Ali is a researcher investigating perspectives and experiences of genetic and genomic testing, risk assessment and genetic therapies. She is also a Research Fellow in the Centre for Personalised Medicine (JRF, St. Anne's College) and a graduate member of the Association of Genetic Nurses and Counsellors (AGNC) and British Psychological Society (BPS).
Current and recent projects:
- CureHeart - genetic therapies for inherited heart conditions
- ePREGCARE - genomic recurrence risk assessment strategy for couples after a child is diagnosed with a genetic condition caused by a de novo (new) genetic variant
- Adoptees and Direct-to-Consumer testing
Ali's DPhil was sponsored by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and a Nuffield College Studentship. Since this time, she has worked in research, teaching and as an engagement director in a patient support organisation. In this capacity she completed the EURORDIS - Rare Diseases 'Medicines R&D summer school' on clinical trials. In addition to her publications in genetics/genomics, Ali also has publications in business history and is an elected fellow of The Royal Historical Society.
Providing recurrence risk counselling for parents after diagnosis of a serious genetic condition caused by an apparently de novo mutation in their child: a qualitative investigation of the PREGCARE strategy with UK clinical genetics practitioners.
Kay AC. et al, (2023), J Med Genet
Adoptees’ views and experiences of direct-to-consumer (DTC) genomic testing: an exploratory interview study from the UK
Kay A. and Taverner N., (2022), Journal of Community Genetics