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SiouxsieWi­les an ‘in­spir­ing wo­man’

- Entertainment · Infectious Diseases · Health Conditions · University of Auckland · Finland · Oxford University · Oxford · Jane Fonda · Sara Gilbert

Mi­cro­bi­ol­o­gist SiouxsieWi­les has been ranked in the 2020 edi­tion of the BBC’s 100 in­spir­ing and in­flu­en­tial women. Wiles, a sci­en­tist at

Auck­land

Univer­sity, made the list along­side the likes of

Sanna Marin, who leads

Fin­land’s all-fe­male coali­tion gov­ern­ment, Sarah Gil­bert, who is head­ing Ox­ford Univer­sity re­search into a coro­n­avirus vac­cine, and ac­tress and ac­tivist Jane Fonda. The BBC saidWiles had been a ‘‘force of na­ture’’ dur­ing the Covid-19 pan­demic. The theme for this year’s list­was ‘‘women who led change’’, the BBC said.

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