We are a multidisciplinary research team with expertise in pharmaceutical science, clinical pharmacy, regulatory, green biotechnology and nanofabrication. Find out more about our mission statement here.
The core pillars of our research are Ageing and Global Health. People worldwide are living longer. Today, for the first time in history, most people can expect to live into their sixties and beyond. By 2050, the world’s population aged 60 years and older is expected to total 2 billion, up from 900 million in 2015. In addition, the world is facing multiple health challenges. These range from outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases like measles and diphtheria, increasing reports of drug-resistant pathogens and challenges with non-communicable diseases such as mental health issues.
Our ambitious research mission and vision aims to touch 1 million lives through work we create, curate and commercialise. We will achieve this by working in synergistic and multidisciplinary partnerships to achieve research impact and innovation, contributing positively to healthcare outcomes in the areas of Ageing and Global Health.
Find out more about our research themes here.
THE RESEARCH TEAM
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.
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.