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Dr Andrea Hilton

Senior Lecturer and Programme director, Non-Medical Prescribing

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Department of Paramedical, Perioperative and Advanced Practice

Summary

Andrea is a pharmacist who has previously worked in primary care and in community pharmacy.

She gained her undergraduate degree (first class honours) in pharmacy from the University of Bradford in 1999, before completing an MSc in clinical pharmacy while working in secondary care.

Andrea completed her PhD in 2006 while working on the MRC-funded RESPECT trial. Her PhD was entitled Development and Validation of a UK Medication Appropriateness Index.

She has been chair of the local branch of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, as well as the chair of the Hull Pharmacy Association.

Projects and grants

- Can a clinical medication review improve the pharmacological treatment of behaviours in dementia that challenge in care home residents: a pilot study (MEDREV-D) (2014), National Institute for Health Research: Research for patient benefit, £198,000 (co-applicant), lead Aston University

- A qualitative scoping study exploring the role of the community pharmacist in medication management in people with dementia dwelling in the community. (2014) Pharmacy Research UK, £54,000 (co-applicant)

- An exploratory study to establish how pharmacists can facilitate shared decision making which supports the personalised care agenda for patients. (2013) Hull Pharmacists Association, £10,000 (PI)

- Challenge Demcare: Management of challenging behaviour in dementia at home and in care homes. (2007) National Institute for Health Research: Programme Grant, £1.9m (co-applicant)

Journal Article

Medication review plus person-centred care: a feasibility study of a pharmacy-health psychology dual intervention to improve care for people living with dementia

Maidment, I. D., Damery, S., Campbell, N., Seare, N., Fox, C., Iliffe, S., …Shaw, R. (2018). Medication review plus person-centred care: a feasibility study of a pharmacy-health psychology dual intervention to improve care for people living with dementia. BMC Psychiatry, 18(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s12888-018-1907-4

A qualitative study exploring medication management in people with dementia living in the community and the potential role of the community pharmacist

Maidment, I. D., Aston, L., Moutela, T., Fox, C. G., & Hilton, A. (2017). A qualitative study exploring medication management in people with dementia living in the community and the potential role of the community pharmacist. Health Expectations, 20(5), 929-942. https://doi.org/10.1111/hex.12534

Exploring the evidence base for how people with dementia and their informal carers manage their medication in the community : a mixed studies review

Hilton, A., Aston, L., Maidment, I., Moutela, T., & Shaw, R. (2017). Exploring the evidence base for how people with dementia and their informal carers manage their medication in the community : a mixed studies review. BMC Geriatrics, 17(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s12877-017-0638-6

Challenge Demcare: management of challenging behaviour in dementia at home and in care homes – development, evaluation and implementation of an online individualised intervention for care homes; and a cohort study of specialist community mental health care for families

Moniz-Cook, E., Hart, C., Woods, B., Whitaker, C., James, I., Russell, I., …Manthorpe, J. (2017). Challenge Demcare: management of challenging behaviour in dementia at home and in care homes – development, evaluation and implementation of an online individualised intervention for care homes; and a cohort study of specialist community mental health care for families. Programme Grants for Applied Research, 5(15), 1-290. doi:10.3310/pgfar05150

The structure of mentors' behaviour in clinical nursing education: Confirmatory factor analysis

Chen, Y., Watson, R., & Hilton, A. (2018). The structure of mentors' behaviour in clinical nursing education: Confirmatory factor analysis. Nurse education today, 68, 192-197. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2018.06.018

Postgraduate supervision

Andrea welcomes applications in

- Dementia research

- Medicines optimisation

- Pharmaceutical care

- Mixed methods research

Completed PhDs

- Yanhua Chen, PhD (2015), Developing and Validating a Scale to Study Mentors' Behaviour in Nursing Education, University of Hull (funded by Luzhou Hospital, China)

Current PhD supervisions

- Xiaolei Zhao: 2017 -2020, Development of an app for diabetes

- Khaldoon Obiedate 2019- 2022, Mental health in Jordan

- Rosie Dunn 2019 – 2022 (University of Hull Scholarship), An exploration of the reality of couples living with dementia and multimorbidity