H Thomson

Summary

Affiliation: National Institute for Medical Research
Country: UK

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Improving utility of evidence synthesis for healthy public policy: the three Rs (relevance, rigor, and readability [and resources])
    Hilary Thomson
    MRC CSO Social and Public Health Science Unit, Glasgow, United Kingdom
    Am J Public Health 103:e17-23. 2013
  2. pmc Parenting interventions for male young offenders: a review of the evidence on what works
    K Buston
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, 4 Lilybank Gardens, Glasgow G12 8RZ, UK
    J Adolesc 35:731-42. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Housing improvements for health and associated socio-economic outcomes
    Hilary Thomson
    Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, Medical Research Council, Glasgow, UK
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2:CD008657. 2013
  4. pmc External validity in healthy public policy: application of the RE-AIM tool to the field of housing improvement
    Hilary J Thomson
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, Glasgow, Scotland G12 8RZ, UK
    BMC Public Health 12:633. 2012
  5. pmc Challenges in evaluating Welfare to Work policy interventions: would an RCT design have been the answer to all our problems?
    Kathryn Skivington
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, 4 Lilybank Gardens, Glasgow, G12 8RZ, UK
    BMC Public Health 10:254. 2010
  6. pmc 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
    Matt Egan
    Medical Research Council Chief Scientist Office Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, 4 Lilybank Gardens, Glasgow, UK
    BMC Med Res Methodol 10:41. 2010
  7. pmc The health impacts of housing improvement: a systematic review of intervention studies from 1887 to 2007
    Hilary Thomson
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, 4 Lilybank Gardens, Glasgow, UK, G12 8RZ
    Am J Public Health 99:S681-92. 2009
  8. pmc Assessing the unintended health impacts of road transport policies and interventions: translating research evidence for use in policy and practice
    Hilary Thomson
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, Glasgow, UK
    BMC Public Health 8:339. 2008
  9. pmc A dose of realism for healthy urban policy: lessons from area-based initiatives in the UK
    H Thomson
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, 4 Lilybank Gardens, Glasgow G128RZ, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 62:932-6. 2008
  10. pmc Health impact assessment of housing improvements: incorporating research evidence
    H Thomson
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, Glasgow, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 57:11-6. 2003

Detail Information

Publications19

  1. doi request reprint Improving utility of evidence synthesis for healthy public policy: the three Rs (relevance, rigor, and readability [and resources])
    Hilary Thomson
    MRC CSO Social and Public Health Science Unit, Glasgow, United Kingdom
    Am J Public Health 103:e17-23. 2013
    ..Using the interrelated principles of relevance, rigor, and readability, and in light of available resources, this article considers how utility of evidence synthesis for healthy public policy might be improved. ..
  2. pmc Parenting interventions for male young offenders: a review of the evidence on what works
    K Buston
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, 4 Lilybank Gardens, Glasgow G12 8RZ, UK
    J Adolesc 35:731-42. 2012
    ..Future evaluations should collect longer-term behavioural parent and child outcome data and should use comparison groups and, ideally, randomization...
  3. doi request reprint Housing improvements for health and associated socio-economic outcomes
    Hilary Thomson
    Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, Medical Research Council, Glasgow, UK
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2:CD008657. 2013
    ..Evaluations may not detect long term health impacts due to limited follow-up periods. Impacts on socio-economic determinants of health may be a valuable proxy indication of the potential for longer term health impacts...
  4. pmc External validity in healthy public policy: application of the RE-AIM tool to the field of housing improvement
    Hilary J Thomson
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, Glasgow, Scotland G12 8RZ, UK
    BMC Public Health 12:633. 2012
    ..Few tools are available and most of this work has been done within the field of health promotion...
  5. pmc Challenges in evaluating Welfare to Work policy interventions: would an RCT design have been the answer to all our problems?
    Kathryn Skivington
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, 4 Lilybank Gardens, Glasgow, G12 8RZ, UK
    BMC Public Health 10:254. 2010
    ..This paper explores the issues that arose in designing a suitable evaluation of the Pathways Advisory Service...
  6. pmc 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
    Matt Egan
    Medical Research Council Chief Scientist Office Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, 4 Lilybank Gardens, Glasgow, UK
    BMC Med Res Methodol 10:41. 2010
    ..The GoWell Programme has been designed to measure effects on health and wellbeing of multi-faceted regeneration interventions on residents of disadvantaged neighbourhoods in the city of Glasgow, Scotland...
  7. pmc The health impacts of housing improvement: a systematic review of intervention studies from 1887 to 2007
    Hilary Thomson
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, 4 Lilybank Gardens, Glasgow, UK, G12 8RZ
    Am J Public Health 99:S681-92. 2009
    ..We conducted a systematic review of the health impacts of housing improvement...
  8. pmc Assessing the unintended health impacts of road transport policies and interventions: translating research evidence for use in policy and practice
    Hilary Thomson
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, Glasgow, UK
    BMC Public Health 8:339. 2008
    ..Collaborations between HIA practitioners and specialist reviewers to develop syntheses of best available evidence applied specifically to HIA could promote the use of evidence in practice...
  9. pmc A dose of realism for healthy urban policy: lessons from area-based initiatives in the UK
    H Thomson
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, 4 Lilybank Gardens, Glasgow G128RZ, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 62:932-6. 2008
    ..However, lack of evidence is not grounds to abandon the concept of healthy urban policy; adoption of more realistic expectations together with improved evaluation data may help to increase its credibility...
  10. pmc Health impact assessment of housing improvements: incorporating research evidence
    H Thomson
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, Glasgow, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 57:11-6. 2003
    ..However, concerns have been raised about the utility and predictive value of an HIA. Use of existing research data would add more weight to forecasts by an HIA. METHODS, RESULTS, and..
  11. pmc 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
    H Thomson
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, Glasgow, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 57:663-7. 2003
    ..To assess the health impacts of local public swimming pool and leisure provision...
  12. pmc Effects of disseminating research findings on response rates in a community survey: a randomised controlled trial
    D S Morrison
    Greater Glasgow NHS Board, Glasgow, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 57:536-7. 2003
  13. pmc The health impacts of housing-led regeneration: a prospective controlled study
    Hilary Thomson
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow, 4 Lilybank Gardens, Glasgow G12 8RZ, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 61:211-4. 2007
    ..To evaluate self-reported changes in housing quality and health associated with housing-led area regeneration...
  14. doi request reprint Publication bias in qualitative research: what becomes of qualitative research presented at conferences?
    M Petticrew
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, Glasgow, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 62:552-4. 2008
    ..This has been well documented for quantitative studies, but has never been explored in relation to qualitative research...
  15. pmc The psychosocial and health effects of workplace reorganisation. 1. A systematic review of organisational-level interventions that aim to increase employee control
    Matt Egan
    Medical Research Council Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow, 4 Lilybank Gardens, Glasgow G128RZ, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 61:945-54. 2007
    ..Systematic review of the health and psychosocial effects of increasing employee participation and control through workplace reorganisation, with reference to the "demand-control-support" model of workplace health...
  16. pmc Evaluating the health effects of social interventions
    Hilary Thomson
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, Glasgow, G12 8RZ
    BMJ 328:282-5. 2004
  17. pmc Evaluation of the health effects of a neighbourhood traffic calming scheme
    David S Morrison
    Greater Glasgow NHS Board, Dalian House, PO Box 15329, 350 St Vincent Street, Glasgow G3 8YZ, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 58:837-40. 2004
    ..To assess the secondary health impacts of a traffic calming scheme on a community...
  18. pmc Mothers' use of and attitudes to BabyCheck
    Hilary Thomson
    Department of General Practice, University of Glasgow
    Br J Gen Pract 52:314-6. 2002
    ..Further evaluation of BabyCheck is needed to find its ideal role in the assessment and monitoring of infant illness...