A/Prof Asha Bowen is a clinician researcher working at Perth Children’s Hospital as a paediatric infectious diseases specialist. Her clinical role informs her research. She completed her PhD at the Menzies School of Health Research in Darwin. Her PhD was a large randomized controlled trial on the treatment of impetigo in remote Indigenous children to find a better treatment option. At Telethon Kids Institute, she is involved in Group A streptococcus research and leads the skin team. Asha is a member of the Australian and New Zealand Paediatric Infectious Diseases committee and the Australasian Society of Infectious Diseases clinical research network.