Elizabeth is head teacher of The Camden School for Girls, a voluntary aided comprehensive school for girls aged 11–16, with a large, mixed sixth form. She was appointed to this role in 2010, having worked on school improvement, teachers' professional development and improving academic outcomes as a deputy head teacher. The school offers outstanding provision at all key stages, combining academic excellence with a popular and varied enrichment offer. The school was founded by Frances Mary Buss, an early pioneer in education for girls and women, and the school is proud to maintain her vision and values in relation to academic opportunities for young women. Elizabeth has led the development of the school as a SCITT hub (school-centred initial teacher training provider), providing mathematics and physics jointly with another school.
Currently the Joint President of the Association for State Girls' Schools, an organisation which supports excellent secondary provision for girls in state schools, Elizabeth aims to raise girls' aspirations and provide networks for like-minded school leaders during her time in this role.
Elizabeth is a trustee of Young Enterprise, an educational charity, in which she will shortly become Chair of the Remuneration Committee. She is also a member of the Camden Schools Forum.
A graduate of the University of Cambridge in Classics and English, Elizabeth holds an honorary MA from Cambridge and a Masters in Language and Literature in Education from the Institute of Education, University of London.