Ali is CRAE’s Honorary Researcher and Artist in Residence. She undertakes a research and development project exploring potential links between neurodiversity and creativity, funded by the Arts Council England. Ali works with adults with autistic traits in the Arts, focusing on those involved in body-based artist practices, such as the performing arts, dance and live art. Especially, she investigates how non-typical processing and sensory experience may enhance individual artistic practice and the creative process. Ali develops works that articulate these diverse embodied experiences to different audiences, drawing on different research practices and thinking from within the Arts and Psychology.

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