Infectious diseases expert awarded Emerging Leader in Science in the 2020 Eureka Prizes

25/11/2020 | 2 mins

asha Bowen

A paediatric infectious diseases specialist from The University of Western Australia’s Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences has been named Emerging Leader in Science in the prestigious 2020 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes. 

Associate Professor Asha Bowen who is also Head of Skin Health at the Wesfarmers Centre of Vaccines and Infectious Diseases, at Telethon Kids Institute, and infectious disease paediatrician at Perth Children’s Hospital, was recognised at the annual Australian Museum Eureka Awards, which celebrate research and innovation, leadership, science engagement and school science.

Dr Bowen is regarded as one of the brightest clinician-scientists of her generation for her work and commitment to reducing skin infections in Aboriginal children living in remote communities.

Her passion to reduce skin disease has driven breakthrough knowledge and policy change and improved health outcomes in regional WA. Dr Bowen has worked tirelessly on clinical trials in WA’s remote Kimberley region, investigating new antibiotics and treatments in the laboratory and treating patients in hospital wards.

She is among 17 award recipients to be recognised in the 2020 Australian Museum Eureka Awards.

View the full list of recipients in the 2020 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes

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Jess Reid, UWA Media & PR Adviser, 08 6488 6876

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