British-born microbiologist Dr. Siouxsie Wiles has just been awarded the title ‘New Zealander of The Year’; recognition of the key role she has played in tackling the Covid crisis in that country. Alongside her role as head of the Bioluminescent Superbugs Lab in Auckland - she has earned the nickname ‘The Covid Lady’ for her clear and important daily communications of how the virus should be tackled. In this episode, she shares her journey from Hull to Auckland and some magical places along the way. Created and Presented by Nick Evans Music and Audio Production by Benjamin Holder Produced by Scratch Post Productions
Science commentator Siouxsie Wiles joins Kathryn to talk about the new variant surging in India, a new study that aims to put names to some techniques used by women to increase their pleasure during sex and a new study that has identified some proteins that may one day help protect koalas from chlamydia.
This months guest is 2021 New Zealander of the Year, Siouxsie Wiles.Siouxsie is a microbiologist and science communicator. She became a household name in 2020, recognisable as the "pink-haired lady" who communicated about Covid-19 to New Zealand.She was awarded New Zealander of the Year for her leadership through the pandemic.We spoke to Siouxsie about her work, her views on the vaccine, and dealing with misinformation.For more info on vaccination: https://covid19.govt.nz/health-and-wellbeing/covid-19-vaccinesTo donate: https://www.auckland.ac.nz/en/giving/donate/a-z-list-of-funds/new-medicines-to-kill-superbugs-fund.htmlSiouxsie's book: https://www.bwb.co.nz/books/antibiotic-resistanceFollow us on Instagram and Twitter: @nz_pod
Dr Siouxsie Wiles has become a household name in the last year - thanks to Covid 19. The microbiologist and head of University of Auckland's Bioluminescent Superbugs Lab has always been a brilliant science communicator - appearing fornightly on this programme for the past nine years, explaining in plain language everything from why fireflies and glow worms glow, to the future of local anaesthesia. But it's her common sense, calm and clear analysis and commentary during the coronavirus pandemic - not to mention her bright pink hair - that has made her so very well known. Last night, she was named the Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year. She talks with Lynn Freeman.
Microbiologist Siouxsie Wiles has won New Zealander of the year.Dr Wiles become the public face of the Covid-19 pandemic - and was all over the airways helping people understand what was happening and the science behind it.She was presented the award by the Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Wednesday night.Dr Wiles used her speech to pay tribute to the thousands of essential and border workers, contact tracers and health workers whose efforts kept people safe.The other winners this year are mental health advocate Jazz Thornton who won young person of the year, medical academic Dr Doug Wilson - senior of the year.Ranjna Patel has taken the gong for innovator of the year for her work on domestic violence.
Dr Siouxsie Wiles has become a household name in New Zealand since the emergence of COVID-19 in her role as a microbiologist and science communicator. Among her many accolades, she was appointed a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to microbiology and science communication in the 2019, and is a finalist for this years’ New Zealander of the Year awards. She was Simon Barnett and Phil Gifford’s guest for this weeks Six and a Song. LISTEN ABOVE
Microbiologist and Nine to Noon science commentator Dr Siouxsie Eiles looks at how Thursday marks a year since the country was plunged into Level 4 lockdown in an attempt to stem the rise in Covid-cases in the early stages of the pandemic. She'll look at New Zealand's response compared to other countries, how successful the vaccine rollout has been and the quirks of New Zealand's cases that are helping scientists to understand transmission better. Associate Professor Dr Siouxsie Wiles is the head of Bioluminescent Superbugs Lab at the University of Auckland.
The Department of Conversation with Pat Brittenden
Siouxsie Wiles is a microbiologist and science communicator. Her specialist areas are infectious diseases and bioluminescence.She is the head of University of Auckland's Bioluminescent Superbugs Lab in which bioluminescence is used to advance the understanding of microbial infections such as food poisoning, tuberculosis and hospital superbugs.Wiles is also an active science communicator appearing regularly in New Zealand's media and raising awareness of the high rates of infectious diseases in New Zealand as well as the problem of antibiotic resistance.www.theDOC.nzwww.patreon.com/theDOCNZwww.twitter.com/patbrittenden
August 24 - Your Side Hustles, Dr. Siouxsie Wiles, The A To Z Of New Zealand
Jono & Ben - The Podcast
Mondeeeeeee how are ya! Our country has really expanded its vocabulary since Covid hit; Cluster... community transmission... outbreak... the list goes on! So Ben called a cafe and tried to book a table, but the challenge was he had to drop as many of those topical jargon words into the convo as possible. Jono also explained how he was caught on his daughters Zoom call in a very vulnerable scenario! Finally, we learnt about your side hustles, and we also caught up with Dr. Siouxsie Wiles - the wonderful microbiologist who talked us through the current stages of Covid. Enjoy!