A/Prof Asha Bowen is a clinician scientist. She is Head of Department of Paediatric Infectious Diseases at Perth Children’s Hospital and leads infectious diseases and rheumatic heart disease research at the Telethon Kids Institute in Perth, WA. Her clinical role informs her research. She completed her PhD at the Menzies School of Health Research in Darwin. Her PhD was a large randomised clinical trial on the treatment of impetigo. Asha is Vice President of the World Society of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and deputy chair of the Australian Society of Infectious Diseases (ASID) Clinical Research Network.