Lizzie is an Engagement Lead at Involve. She leads a variety of projects that use participatory and deliberative methods to involve people in decision making.
Before joining Involve in 2018, Lizzie was on the senior management team of the Small Charities Coalition – a national support and membership body for 9,000+ small charities. She was responsible for the delivery of all services and funded programmes. Through this work Lizzie has developed extensive knowledge on the governance of grassroots organisations. She worked with multiple government departments, funders, corporates and established a wide-ranging network of civil society connections.
Lizzie also has in-depth research skills from an MA in Middle East politics focusing on civil society resistance to regimes in the region, North African politics and Islamism and political theories in international relations.
Outside of her work at Involve, Lizzie is a trustee and governance sub-committee lead for a small charity called RefugeeYouth UK. This organisation uses the creative arts combined with participatory action research to support young refugees in their development, inclusion and integration into the wider community.
Lizzie is also experienced in Action Learning facilitation as well as being a keen footballer!