Public Engagement Manager
Biological Chemistry and Drug Discovery, School of Life Sciences
+44 (0)1382 384850
Ali has a degree in Microbiology from the University of Glasgow, as well as qualifications in music and performance. He has toured internationally as a performing artist, working in locations as diverse as Norway, Egypt, Russia and Panama working alongside groups such as The Archers and The Drifters.
As a science communicator, he has worked at Glasgow Science Centre and as a freelance writer and presenter for Scottish TV, regularly delivering segments on The Hour with Michelle McManus. He has also worked with Edinburgh International Science Festival where he developed touring projects, education workshops and events during the festival itself. During the £14 million Masterplan Phase 3 at the National Museum of Scotland, Ali lead on the creation of a brand new biomedical science programme as Science Engagement Officer. This included such diverse sessions as debate days, school sessions and biomedical science for under-5s. He also managed development of a suite of new software interactives and was a key player in the development of a new biomedical app.
Beyond his current work at the University of Dundee, Ali works on a freelance basis with the Scottish Government, assisting with the development of the inaugural Maths Week Scotland.