Prior to joining the University of Birmingham, Liz was an LSE Fellow in the Department of Social Policy at the London School of Economics. During her tenure at LSE, she taught Foundations of Social Policy; Organisation and Innovation; and Social Security Policy courses, as well as working on a number of research projects, including early years education and childcare in England; evaluation of intervention in Hampshire schools; and a cross-European study of women’s labour force participation.
Before embarking on a research career, Liz was a project consultant for the third sector organisation, the Family Online Safety Institute, where her primary work focused on the global state of online safety.
A background in history drives Liz’s focus on the development of social and educational policy in its historical context. Her current project is focused on community-level perspectives on continuity and change in the English voluntary sector.