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 viral hepatitis, authoring over 160 publications. Her research included the development of models to estimate the impact of antiviral therapy on the future burden of hepatitis C related liver disease in Scotland, which provided the key evidence to guide a public health response and culminated in Scottish Government investing significantly in their globally recognised Action Plan on Hepatitis C. During the implementation and evaluation phases of Scotland’s Plan, she 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. She was a member of the organising committee for the inaugural World Hepatitis Summit, hosted in Glasgow during 2015.