Erin is a Lecturer in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Future of Work, a joint role in the Surrey Institute for People-Centred AI and the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, University of Surrey. Erin conducts research on AI applications and implications in the services sector, especially in the tourism and hospitality industry, focusing on AI transformation in businesses, human-AI interaction, and consumer behaviour. Erin's current research lies in the field of Human-AI team collaboration in the workplace and workforce.
Prior to joining Surrey, Erin was a Lecturer in Marketing at the Huddersfield Business School, University of Huddersfield, UK. From 2013 to 2020, Erin had owned and managed a travel agency and a business service company in China.
Affiliations and memberships
- AI in Workplace
- AI and Society
- Human-AI Collaboration
- AI, Robotics, and Automation in services
- Intelligent Systems in Travel
- Digital Consumer Behaviour
- Digital Technologies in Tourism and Hospitality
Postgraduate research supervision
Accepting PhD students:
PhD Studentship on Human-AI Team Collaboration at Work is currently available:
We seek applications from enthusiastic, self-motivated students for studentships in the Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing (CVSSP), and specifically, our new Surrey Institute for People-Centred Artificial Intelligence (AI). Funded doctoral research projects will investigate how human employees collaborate with AI systems at work, and design inclusive, fair, and responsible AI for Human-AI Teaming. In addition to excellent numerical and programming skills, previous experience in deep learning, tourism and the hospitality industry would be highly advantageous.
July/October 2022 or January 2023
22 July 2022
A stipend of £15,609 for 21/22, which will increase each year in line with the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) rate, plus Home rate fee allowance of £4,500 (with automatic increase to UKRI rate each year). The studentship is offered for 3 years. For exceptional international candidates, there is the possibility of obtaining a scholarship to cover overseas fees.
More details, please refer to:
- Hospitality Information Systems (PG)
- Technology, Change, and Innovation (PG)
- Digital Marketing in Tourism and Hospitality (UG)
- Technology, Media, and Data (UG)