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Siouxsie Wiles

Siouxsie Wiles

Associate Professor in Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, University of Auckland
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 Napier University in Edinburgh. Dr Wiles spent almost a decade at Imperial College London, before relocating to New Zealand as a Health Research Council Hercus Fellow in 2009. Her commitment to the ethical use of animals in research has won her the inaugural UK National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs) prize in 2005 and the New Zealand National Animal Ethics Advisory Committee (NAEAC) 3Rs prize in 2011. Dr Wiles has also been awarded the New Zealand Prime Minister’s Science Media Communication Prize and the Royal Society Te Apārangi’s Callaghan Medal. She was named a Blake Leader by the Sir Peter Blake Trust in 2016 and in 2019 was appointed a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to microbiology and science communication. In 2017 she published her first book, ‘Antibiotic resistance: the end of modern medicine?’.

NZ's decision to close its borders will hurt tourism but it's the right thing to do

Mar 16, 2020 06:37 am UTC| Economy

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has done exactly what is needed to limit the spread of COVID-19 in New Zealand and the Pacific. Two new cases were confirmed today, just hours before new border restrictions come into...

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