Professor of International Environmental Law, Nottingham Law School, Nottingham Trent University; Deputy Chair of the Governing Board of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law; Member of the Board of Management of the European Environmental Law Forum; Associate Editor Brill Research Perspectives on the Law of the Sea.
Elizabeth's research focuses on the processes by which individuals (be they States, companies or natural persons) come to view rules as binding. Most of Elizabeth's work is focussed on marine issues and at present she is working on a number of Arctic and Marine focussed projects, for example she is researching Governance in the Arctic Marine Environment.
Elizabeth has also published on topics such as: the relationship between law and science; compliance with and implementation of international environmental law; the international regulation of marine pollution from land-based activities; public participation; and regulatory approaches to environmental protection.
Elizabeth has provided advice to a number of national government bodies and international organisations.