Erin was born and raised on Vancouver Island in Canada. She obtained her BSc degree in Chemistry from the University of Victoria (Canada) working with Prof. Scott McIndoe on synthesizing electrospray active distannoxane catalysts for the production of biodiesel in her final year. She received her PhD degree from the University of Calgary (Canada) in 2011 under the tutelage of Prof. Warren Piers investigating the decomposition of ruthenium phosphonium alkylidene olefin metathesis catalysts.  Following her graduate studies, she was a Marie Curie Postdoctoral Research Fellow with Prof. Ian Manners at the University of Bristol (U.K.).  Erin joined the University of Auckland as faculty member in Dec. 2015.




2018-Present Senior Lecturer 

2015-2018  Lecturer 

University of Auckland, New Zealand



2011-2015  Postdoctoral Fellowship with Prof. Ian Manners

University of Bristol, United Kingdom

(Marie Curie International Incoming Postdoctoral Fellow)


2006-2011  PhD in Inorganic Chemistry with Prof. Warren Piers

University of Calgary, AB, Canada

(Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Scholarship)


2001-2006  BSc in Chemistry (with Coop)  

University of Victoria, BC, Canada