Erin graduated with a first class BSc in Physics from the University of Bath where she gained a specialist knowledge in superconductivity and laser technology. She also has an understanding of inorganic and physical chemistry owing to additional study as a natural scientist.
Throughout her final year, she worked closely with The Met Office in order to combat spider colonisation of meteorological sensors. Light and ultrasound instruments were utilised to detect microscopic spider webs. This was performed in conjunction with designing and building automated mechanical devices which deterred spider presence. This drew on skills Erin acquired as part of the University robotics society.
Erin spent time in the radiation protection team of the medical physics department of Southampton Hospital. Here she gained operational knowledge of medical devices within the NHS, in areas such as radiotherapy, radiopharmacy and radioactive tracing.
Erin spent her industrial placement year working for a major automotive company within the marketing department, gaining useful business acumen into the industry.
Throughout her time at university, Erin was an advocate for the Network of Women in Physics, organising academic conferences which celebrated the work of female members of the department.