Dr Andrea Hilton

Dr Andrea Hilton

Reader and Programme director, Non-Medical Prescribing

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • School of Paramedical PeriOperative and Advanced Practice

Qualifications

  • BPharm
  • MSc
  • PhD / DPhil (University of Bradford)
  • PGCert

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)

Non-Medical Prescribing

Pharmacology

Recent outputs

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Journal Article

Exploring the interplay between dementia, multiple health conditions and couplehood: A qualitative evidence review and meta-ethnography

Dunn, R., Wolverson, E., & Hilton, A. (in press). Exploring the interplay between dementia, multiple health conditions and couplehood: A qualitative evidence review and meta-ethnography. Dementia, https://doi.org/10.1177/14713012231214017

The "vicious circle" of chronic cough: The patient experience – qualitative synthesis

Brindle, K., Morice, A., Carter, N., Sykes, D., Zhang, M., & Hilton, A. (2023). The “vicious circle” of chronic cough: The patient experience – qualitative synthesis. ERJ Open Research, 9(3), Article 00094-2023. https://doi.org/10.1183/23120541.00094-2023

Understanding primary care diagnosis and management of sleep disturbance for people with dementia or mild cognitive impairment: a realist review protocol

Greene, L., Aryankhesal, A., Megson, M., Blake, J., Wong, G., Briscoe, S., …Fox, C. (2022). Understanding primary care diagnosis and management of sleep disturbance for people with dementia or mild cognitive impairment: a realist review protocol. BMJ open, 12(11), Article e067424. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2022-067424

Conceptualising comorbidity and multimorbidity in dementia: A scoping review and syndemic framework

Dunn, R., Clayton, E., Wolverson, E., & Hilton, A. (2022). Conceptualising comorbidity and multimorbidity in dementia: A scoping review and syndemic framework. Journal of Multimorbidity and Comorbidity, 12, https://doi.org/10.1177/26335565221128432

Prevention of alcohol related harm though preconception care: A scoping review of barriers and enablers

Smith, L., Hilton, A., Walker, J., Alfred, L., Ahankari, A., & Schölin, L. (2022). Prevention of alcohol related harm though preconception care: A scoping review of barriers and enablers. Dialogues in Health, 1, Article 100040. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dialog.2022.100040

Research interests

- Primary Care/Medicines optimisation/Pharmaceutical care/ Prescribing/Pharmacy

- Dementia research

Lead investigator

Project

Funder

Grant

Started

Status

Project

PPI for PBP research - Exploring the role, responsibilities and impact of pharmacists working in primary care (GP surgeries)

Funder

NIHR National Institute for Health Research

Grant

£470.00

Started

1 April 2019

Status

Complete

Project

A rapid realist synthesis of community pharmacy support for the public health agenda during the COVID-19 pandemic and future health emergencies

Funder

MRC Medical Research Council

Grant

£2,524.00

Started

20 July 2020

Status

Complete

Co-investigator

Project

Funder

Grant

Started

Status

Project

The Biomarker Driven Antifungal Stewardship in AML: The BioDriveAFS Trial

Funder

NIHR National Institute for Health Research

Grant

£97,102.00

Started

1 September 2021

Status

Ongoing

Project

The clinical, social and cost effectiveness of a decision support tool to optimise tailored community-based tailored management of sleep (TIMES) for people living with dementia or mild cognitive impairment and sleep disturbance TIMES - Tailored ManagEment of Sleep TIMES

Funder

NIHR National Institute for Health Research

Grant

£434,337.00

Started

1 February 2022

Status

Ongoing

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)

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

Current PhD supervisions

- 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

Committee/Steering group role

Validation panel member - Royal Pharmaceutical Society - prescriber supervision competency framework

2019 - 2019

Chair of Hull York Medical School - Student FtP (Chair from 2019)

2014 - 2020

Member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society research conference panel

2013 - 2019

External examiner role

External examiner - University of Nottingham

2016 - 2020

Journal editorial role

Editorial Advisory Board of Clinical Pharmacist

2016 - 2016

Editorial Board Member Health Expectations

2016

Membership/Fellowship of professional body

Senior Fellow HEA

2016

National/International learned society/body role

Member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society

1999

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