Elizabeth is a Co-Principal Investigator in PRISE and is a Research Fellow in the Risk and Resilience Programme at ODI with more than 10 years’ experience in research, policy and practice gained in the private and public sectors. During this time, Elizabeth’s focus has been on climate change adaptation, environmental management, livelihoods and impact assessment, primarily in East Africa.
With an interdisciplinary background, Elizabeth’s PhD research focused on responses to drought and climate change in semi-arid pastoralist systems, and she is skilled in a wide range of qualitative and quantitative research methods. Previously, she has worked with the International Livestock Research Institute and several research-led NGOs in Kenya and Tanzania. In PRISE, Elizabeth is focusing on Research Area 3: ‘Harnessing opportunities for climate-resilient economic development in semi-arid lands: adaptation options in key sectors’, and Research Area 5: ‘Property rights, investments and economic development in the context of climate change in semi-arid lands’.