- Fatal Violence
- Traumatic Bereavement
- Family Activism
Elizabeth is a Lecturer in Sociology at the Violence and Society Centre, City University of London where she researches fatal violence, family and community.
She is a Research Associate in the Centre for Criminology which she joined in January 2019 as an ESRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow on the project Bereaved Family Activism in the Aftermath of Lethal Violence. This research explored the phenomenon of bereaved family activism: the attempts by bereaved relatives to confront their experiences of violent bereavement to engage in organised, responsive and public campaigns. The aim of this project was to better understand the experiences of those bereaved by lethal violence and what role bereaved families can play in shaping criminal justice policy and practice.
She has previously worked at the University of Manchester, funded by an ESRC +3 Studentship and President's Doctoral Scholarship, and the University of Sheffield, as a Max Batley Peace Studies Research Associate, on a project to reduce the effects of violence within cities.