2024
Aaron Akpu Philip (AAP)

"As long as you are still on the ladder, you will get to the top. Keep climbing."

About Aaron

Aaron Akpu Philip is a Public Health Practitioner with up to a decade of experience researching, working
and volunteering in the development and not-for-profit settings in Nigeria, United Kingdom and Australia.
He holds a first degree in Microbiology from Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Nigeria, and an M.Sc. in Public
Health-Health Promotion from Leeds Beckett University, United Kingdom.

Aaron is currently under examination for his completed PhD thesis in Public Health at Queensland
University of Technology (QUT). Drawing from his academic and professional experience, Aaron’s PhD
research was titled "Double Wahala for Dead Body – Adherence of Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) among
Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) in Nigeria". His PhD is
expected to go through examination and be awarded in the coming months. He has worked as a Sessional
Academic at QUT and supported the learning of students on the “Contemporary Human Rights” course.

Aaron is a research associate and a post-doctoral research fellow (in waiting) at Australia Red Cross
Lifeblood, an organisation that has been delivering one of the world’s safest supplies of blood and blood
products for more than 90 years as well as world class research and expertise. At Lifeblood, Aaron conducts
research on sexual health and diversity projects in relation to donation of blood and other blood products.

His skills and competencies include program plan development, HIV counseling, HIV referrals, and escort
services, risks and health needs assessment, Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E), and social behaviour
change and communication. He has worked with vulnerable and priority groups in Nigeria (orphans and
vulnerable children, injecting drug users, persons with disabilities, and sex workers) as well as with the
Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community in the UK. More information about Aaron's work is
available on his LinkedIn profile.

In Aaron's quest for impact, he uses his personal stories to inspire young people toward personal and
professional growth. He writes on development issues that premise on health, disability inclusion, human
rights, and governance.

Connect with me on Social Media

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About Aaron

Aaron Akpu Philip is a Public Health Practitioner with up to a decade of experience researching, working and volunteering in the development and not-for-profit settings in Nigeria, United Kingdom and Australia. He holds a first degree in Microbiology from Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Nigeria, and an M.Sc. in Public Health-Health Promotion from Leeds Beckett University, United Kingdom.

Aaron is currently under examination for his completed PhD thesis in Public Health at Queensland University of Technology (QUT). Drawing from his academic and professional experience, Aaron’s PhD research was titled "Double Wahala for Dead Body – Adherence of Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) among Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) in Nigeria". His PhD is expected to go through examination and be awarded in the coming months. He has worked as a Sessional Academic at QUT and supported the learning of students on the “Contemporary Human Rights” course.

Aaron is a research associate and a post-doctoral research fellow (in waiting) at Australia Red Cross Lifeblood, an organisation that has been delivering one of the world’s safest supplies of blood and blood products for more than 90 years as well as world class research and expertise. At Lifeblood, Aaron conducts research on sexual health and diversity projects in relation to donation of blood and other blood products.

His skills and competencies include program plan development, HIV counseling, HIV referrals, and escort services, risks and health needs assessment, Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E), and social behaviour change and communication. He has worked with vulnerable and priority groups in Nigeria (orphans and vulnerable children, injecting drug users, persons with disabilities, and sex workers) as well as with the Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community in the UK. More information about Aaron's work is available on his LinkedIn profile.

In Aaron's quest for impact, he uses his personal stories to inspire young people toward personal and professional growth. He writes on development issues that premise on health, disability inclusion, human
rights, and governance.

Connect with me on Social Media

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