Dr Andrea Hilton

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

Qualifications

  • BPharm
  • MSc
  • PhD (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)

Undergraduate

Non-Medical Prescribing

Pharmacology

Recent outputs

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Journal Article

Development and validity testing of a type 1 diabetes resource for 10-19-years old adolescents in China

Zhao, X., Hilton, A., Watson, R., & Chen, Y. (in press). Development and validity testing of a type 1 diabetes resource for 10-19-years old adolescents in China. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pedn.2021.03.029

Dignity, well-being and identity: A qualitative study of older people's interpretations of how healthcare workers speak to them

Draper, P., & Hilton, A. (2021). Dignity, well-being and identity: A qualitative study of older people's interpretations of how healthcare workers speak to them. Nursing older people, 33(1), https://doi.org/10.7748/NOP.2020.E1261

MEDREV (pharmacy-health psychology intervention in people living with dementia with behaviour that challenges): The feasibility of measuring clinical outcomes and costs of the intervention

Maidment, I. D., Barton, G., Campbell, N., Shaw, R., Seare, N., Fox, C., …Damery, S. (2020). MEDREV (pharmacy-health psychology intervention in people living with dementia with behaviour that challenges): The feasibility of measuring clinical outcomes and costs of the intervention. BMC health services research, 20(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-020-5014-0

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

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

Research interests

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

- Dementia research

- Breast Cancer

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

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

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

Member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society research conference panel

2013 - 2019

External examiner role

External examiner - University of Nottingham

2016

Government advisory role

Department of Health - Departmental Expert Committee member (non-commercial) Advisory Committee on Borderline Substances

2012

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