Ashleigh Sharman believes that getting to the bottom (or rather surface) of great skin means a lot more than just the products you put on your face. And while her kitchen may be home to an expansive collection of skincare products she understands that skin is an emotional beast and nothing less than an inside-out job.

When she’s not researching skin cancer of the head and neck as part of an Honours year in Immunology at The University of Sydney, she’s writing skin as a freelance copywriter.

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In 2019, Ashleigh completed a Bachelor of Medical Science at the University of Sydney majoring in Cell Pathology. Armed with a passion for dermatology, pathology and oncology, in 2020 she joined the department of Infectious Diseases & Immunology at the University of Sydney to undertake an honours year.

Under the supervision of a tumour immunologist and surgical pathologist, Ashleigh is investigating potential biomarkers for immunotherapy in cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (HNcSCC).

Ashleigh is currently Clinical Trials Assistant at Chris O’Brien Lifehouse and Research Assistant at the Sydney School of Health Sciences. She has worked as a Research Assistant across various projects within the Sydney School of Public Health and is passionate about skin health and disease.