Sharon Hutchinson

Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health, Glasgow Caledonian University

Sharon Hutchinson is a Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health at Glasgow Caledonian University. She leads a broad translational research programme on the epidemiology of HCV, authoring over 150 publications. Her research included the development of models to estimate the impact of antiviral therapy on the future burden of HCV related liver disease in Scotland, which provided the key evidence to guide a public health response and culminated in Scottish Government investing significantly (£100 million since 2008) in their now globally recognised Action Plan on Hepatitis C. She was actively involved in all phases of this Action Plan – including the development, coordination and evaluation – and Chaired the National Network on Information Generating Initiatives. Beyond Scotland, she has reviewed the evidence for and advised on the development of European guidance on the prevention of infectious diseases among people who inject drugs, and WHO guidance for the screening, care and treatment of HCV.

Experience

  • –present
    Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health, Glasgow Caledonian University