Erin Bassett is a Research Associate at the Council of Canadian Academies (CCA). She is responsible for researching, writing, and providing project management support on various assessments.
Erin’s background is in the biological sciences and human health. Prior to joining the CCA in 2017, Erin was a Research Associate at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, where she focused on brain development and pediatric brain cancer. In addition to her hands-on work with mouse brain tumor models, Erin wrote numerous publications and scientific grants, and presented her research at national and international conferences. Erin also enjoyed mentoring graduate students and holding a position on the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Medicine Postdoctoral Association.
Erin holds a B.Sc. in molecular biology and biotechnology from the University of Waterloo and a PhD in developmental neuroscience from McMaster University. Erin’s graduate work focused on the role of a gene family in development of the retina. During her graduate studies, Erin published several papers and grew to love histology, microscopy, and scientific writing.
At the CCA, Erin has worked on the Policing in Indigenous Communities and Medical Assistance in Dying assessments.