Elizabeth is a Departmental Lecturer on the Evidence-Based Social Intervention and Policy Evaluation (EBSIPE) course and a researcher with the Centre for Evidence-Based Intervention (CEBI). She is also a Research Associate at St Catherine's College.
Prior to arriving in Oxford, Elizabeth worked as a special education teacher for young adolescents with emotional and behavioural disabilities and for children with mild-moderate learning difficulties. In this capacity, she collaborated with school psychologists, social workers, foster care workers, crisis management teams, and other clinicians to support her pupils’ social, emotional, behavioural, and academic development.
As such, Elizabeth’s research exists at the intersection of psychology, education, and public health, recognising that supporting staff and students in schools requires an interdisciplinary approach. She is interested in mixed methods approaches to questions around mental health in schools, teacher training, and special educational needs.
Her doctoral research, entitled ‘Classroom behaviour management to support children’s social, emotional, and behavioural development’, was funded through a Clarendon Fund Scholarship. Elizabeth has presented her research in international conferences in the Netherlands, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States. In 2017, she was recognised as one of the best young scholars by the European Association of Developmental Psychology, and her research has won multiple awards from the Association of Child and Adolescent Mental Health.