Dr Paul Saunders is a Biripi man who lives and works on Dharawal land. He is an Indigenous Research Fellow located within Western Sydney University’s School of Medicine and Translational Health Research Institute, and a casual Lecturer in Indigenous Health at University of Wollongong’s Graduate Medicine program. He holds a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) as well as a Master of Public Health (MPH). Dr Saunders is currently undertaking a PhD in medical education through Western Sydney University; his research seeks to explore the impact of Australian medical curricula on the development of student’s Indigenous cultural competency. He has experience in clinical medicine, medical devices, and Aboriginal health research, including research project management. His research experience is broad, encompassing clinical and social health research, primarily relating to Indigenous health and appropriate models of healthcare for Indigenous populations. Dr Saunders’ research interests include the social determinants of Indigenous health, medical education, as well as care coordination pathways and innovative models of care for Indigenous communities. He is a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society, an Indigenous representative on the Australian Medical Council’s Monitoring Reports Sub-committee, and an Honorary Fellow of Ngarruwan Ngadju, the University of Wollongong’s First People’s Health and Wellbeing Research Centre.