Associate Professor Asha Bowen is a clinician scientist working at Perth Children’s Hospital as a paediatric infectious disease specialist and Head of Skin Health at the Telethon Kids Institute. Her clinical role informs her research. She has research interests in impetigo and scabies control, Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia and invasive Streptococcal infections.
Dr Bowen is the lead investigator for the SToP trial to “see, treat and prevent” skin infections, a large cluster randomised trial with a stepped wedge design in the Kimberley, WA. Asha and her team recently launched the inaugural National Healthy Skin Guideline to guide clinicians in the recognition and evidence-based treatment of skin infection.