Elizabeth joined Keele Law School in 2021 as a member staff, having previously held a Lectureship in Contemporary Slavery at the Wilberforce Institute, University of Hull and in the Law Schools of De Montfort University and Staffordshire University. Elizabeth’s interests, broadly conceived, are in international child law, human rights, crime, and the law, specialising in human trafficking, modern slavery, children’s rights, exploitation, and sexual violence.
Reading an undergraduate degree in Law with American Studies and an MA in Human Rights, Globalisation and Justice at Keele University. Initiated through the international exchange program with the TATA Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) Mumbai her MA dissertation evaluated the commercial sexual exploitation of children in India and lay the foundations for her doctoral research. Elizabeth was awarded her doctorate by Leicester De Montfort Law School in 2018 entitled ‘The Trafficking of Children; International Law, Modern Slavery and the New Abolitionists’.
Elizabeth teaches upon a range of undergraduate and postgraduate Law modules, including Transnational Organised Crime, Law in Action, International Law, International Child Law and Contemporary Issues in Childcare Law.