From February 2017, information about the work of the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow is available and updated on the University of Glasgow website.

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Staff Member Biography

Michele Hilton Boon

Michele Hilton Boonposition: PhD Research Student

Contact Details

phone: 0141 353 7647


MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit,
University of Glasgow,
Top floor,
200, Renfield Street
G2 3QB

Biography and Interests

Michele worked as a programme manager and information scientist in the health service for ten years prior to joining the SPHSU Evaluation programme. Her projects with SIGN and Healthcare Improvement Scotland included ten national clinical guidelines, evidence reviews to support the national cancer quality indicator programme, implementation of HIV standards, national standards for nutritional care, and quality indicators for hepatitis C. As a PhD student supervised by Laurence Moore, Peter Craig, and Hilary Thomson, she is conducting systematic reviews and researching the application of natural experimental methods in the evaluation of population health interventions.

Michele earned a Master of Public Health with Distinction from the University of Glasgow in 2012, winning the Mackinlay Prize and the departmental prize for best research project (“Psychosocial needs in the context of treatment for psoriasis in the West of Scotland”). She additionally holds master’s degrees in information science (Dalhousie) and English literature (Acadia), and is a chartered librarian.



Hilton Boon M, Ritchie K, Manson J. Improving the retrieval and dissemination of rare disease guidelines and research recommendations: a RARE-Bestpractices initiative. Rare Diseases and Orphan Drugs 2014;1

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SMASAC Short Life Working Group on Lymphoedema. Lymphoedema Care in Scotland, Achieving Equity and Quality. Edinburgh, 2013

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Burden AD, Hilton Boon M, Leman J, Wilson H, Richmond R, Ormerod AD, Guideline Development Group . Diagnosis and management of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis in adults: summary of SIGN guidance. BMJ 2010;341:c5623

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