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Sir Ian Gilmore

Senior adviser on alcohol

Sir Ian Gilmore is a professor of hepatology, director of the Liverpool Centre for Alcohol Research, and chair of the Alcohol Health Alliance.

Ian is also the past president of the Royal College of Physicians. He trained at Cambridge University and St Thomas' Hospital, qualifying in 1971 and subsequently specialising in gastroenterology, specifically liver disease.

The purpose of the special adviser role on alcohol is to:

  • advise the RCP on issues relating to alcohol 
  • act as a primary RCP spokesperson to the media on issues relating to alcohol, as advised by the RCP’s media team and/or senior officers 
  • contribute to the RCP advisory group on reducing inequalities in health and wellbeing’s work on the development of the RCP’s strategy to reduce health inequalities.