About the presenterSpring Week on Campus 2020
Associate Professor Siouxsie Wiles
Dr Siouxsie Wiles is an Associate Professor at the University of Auckland. She studied medical microbiology at the University of Edinburgh, followed by a PhD in microbiology at the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology in Oxford and Edinburgh Napier University. Dr Wiles spent almost a decade at Imperial College London, before relocating to New Zealand as a Health Research Council Hercus Fellow in 2009. She has won awards for both her commitment to the ethical use of animals in research and for her science communication. In 2017 she published her first book, ‘Antibiotic resistance: the end of modern medicine?’ and in 2019 was appointed a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to microbiology and science communication. During COVID-19 Dr Wiles joined forces with Spinoff cartoonist Toby Morris to make the science of the pandemic clear and understandable. Their graphics have been translated into multiple languages and have been adapted by various governments and organisations as part of their official pandemic communications.