Erin Early is a research assistant at Queen’s University Belfast. Erin obtained her Bachelors and Masters in Social Sciences and a PhD in Education at Queen’s University Belfast. Her research interests are based around social inequalities; an area of which her PhD examines within the field of education in Northern Ireland. Erin is an Assistant Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and has been a Teaching Assistant on a range of undergraduate modules, particularly research methods, at Queen’s University Belfast. Erin is a standing committee member of Convocation at Queen’s University Belfast and Honorary Secretary of the Queen’s Graduates Association. She also sits on BERA’s Publications Committee.