Liz is an experienced advocate with over thirteen years` experience working with animal protection and conservation NGOs. With strong experience in campaigning, advocacy and research, Liz has a specialized focus on issues surrounding animal captivity, wildlife conservation and animal law.
Liz has been working with the Palestinian Animal League (PAL) since September 2013 as an advisor and consultant and, in November 2015 was appointed International Director. She is a founding member of the organization`s associated UK charity, Palestinian Animal League Solidarity (PALS).
Liz worked as the director of the UK charity, the Captive Animals` Protection Society (CAPS) from 2010 to 2015. During her time with CAPS, she led the charity in its work with partners to seek a ban on the use of wild animals in circuses in England as well as coordinating and publicizing various investigations into the zoo and circus industry.
Prior to CAPS, Liz worked for almost a decade in the field of primate rescue, rehabilitation and conservation and, most recently, as the Head of Communications for conservation charity, Wild Futures. In 2007 Liz co-founded UK registered charity, Entropika UK, and acted as Legal Representative of the organization`s Colombian partner, Fundacion Entropika, based in the southern Colombian Amazon, until 2009.
During her time in South America, Liz worked extensively with Tikuna indigenous communities in various participatory projects and was fieldwork director of the Aotus Project; a pilot study to establish densities and abundances of the owl monkey (aotus spp.)
Liz is a law graduate with a specialization in Environmental Policy. She is currently a Doctoral Researcher at the University of Essex, School of Law. Her research explores the efficacy of animal welfare legislation in the UK.
Liz sits on the board of trustees for primate conservation charity, Neotropical Primate Conservation – an organization that works to conserve rain forest habitat in Peru. She has been involved with the charity since it was founded in 2007. She also carried out consultancy work for the Born Free Foundation, with a specific focus upon the use of animals in entertainment.
Liz lives in Manchester, UK, with her two rescue dogs, Chambira and Barnie.