Elizabeth is an experienced human rights advocate and works in an advisory role to organisations on publications, policy and programmatic work.
A highly creative and analytical thinker, Elizabeth has a depth of knowledge of subjects including: programming in developing contexts; government partnerships; international human rights law; and of working with and interviewing beneficiaries.
Elizabeth is a proficient researcher, for example in project planning, project evaluation, and in the production of thematic reports. In her programme evaluations, she uses various qualitative research methods including workshops, interviewing beneficiaries, and data triangulation.
See below for examples of clients and projects.
Read about Elizabeth’s other areas of work in human rights advocacy: Communications Support; Programmatic Support (this page); Research and Writing; Multimedia; Project Management; Training and Speaking.
Child Rights Advisor. Conducting programme evaluations for Children Affected by Human Trafficking project in Nepal, and programme supporting children with disabilities into education in Rwanda. Elizabeth’s research on gender and children with disabilities – conducted as part of the Rwanda evaluation – was cited by UNICEF and the Education Development Trust in their report Eastern and Southern Africa regional study on the fulfilment of the right to education of children with disabilities.
Contracted to review the structure and processes of Enviroschools Canterbury. Enviroschools uses a whole school approach to environmental education, working with 15% of schools in New Zealand.
Senior Independent Expert for the European Union’s Public Awareness Campaign to Prevent the Abandonment of Children in Romania. Member of an evaluation committee to assess tenders for the programme. Read more.
Greater London Authority, UK
Researcher, writer and advisor for the report Shadow City: Exposing Human Trafficking in Everyday London.
“Alongside producing a well-researched and strong Return on Investment section for the report, Elizabeth’s suggestions for the report’s content displayed both her depth of knowledge, as well as her creativity and imagination.” Tamara Barnett, Senior Researcher – Safety, Crime and Policing, London Assembly Conservative Group, Greater London Authority
Mercy International Association for Mercy Global Action, USA
Writer, contributor and editor of A Guide to Rights-Based Advocacy: International Human Rights Law and Fracking including advising on relevant aspects of International Human Rights Law and case studies.
Office of the Children’s Commissioner New Zealand
Advisor on the human rights impacts of the cultural and commercial sexualisation of children and adolescents.
Various research projects:
Consultant mapping interventions to prevent violence against children (VAC) in the Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR) Qualitative research was conducted with staff in 21 countries.
Synthesis report of 10 country–level gender programmatic reviews, involving literature review and key informant interviews. Production of 10 gender programmatic briefs and pocket guides based on UNICEF ESARO’s regional priorities such as “Survive and Thrive” and “Results for Adolescents”.
Research report into the media landscape in Africa and recommendations for UNICEF, including extensive desk research and one on one interviews with key international journalists and representatives of African media.