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“As a regular contributor to Scriptoria’s projects, Elizabeth has become a valued member of the team. She readily and efficiently accommodates requests for writing and editing, working for a range of our sustainable development clients, and delivering to the high standards that we demand.
“Elizabeth also provides publications project management support, including quality assurance assessments. In addition, we have drawn on her wealth of child protection expertise for our work on international child rights.”
Cathy Jacob, Head of Publications, Scriptoria Sustainable Development Communications
“Elizabeth was a joy to work with and I cannot recommend her enough. She has a great mind and is very self-motivated and energetic, suggesting ideas without being asked. Alongside producing a well-researched and strong Return on Investment section for the report, Shadow City: Exposing Human Trafficking in Everyday London, her suggestions for the report’s content displayed both her depth of knowledge, as well as her creativity and imagination.
“She was also efficient, flexible and supportive – the project’s dynamic nature meant that this was a challenging assignment to work on, but Elizabeth was continually easy-going, wonderfully positive, and highly organised. She was therefore a delightful person to work with and someone I could absolutely rely on.”
Tamara Barnett, Senior Researcher – Safety, Crime and Policing, London Assembly Conservative Group, Greater London Authority
“Elizabeth brought energy, professionalism and ideas to a difficult project. She went that step further in addressing the centre’s work and mission, and was able to take the wider view providing suggestions and outreach well suited to our global initiative. It was a pleasure to have her on our side.”
James Elder, Chief, Communication, Advocacy and Innovation, UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti
“Elizabeth’s pace of ideas, imagination and productive work far surpasses that of any colleague I have worked with and she allows nothing to jade her drive, zest and extraordinary energy.”
Ramu Damodaran, Chief, Civil Society Service, United Nations New York
“Elizabeth is a thorough and knowledgeable consultant whose passion, coupled with dedication and drive, ensure that work is delivered and changes that need to be made are implemented. Always working from a rights-based perspective, whilst acknowledging the in-field complexes and challenges, Elizabeth manages to present research findings in a way that encourages change, rather than further misunderstanding.
“Her recommendations are robust and indisputable and the research she has undertaken will undoubtedly create lasting sustainable change because they are centered on the idea of children as the agents of change; whose rights must always be upheld.”
Anna-mai Andrews, Executive Director, Chance for Childhood with Street Child Africa
“Elizabeth produced a brilliant piece of research on girls in conflict with the law in Uganda, drawing from extensive research and over 150 sources, including ‘raw’ project data and case studies to illustrate key points in perspective of the local context. On realising the full scope of the project, and that there were significantly more avenues for exploration than we had all anticipated, Elizabeth also gave many extra hours of (pro-bono) work to make sure the finished product reflected all the issues extensively and thoroughly.
“One of Elizabeth’s most valuable contributions through the research was her acute analysis of intersectional discriminations, and the needs of particularly marginalised groups, such as girls with disabilities or LGBTI. The high quality of the final research means we have decided to publish the work, rather than use it as an internal document as was originally anticipated. The research also informed an article presented at a recent regional conference on the Best Interests of the Child in the Justice System, and will be presented at a dissemination event in Uganda before the end of the year. In additional the research and recommendations will now directly inform our programmes for girls in conflict with the law, not only in Uganda but elsewhere in Africa.”
Vanessa Buvens, Programmes Development Manager, Chance for Childhood with Street Child Africa
“I was consistently impressed by Elizabeth’s creativeness and accuracy, as well as her overall professionalism. She is a pleasure to work with.”
Mark Lattimer, Communications Director Amnesty International UK
“It was a great experience working with Elizabeth, on a project which was instrumental to the successful reform of the child protection sector in Romania. As independent evaluator, Elizabeth proved highly knowledgeable in communication strategies, and in familiarity with EU procedures. Her contribution was insightful and she brought creative solutions to the table. I would always choose to work with Elizabeth for her professional skills, qualities and experience.”
Mariela Neagu, Former Task Manager for Children’s Rights at the European Commission Delegation in Romania, and Former Secretary of State, the National Authority for the Protection of Children’s Rights, Romania
“Besides proven talents and professional skills, Elizabeth’s commitment to results and her ethical approach to assignments and working relations make the real difference.”
Marco Sebastiani, Manager Confirmec SpA for the European Union’s Public Procurement Programme for Bosnia and Herzegovina
“Elizabeth managed the challenges of a campaign run in over 60 countries with multiple NGOs, with consummate skill and ease. Her human rights knowledge means Elizabeth is not only well equipped for such challenges, but she’s also an absolute pleasure to work with.”
Kate Norgrove, Communications Manager Global Movement for Children
“Elizabeth is outstanding in many respects. She has excellent time management skills and productivity, is a strong strategist and writes clearly and concisely on the most complex of issues. A really good team worker who leads and directs well, Elizabeth is a loyal, hardworking, flexible and lively person.”
Helen Harper, Director Hope and Homes for Children
“When Hope and Homes for Children first started, we benefited from a lot of start-up publicity, but within a couple of years this faded and our profile needed a boost. Thankfully we found Elizabeth or Elizabeth found us – and she immediately saw the potential and delivered.
“What I remember most was her superb organisation, her eye for an opportunity, grasp of child rights, and how utterly professional she was. As the director liaising with her I could not have asked for more.”
James Whiting, former Deputy Director, Hope and Homes for Children
“Elizabeth worked with me for three years at the National Star College for young people with disabilities on a series of wide ranging and successful campaigns, projects and events. As well as being a great strategist, Elizabeth has the drive, energy and clarity of thought to see complex projects through to a successful conclusion. Elizabeth’s ethics and integrity shine through and it was a pleasure to work with her”.
David Heugh, Director, The Fundraising Consultancy
“I found Elizabeth a fantastic person to work with and a great team player. She is focused and self motivated, very well organised and skilled and innovative in both written and inter-personal communications.
“Elizabeth provided training and support to a wide range of staff and pupils, enabling them to take ownership of their individual projects and set up new systems that are still running well today. In fact, one of the caretakers mentioned to me just recently how inspired he had been from attending her training course.”
Kate Robinson, Sustainability Consultant, formerly Waste Minimisation Officer Wiltshire Wildlife Trust
“Elizabeth has a real flair for communications – experienced with media and online communications – both in the private and international NGO sectors. Working with Elizabeth for the last year, I found her detail-oriented, highly organised and always capable of delivering on time and beyond the agreed targets.
“She also showed great determination and aptitude with solving complex technical issues. Elizabeth is a pleasure to work with and an asset to any communications team.”
Andrea Stewart, Communications Manager, The Emergency Capacity Building Project, a collaboration between CARE, CRS, Mercy Corps, Oxfam, Save the Children and World Vision
“I have worked with Elizabeth over many years on communication and training projects for organisations including Amnesty International, UNICEF and Action for Children. Each and every time she has been brilliant to work with. She’s a real communications professional with great skills and judgement.”
Richard Bunting, Communications and Campaigns International public affairs consultancy; Director of Little Green Space
“Elizabeth’s contribution to the Development and Disasters conference was immensely valuable, reflecting her wealth of practical experience and knowledge. The students really connected with the topic and her engaging style of delivery and many gained considerably from the opportunity to chat informally with her during the event.”
Dr Rebecca Schaaf, Subject Leader: Geography, Bath Spa University
“As the Creative Director of an agency that handles many brands that market to women, I was very keen to get Elizabeth to speak to us about her work. She was brilliant. Not only does she have a wealth of knowledge on the subject of the sexualisation of women in the media, she presents her material in such an engaging way, she can’t help to influence her audience.”
Caitlin Ryan, Executive Creative Director, Proximity London