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Akira O'Connor University of St Andrews, Scotland

Akira O’Connor is a Senior Lecturer who received his undergraduate and postgraduate education at the University of Leeds (England). He spent two and a half years working at Washington University in St Louis (USA), before taking up a permanent lecturing position at the University of St Andrews (Scotland). Akira researches memory, memory decision-making, and memory phenomena such as déjà vu. His parents are Irish and Japanese, and he grew up in North-West London—not British, but a mixed-race Londoner. He is a trade union member and serves at the Race Equality Charter Chair at the university, coordinating an institutional bid for a Race Equality Charter award.