A former Rydal Penrhos pupil will be returning to her roots as part of an ongoing academic initiative.
Dr Bahijja Raimi-Abraham will be the special guest lecturer at the latest Scientific Society lecture, which will be held in the Carnegie Room on Tuesday, April 17 from 4.15pm.
She is currently a Lecturer in Pharmaceutics at King’s College London and graduated with an MPharm degree from the University of East Anglia (UEA), School of Pharmacy in 2007.
Her lecture will be on the topic of “Is Pharmacy for You?” where Dr Raimi-Abraham will be discussing her path into the profession, her career so far and the research she has undertaken.
The ex-pupil registered with the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (now General Pharmaceutical Council) in July 2008 after completing a pre-registration year at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.
She then returned to UEA to undertake a PhD titled “The Design and Analysis of Sugar-Based Carrier Systems For the Protection of Nucleic Acids” under the supervision of Dr Susan Barker and Professor Duncan Craig and is the first graduate of UEA School of Pharmacy to be awarded a PhD.
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) School of Pharmacy, exploring the “Exploitation of Pressurised Gyration as an Innovative Manufacturing Route for Nanofibrous Structures”.
After successful completion of her EPSRC postdoctoral researcher position, the former pupil went on a UCL Public Policy Secondment (funded from the UCL EPSRC IAA account) at the European Medicines Agency (EMA) before starting her lectureship at King’s College London.