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Biography

Dr Bahijja Raimi-Abraham is a pharmacist, Lecturer in Pharmaceutics at King’s, Founder of King’s College London Fight the Fakes and Academic Lead. She leads her research group 'The Raimi-Abraham Group'.

Dr Raimi-Abraham is the first graduate of the University of East Anglia School of Pharmacy to be awarded a PhD and was the 2018 recipient of the Outstanding Woman in STEM Precious Award. Dr Raimi-Abraham is a Board Member of the Academy Pharmaceutical Sciences of Great Britain (APS).

Dr Raimi-Abraham recently founded and hosts Monday Science, a weekly podcast which discusses the latest in Science, Health and Technology. Monday Science recently received funding from the Royal Society of Chemistry towards a project aimed at opening conversations about diversity in chemical sciences and engaging the public with chemistry using creative approaches.

The core pillars of Dr Raimi-Abraham’s research is ageing and global health. The cross-cutting themes which build up her research pillar themes are:

Her research to date has been in pharmaceutical materials and innovative manufacture. More recently she has focused her research efforts within the therapeutic and drug development aspects of malaria.

Prior to her current position as Lecturer in Pharmaceutics at King's, Dr Raimi-Abraham held positions at University College London (UCL) as an Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) postdoctoral researcher position and at the European Medicines Agency (EMA) as a seconded Quality National Expert.

Dr Raimi-Abraham has an extensive and original public engagement portfolio which includes uniquely exploring the use of street art to engage public with Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) research through her social enterprise STEAM:ED Collective, a TEDx talk (TEDx Talk title 'Elements of Change: Becoming an Independent Researcher') and a 'Go and No-go pills' Somerset House 24/7 exhibition, visited by ~35,000 people (October 2019 – February 2020). More recently hosting a weekly podcast, Monday Science, which discusses the latest in Science, Health and Technology. Dr Raimi-Abraham’s work in research informed teaching has also been recognised by the Nuffield Foundation.

Please visit her research webpage to find out more.

Teaching

Dr Bahijja Raimi-Abraham is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (recognition reference: PR163577).

Dr Raimi-Abraham teaches on both undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) taught programs within the School of Bioscience Education, namely the MPharm Programme (Physical Pharmaceutics (30 credit, level 4), Formulation and Analysis of Drugs (30 credit, level 5), Emerging Therapeutics and Modern Medicine (30 credit, level 7), Research Project, MSc Pharmaceutical Technology, MSc Biomedical and Molecular Sciences Research and MSc Translational Cancer. Dr Raimi-Abraham is the Physical Pharmaceutics Module Lead.

She also regularly supervises UG and PG research projects which often result in publications, with the student being either first or second authors. Dr Raimi-Abraham is happy to host pharmacy students in her lab and recently hosted an exchange pharmacy student from the United States of America (funded and facilitated by The International Pharmaceutical Students' Federation) and supported the student to write a commentary about their experience which was published in the American Journal of Health Systems Pharmacy.