Elizabeth is the Professional Lead for Social Work at the University of West London, where she established the current Social Work degree. She has over 30 years as a qualified practitioner. Prior to moving to an academic post, she has worked in a wide variety of social work roles. Her career commenced as a Probation Officer in London, and subsequently, she has worked in adult services, with older people, drugs and alcohol services, learning disabilities and also managing a children with disability service in a local authority. Elizabeth has also held equality posts within local authorities, as a Women’s Officer and Equal Opportunities Officer.