Hamish Innes is an epidemiologist/researcher working in the blood borne virus research team under Professor Sharon Hutchinson. His principle research field (which he has been studying since 2008) is the impact of chronic hepatitis C antiviral therapy. His work to date has underpinned key policies within both Scotland’s Hepatitis C Action Plan, and more recently, in Scotland’s sexual health and BBV framework. Hamish is the chief analyst of Scotland’s national hepatitis C clinical database, and in this regard works closely with Health Protection Scotland, as well as leading Scottish Hepatologists.
In 2008, Hamish attained an MSc degree at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (Major: Controlling infectious Disease) and is a BSc graduate of the University of Nottingham (Major: Biochemistry and Genetics). Hamish is now currently studying for his PhD here, at Glasgow Caledonian University. His thesis, which he intends to submit by 2015, is entitled 'The impact of hepatitis C antiviral therapy in Scotland'.