Initially trained as a pharmacist, Aaron Koay (he/him) is currently a PhD researcher at the UCL Institute for Global Health under the supervision of Prof Sarah Hawkes. Funded by the UCL-Birkbeck MRC DTP (Health of the Public) and UCL International Scholar Award for Doctoral Training, Aaron’s interdisciplinary PhD research explores the operationalisation of intersectionality in global health governance to achieve health equity. 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 Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Group. Notably, Aaron has received numerous prestigious awards, including the UCD Patrick Clancy Award (2022), Trinity Gold Medal (2019), Alexion Senior Sophister Pharmacy Prize (2019), Laidlaw Scholarship (2018) and Trinity Foundation Scholarship (2017). You can find Aaron doing a headstand on his yoga mat when he is not at work! Follow Aaron on Twitter @aaroncckoay.