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Degrees and Honours

BSc (Neurosciences) & MBBS (University of London), PGDipLaw, MA (Medical Ethics & Law, King's College London), PhD (Mental Health Ethics, University of Cambridge), FHEA, FRCPsych


Elizabeth is a Fellow and Director of Clinical Studies at Lucy Cavendish. She works in the School of Clinical Medicine, where she is responsible for delivery of the Professional Responsibilities curriculum (ethics & law, reflective practice, teaching skills, leadership & management, multi-professional team-working, patient safety and personal development). She is a Medical Member of the First Tier Tribunal (Mental Health), having previously worked as a Consultant Psychiatrist in Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust where she specialised in rehabilitation psychiatry for people with severe and enduring mental ill-health. She also sits on the Psychology Research Ethics Committee, the University Research Ethics Committee and the Approved Clinicians appointment panel for the Midland & East of England, and is an Associate of the Centre for Law, Medicine & Life Sciences in the Faculty of Law.

Research Interests

Elizabeth's research interests are focussed on two main areas: the role of consent, capacity and coercion in medical treatment, and medical education. For more details of publications see here