Liz joined the Mental Health and Addiction Research Group as a Research Fellow in 2017 and has contributed to recent studies exploring the physical health of people with severe mental ill health (OWLS) and the use of Behavioural Activation to support older people during the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions (BASIL). She is now Theme Manager for the Yorkshire and Humber ARC (Applied Research Collaboration) Mental and Physical Multimorbidity theme. She started her career as an NHS manager, working in mental health, community and older peoples’ services, and then worked as an independent health and social care researcher and evaluator for several years. She completed a PhD in Health Sciences in 2020, looking at the health of UK Thalidomide survivors as they age.
Liz’s research interests focus on mental and physical multimorbidity and she has a particular interest in early acquired disability and mental health, and in the role of and support for family carers.