Dr Mays Raheem is a research assistant at the WHO Collaborating Centre for Public Health Education and Training at Imperial College London. Mays’s main interest is the development of health systems in the under-developing and developing countries. She oraganises advance academic training programme for international health professionals. She is also as an advisor at the stop smoking service.
Mays earned her Bachelor degree in Medicine and Surgery at the University of AL-Mustansiriyah, Iraq. Then, she moved to the United Kingdom, where she studied a Master degree in Public Health at the University of Central Lancashire. She started her career in public health as volunteer, working with SEED and Breathe for Eating Disorder. She was raising awareness about eating disorder through visiting different educational institutions such as schools, colleges, and universities. She also played an active role in the Support Group where she provided training to their clients on how to modify their lifestyle in order to prevent or eliminate the contributing factors to their conditions.