Elizabeth completed her BSc Hons at the University of Liverpool in 2003. Upon leaving University she worked as a Primary Care Mental Health Worker in Merseyside and completed a Post-Graduate Certificate in Primary Care Mental Health. Following on from this she worked as a Research Assistant in the Department of Clinical Psychology at the University of Liverpool on a study which investigated the feasibility of training care coordinators to deliver enhanced relapse prevention for bipolar disorder. Elizabeth then worked as a Research Assistant in the Department of Psychology at the University of Liverpool on a study which looked at craving and cognition in tobacco and cannabis users.
Elizabeth went on to complete a Doctorate of Clinical Psychology at the University of Manchester in September 2011. Her doctoral thesis, under the supervision of Professor Christine Barrowclough, investigated the relationship between bipolar disorder and cannabis use using the experience sampling methodology (ESM).
Elizabeth has worked at the Spectrum Centre for Mental Health since 2011 as both a Trial therapist and a Senior Research Associate. She has recently been awarded a National Institute for Mental Health Doctoral Research Fellowship. Her research focuses on developing a recovery focused CBT intervention for older adults with bipolar disorder.