Elizabeth is Professor of Environmental Economics at the University of Reading. She has over 25 years’ experience working in lower-income countries, including six spent living in Tanzania and Ghana. Her work has included addressing the design of policies and institutions to enhance agricultural systems, to protect the environment, and to improve the livelihoods of resource-dependent communities.
Her recent research focuses on the co-benefits of climate change mitigation and health (particularly for food security and food systems) and the social, environmental, and ecological trade-offs of agricultural expansion.
Elizabeth holds a first-class degree in Engineering, Economics, and Management from the University of Oxford, and a PhD in Applied Economics from Stanford University. Before joining the University of Reading, she worked at the Boston Consulting Group, the World Bank, Natural Resources Institute, as a tutorial fellow in economics at the University of Oxford. She also served on the DEFRA Economic Advisory Panel for five years.