Ash is a Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Science and course leader for the Coaching for Development in Football BSc (Hons). Ash is a BASES accredited sport and exercise scientist (physiology) and Chartered Scientist. He is also a Fellow of the Higher education academy (FHEA), trained supervised experience supervisor and reviewer for BASES and, a trustee for the altitude awareness charity Para-Monte.
Ash specialises in the sensitivity and adaptation to extreme environmental conditions, specifically heat stress and altitude exposure. He has undertaken many studies involving the acute and chronic heat alleviation strategies, which have translated into support for elite level ultra-runners for the Marathon des Sables and English Institute of Sport for Tokyo 2021 preparations. Alongside this, he is working with business partners, assessing the efficacy of a portable medical cooling products to prevent the severity of heat illness. He also works closely with Para-Monte, an altitude awareness charity, and is continuing his commitment with ongoing educational talks and research into the susceptibility to mountain sickness within a range of populations.