Women in Addiction

A series of short films highlighting women who have made a contribution to the field of addiction

The Women in Addiction project was developed in 2018 to coincide with the centenary of the 1918 Representation of the People Act, when the first women in the UK were given the right to vote. The aim of the project was to celebrate some of the inspirational female role models from the field of addiction through a series of short films.

The films showcase academics of the past, present, and future, including Mary Scharlieb, the first female president of the SSA (from 1912 to 1916), and Dr Caitlin Notley, the first woman, and first person, to successfully secure funding from the SSA for a post-doctoral research fellowship.

Women in Addiction was funded by the SSA, and produced by Dr Sharon Cox (London South Bank University) and Dr Sally Marlow (King’s College London).

Qiana Brown

Niamh Eastwood

Eilish Gilvarry

Ann McNeill

Caitlin Notley

Mary Scharlieb

Nora Volkow

Group interview