Erin is an experienced veterinarian, working in clinical practice for over a decade before transitioning into a federal government role working in animal disease preparedness and response. In this role she was responsible for the design and management of various projects designed to better understand the role insect vectors play in animal disease transmission risk. She also engaged in biosecurity preparedness and surveillance capacity building activities with near neighbouring countries.
Erin followed her passion for wildlife, One Health, and biodiversity conservation to study a Master of Veterinary Conservation Medicine, including a research dissertation on green turtle health and rehabilitation outcomes in south-east Queensland.
Erin currently works as a project officer for Wildlife Health Australia, in a role dedicated to One Health surveillance and development of a wildlife health collaborating centre for the Indo-Pacific region. This role enables Erin to pursue her passion for wildlife and to promote a One Health approach to the health of all populations. She believes that this approach is crucial in the Anthropocene’s increasingly interconnected and complex environmental systems, which will require collaborative solutions to navigate. She also believes that this is an area where women can make a powerful contribution and is dedicated to the support and empowerment of women working in this space.