Sir Ian Gilmore has held many distinguished positions, including Professor of Medicine, President of the Royal College of Physicians of London, President of the British Society of Gastroenterology, Founder and Chair of the Alcohol Health Alliance, and adviser to the government on alcohol policy. He was interviewed by Kieran Moriarty for the Addiction Lives series on 24 January 2023. Highlights of the interview include Ian talking about:

  • being introduced to alcohol-related harm through caring for people with liver disease
  • his public resignation as co-chair of a Public Health England committee
  • political influence getting in the way of evidence-based policy
  • addiction psychiatry as a ‘dying breed’ of specialism
  • original thinkers in the field of addiction