About Shanley

Shanley Smith is a researcher at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU), where she is part of the blood borne virus research team under Professor Sharon Hutchinson. Her principle research field is viral hepatitis. Part of her role at GCU involves close collaboration with the World Health Organization to track country progress on eliminating viral hepatitis.

A southern California native, Shanley earned a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science at Point Loma Nazarene University in 2011. In 2014, she moved to Glasgow, Scotland where she completed a master’s degree in Public Health. Prior to joining GCU, she held clinical and administrative roles in the fields of occupational health and research assistance. 

This speaker will be presenting at the following session(s)

  • Strategic direction 1: strategic information for focused action


    Day: 1 November

    Time: 14:00

    The Summit’s agenda takes the Global Health Sector Strategy on Viral Hepatitis (GHSS) - and its 5 strategic directions - as its framework. In this plenary session, strategic direction 1 looks at advocacy, political commitment and national planning.


    • Global viral hepatitis situation and response.
      Dr. Marc Bulterys, World Health Organization
    • WHO country profile report.
    • Shanley Smith, Glasgow Caledonian University
    • Progress in integrating civil society in the global viral hepatitis response.
      Raquel Peck, World Hepatitis Alliance
    • Country examples demonstrating the role of strategic information in national planning.

    Session objectives:

    To highlight

    • The role and importance of strategic information in planning and monitoring national responses.
    • The priority actions for countries and role of WHO in supporting countries.
    • The latest data on the global viral hepatitis situation and response.
    • Progress made in integrating civil society in the global viral hepatitis response and on global awareness activities.
    • Country examples demonstrating the important role of strategic information for focused action.