Soil scientist Dr Trish Fraser is recognised as a Woman of Influence

Plant & Food Research soil scientist Dr Trish Fraser has received the 2020 Women of Influence Award (Rural Category) in recognition of her three decades of dedication and contributions to the rural sector and rural community. The judges praised her collaborative approach and her rare skill of communicating science to farmers.

Another scientist, Dr Siouxsie Wiles, was named the supreme winner of the 2020 Stuff-Westpac Women of Influence Awards.

The associate professor, a microbiologist at Auckland University, was chosen from a wealth of inspirational women who are excelling on the local and international stage, at the eighth annual awards at Auckland’s Aotea Centre.

She also was presented with the science and health innovation award. Continue reading