Dr Siouxsie Wiles


Microbiologist Dr Siouxsie Wiles heads up the Bioluminescent Superbugs Lab at the University of Auckland. When the pandemic arrived, she joined forces with Spinoff cartoonist Toby Morris to make the science of the pandemic clear and understandable. Their award-winning graphics have been translated into multiple languages and adapted by governments and organisations around the world, including the WHO. Siouxsie was listed by the BBC as one of their 100 influential women of 2020 and in 2021 named Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year.