Dr. Bahijja Raimi-Abraham is a TEDx speaker, a pharmacist and Lecturer in Pharmaceutics at King’s College London where she is developing her research which focuses on Ageing and Global Health. She is the first graduate of the University of East Anglia School of Pharmacy to be awarded a Ph.D and more recently won the Outstanding Woman in STEM Precious Award.
Dr. Raimi-Abraham’s talks are motivational and her speaking topics include general STEM and pharmacy profession focused career advice, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics), STEAM education and her research.
Bahijja speaks to the students about her career journey ranging from experiences in clinical practice (in both community and hospital sectors), academia, regulator sector and a brief appearance in James Bond Skyfall! She also speaks on educational and scientific topics such as “The Science of Making Medicines” or more specifically about her research in Ageing and Global Health.
Dr. Raimi-Abraham graduated with a pharmacy degree from the University of East Anglia (UEA), School of Pharmacy and registered as a pharmacist after completing a pre-registration year at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. After her Ph.D. at UEA, Dr Raimi-Abraham then went on to undertake an Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) funded postdoctoral research associate at the University College London (UCL) followed by a secondment at the European Medicines Agency (EMA) before starting her lectureship at King’s College London.
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.
Watch Dr Bahijja Raimi-Abraham in action here.
"The two events went very well, thank you. Bahijja is an excellent speaker and we would certainly be interested to use her again for events, either online or in person.We’ve had nothing but positive feedback from audience members, so we’re really pleased with how the events went".– Ursula Pearce , Heritage & Education Officer, Royal Victoria Chapel
"WOW! Words can't describe how thankful my peers and I all are for your deliverance about your fascinating career. I can assure you every girl at Francis Holland is now your biggest fan! Again, I can't thank you enough for finding the time to come to our school, and I hope you have an even happier and successful career journey ahead."– Ariana Barinstein, Francis Holland Sloane Square
"She was great – such a bubbly personality, had the girls totally engrossed and loads stayed behind to chat with her afterwards.Thak you!"– Clare Freeman, Head of Hind House (Sixth Form) , Royal Masonic School for Girls
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