Aaron Koay (he/him) is a pharmacist and first year PhD researcher at UCL, funded by the UCL-Birkbeck MRC DTP and UCL International Scholar Award for Doctoral Training. A believer in research as critical social justice praxis, Aaron seeks to undertake an interdisciplinary PhD in global health policy and inequities by synergising his training and expertise across population health, health policy, sociology, pharmacy and racial justice activism. Before relocating to London, Aaron – who hails from Penang – spent eight fond years in Dublin and acquired a BSc in Pharmacy (TCD), MPharm (TCD) and MSc in Comparative Social Change (TCD and UCD). Aaron also served as an inaugural Co-chair (2021-22) of the TCD Faculty of Health Sciences EDI Group. Notably, Aaron has received numerous prestigious awards, including the UCD Patrick Clancy Award (2022), Trinity Gold Medal (2019), Laidlaw Scholarship (2018) and Trinity Foundation Scholarship (2017). You can also find Aaron doing a headstand on his yoga mat when he is not at work! Follow Aaron on Twitter @aaroncckoay.