Dr Siouxsie Wiles, of Auckland, MNZM for services to microbiology and science communication
communication Siouxsie Wiles is a microbiologist and head of the University of Auckland’s Bioluminescent Superbugs Lab. She has authored a number of publications, including the book ‘Antibiotic Resistance: The End of Modern Medicine?’ She was appointed a lecturer in the Department of Infectious Diseases and Immunity at Imperial College London. She has utilised a number of mediums to demystify science and raise awareness. Her recent science communication projects include art exhibitions involving artists producing works using bioluminescent bacteria and a collection of Petri-dishes, and a show about microbiology for kids co-hosted with her daughter. She was one of eight scientists who fronted the public awareness campaign for the National Science Challenges.