. et al. (2014) RARE-Bestpractices: A Platform for Sharing Best Practices for the Management of Rare Diseases. 7th European Conference on Rare Diseases and Orphan Products (ERCD 2014), Berlin, Germany, 8-10 May 2014. O14. (doi:10.1186/1750-1172-9-S1-O14)

This list was generated on Wed Apr 8 08:56:11 2020 BST.

Supervision

    2019 Luiza Gasparino, MSc Global Health, "Evaluation of salt reduction programmes in low- and middle-income countries: a methodological review."

Teaching

I teach RSDA6185, "Systematic Reviews - From Protocol to Publication." Past teaching includes courses on health policy and numerous systematic review and guideline methodology workshops.