Eliza is an Analyst with a specific focus on harnessing stakeholder engagement, project management and primary and secondary research to deliver positive impact for the public sector.
Since joining PPL, Eliza has been researching place-based working, analysing stakeholder interviews to understand and recommend how place-based leaders can be better supported to work with the wider system, and deliver integrated care to residents. She has worked to support Adult Social Services to improve quality in line with new Care Quality Commission assurance requirements; and has also supported Organisational Development across a number of London boroughs.
Prior to joining PPL, Eliza worked at a user-generated video start-up, project managing the end-to-end production of videos for large commercial clients, conducting stakeholder management and providing creative consultation on projects within the employer branding, Diversity Equity & Inclusion, and employee value proposition spaces. Advocating for internal pro-bono productions, she produced her own video projects including a mini documentary series on gender bias in the workplace, and a global youth climate activist series for Earth Overshoot Day.
At university, Eliza took particular interest in inequalities, specialising in labour market geographies, postcolonialism and technology. She brings experience in qualitative and quantitative social research methods through technical training across Geographic Information Systems, policy and statistics. Inspired by her studies of the politics of technology, Eliza co-founded a society exploring technology-related social justice issues. With the society she built a network of collaborators across academia and campaign groups, hosted and facilitated discussion events, and in 2021 organised a campaign against unjust Big Tech workplace practices and the biases in their technologies. She went on to apply her background in tech activism as an investigative researcher for the Stop Killer Robots campaign, where she investigated the extent of UK university involvement in the development of lethal autonomous weapons. Identifying many activities of concern, Eliza co-authored a flagship report for the campaign detailing the investigation’s findings, and presented these in a workshop with the Ministry of Defence.
Eliza holds a BA in Geography from the University of Cambridge.