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  • 28 Mar 2023
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


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Dr Siouxsie Wiles will discuss the long-term impacts of COVID. As one of the largest employers of staff in New Zealand, any long-term impacts will have far reaching effects on local government. So - what should we be aware of, what can we do to help our staff?  What should staff look out for? And what does the future look like for New Zealand with more pandemics likely?

Siouxsie Wiles appears by arrangement with Johnson and Laird Management.


About the Presenter: 


Dr. Siouxsie Wiles
Microbiologist and Science Communicator


With her bright pink hair, microbiologist and science communicator Dr. Siouxsie Wiles is hard to miss! One of the country’s most recognised scientists, Siouxsie and her team make nasty bacteria glow in the dark to find out what’s making us sick with the aim of finding new medicines. She still can’t quite believe she gets paid to do it for a living. Outside the lab, Siouxsie regularly appears on radio and TV, working hard to smash the stereotypes people have about what scientists and leaders look like. Siouxsie has been recognised many times for her amazing contributions to science and society in New Zealand.  

In 2019 she was made a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit, for services to microbiology and science communication. Prior to this, she has been honoured as a Blake Leader by the Sir Peter Blake Trust as well as winning both the Royal Society Te Aparangi Callaghan Medal and the Prime Minister ’s Science Media Communication Prize. Most recently, during the COVID-19 pandemic, Siouxsie became one of the primary faces, communicators and educators in NZ. This led to Siouxsie being named the supreme winner of the Stuff-Westpac Women of Influence Awards in 2020 and the 2021 Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year.

During the pandemic, Siouxsie has helped numerous businesses and organisations educate and inform their staff about COVID-19. These include Media Works, Gallagher Group, KiwiRail, TVNZ, Chorus, NZTE, HRNZ, Vodafone, Auckland Council plus many more. 

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