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Dr. Matthew Clarke is a histopathology trainee and clinical fellow at the Institute of Cancer Research (London, UK) working towards a PhD in ‘the molecular pathology of infant glioma.’ He graduated from the University of Liverpool with a BSc in Zoology in 2004, and achieved his MBChB from Keele University in 2010. He completed his foundation training at what is now the Royal Stoke University Hospital before gaining a core surgical training post in London where he achieved his MRCS examinations. He subsequently changed career paths and successfully became a histopathology trainee in 2013. He is very committed to and involved with the Royal College of Pathologists (RCPath) and other pathology societies; formerly a trainee councilor and now deputy meetings secretary for the British Division of the International Academy of Pathology (BDIAP), the Association of Clinical Pathologists (ACP) trainee communications officer, and the current Chair of the Trainees’ Advisory Committee (TAC) for the RCPath. As the Chair of the TAC, he has been involved in implementing an anti-bullying and harassment campaign, helping to develop the inaugural ‘Foundation Taster Day’ event to promote pathology to junior doctors, is a regular contributor to the College Bulletin publication, and also took part in a video with Professor Sir James Underwood where he discussed histopathology past, present and future. He is also an Assistant Editor for the pathology magazine, ACP News where he frequently publishes articles related to current issues in pathology. He is has been very involved in teaching and public engagement work throughout his career, and was given the ‘ICR Public Engager of the Year’ award in 2017. After completion of his PhD, he is aiming to return to training in neuropathology with continued active involvement with academic and molecular pathology.