Professor Eilish Gilvarry is Clinical Director of Specialties and Forensic Services at Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust, Consultant Psychiatrist in Addictions at Newcastle Addictions Service, and Honorary Professor of Addiction Psychiatry at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. She was interviewed by Dr Sharon Cox in 2018 for the Women in Addiction project. Eilish talks about the importance of being ambitious and seizing opportunities, some negative as well as positive influences on her career, and foundational feminist beliefs and work ethics from her upbringing.