Offices: United Kingdom
Liz has a strong academic grounding in research and evaluation methods built upon with over five years of consultancy experience. She has a particular interest in programmes and policies focused on sustainability and the pathway to net zero. She has project managed and led methodological development, analysis and reporting for evaluations including impact assessments. She has applied a range of methods successfully such as qualitative interviews, surveys, workshops, case studies, desk research, literature reviews and statistical analysis.
Prior to joining Technopolis Group, Liz worked for the consultancy, Winning Moves Ltd, working with a range of government and not for profit clients including the UK Deparment for Business, Energy and Industrial Srategy, the Scottish Government, Zero Waste Scotland and the Waste and Resources Action Partnership (WRAP). Key themes in the projects she worked upon included technology development and innovation, energy, and resource and waste management. For example, she recently held project management responsibilities for the evaluation of the BEIS Boosting Access for SMEs to Energy Efficiency (BASEE) competition. She also led elements of the ongoing evaluation of the Industrial Fuel Switching and Hydrogen Supply competitions for BEIS.
Prior to working at Winning Moves, Liz conducted a systematic review and a longitudinal realist evaluation of services for unpaid carers to qualify for a PhD from the University of Nottingham. Liz obtained her undergraduate diploma in Politics, Philosophy & Economics from the University of Oxford and her Masters degree in Social Research from the University of Warwick. She is a native English speaker.
Recent and current assignments include:
- Evaluation of the Boosting Access for SMEs to Energy Efficiency Competition, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy client (2020-2022). Liz was project manager for a consortium delivering the evaluation and also delivered consultancy tasks including reviewing the evaluation methodology midway, design and delivery of in-depth interviews and input into reporting.
- Evaluation of the Industrial Fuel Switching and Hydrogen Supply Competitions, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (2021-22). Liz developed the method to baseline existing activity and to monitor media coverage and designed, conducted and analysed qualitative interviews for the process evaluation.
- Evaluation of the Energy Efficiency Business Support Service, Zero Waste Scotland (2021). Liz oversaw the delivery and analysis of surveys of beneficiary businesses, authored the report and presentation incorporating quantitative assessment of the service’s energy and carbon savings alongside qualitative feedback on the service.
Previous relevant studies include:
- Evaluation of the EU funded LEADER grant programme (Chilterns, Clay Vales and North and West Northamptonshire), Ngage Solutions (2021). Liz designed the evaluation methodology, conducted interviews and online discussion groups with stakeholders and synthesised this evidence with survey data to produce an impact report.
- Anaerobic Digestion and Composting Industry Market Survey, Waste and Resource Action Partnership (WRAP) (2020). Liz project managed and led the development of the method to survey this industry and use secondary data sources to produce grossed national estimates of industry inputs, outputs and capacity.
- Assessment of the Industrial Impacts of UK funding through the ESA Space Science Programme, UK Space Agency, (2020). Liz developed the map of benefits to frame the evaluation, conducted the analysis and wrote the report providing quantitative and qualitative assessment of a range of industrial impacts.