Ali is currently a junior doctor in north-west london and an NHS Clinical Innovation and Entrepreneur Fellow as part of the first ever cohort under the National Clinical Director for Innovation at NHS England.
He has a background in graphic design, innovation, charities, management, and education. He regularly gives talks on innovation in medical education and has presented his research internationally. He continues to teach locally and also leads a national teaching course for medical students. Currently he is developing a student selected component for students at Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry encouraging students to innovate in the healthcare field.
Ali is co-founder of Virtual Medics, leading the development of the first ever live global teaching session using google glass and now creating a global medical school for the digital era. Additionally as part of the founding team of Medical Realities he is helping develop virtual and augmented reality surgical training.As President of his Student’s Union, Ali headed an organisation with a turnover of over £5million. His strong interest in management led him to focus on the Students’ Union’s services and actively engaged in the management of over 100 staff. He led on a management re-structuring that lead to a substantial increase in staff satisfaction, and initiated a reorganisation of the Students’ Association to ensure it evolves to better serve students, such as in areas of welfare. His work involved everything from budget setting, and financial audits, to project management and data protection policy. In medical school he led many student societies and founded the Sir James Paget Journal club to promote the skills of critical appraisal to students.