Degrees: Master of Health Science (OT), Bachelor of Applied Science (OT)

Brief Work history: OTFC, SASSRAPID, Children’s Development Team (Alice Springs), Novita, Autism SA, Anglicare Autism Specific Child-Care, St Pauls College (Special School)

Interests (outside of work): swimming, spending time with family & friends. Movies, volunteering for Make-A-Wish & Batten Disease Association

Favourite childhood memory: 6 week camping trip from Adelaide –Darwin and making goo with friends from any ingredients we could find

Favourite childhood game: Poison Ball on Trampoline

Favourite movie: too many to name

If you weren’t an OT what would you do? Special Education Teacher

Ali has been an Occupational Therapist since 2007 and has had a wide range of experiences in this time, all within the field of Paediatrics. She has a family member who has a diagnosis of Autism, which made her passionate about working in the field, especially working with children on the spectrum.

Having worked at OTFC as a new graduate, Ali then gained other experiences both in Adelaide and interstate. It was in this time that Ali’s passion extended to working with children who were impacted by a physical condition and those with life limiting conditions. She now loves being at OTFC and drawing on a range of experiences.

Ali has completed various training courses and has her certification in Sensory Integration. She is an integral part of the OTFC Clinical Management Team helping define the OTFC strategy and also is the Clinical OT Manager. She looks after 10 OT’s and also completes all available Assessments at OTFC as well as managing her one on one therapy caseload and along with Michael started the first LIFEskills Group at OTFC in 2016. Ali is a not only a phenomenal OT, but she has the heart of an angel and all those who are lucky to work with her are so grateful.

  • OTFC Clinical Senior Manager
  • Proficient in all Assessment Tools used at OTFC
  • Sensory Integration Trained Therapist
  • Life Skills Group Facilitator
  • Special Interests are Children on the spectrum
  • Her week is divided managing the OT Team, 2 Days of Assessment & 3 Days of Individual/Group Therapy