Liz works on projects relating to the regulation of international trade in timber and wildlife, sustainable use and protection of the world’s forests. She has extensive experience supporting the European Commission and Member States’ authorities in implementing the EU Timber Regulation, FLEGT Regulation and the EU Wildlife Trade Regulations, including overseeing the design, production, and quality control of technical reports, conducting in-depth policy analyses, literature reviews and trade data analyses, liaising with stakeholders and provision of policy recommendations.
Liz gained her PhD through studying forest ecology and the diet and home-range use of wild mandrills in Lopé National Park, Gabon. She has also conducted fieldwork in East Africa and the Caribbean. Liz has a BSc in Biology and Geography and an MSc in Biodiversity and Conservation. She joined UNEP-WCMC in 2008.
Leads and undertakes work to support the implementation and enforcement of the EU Timber Regulation and FLEGT Regulation. This includes project planning, coordination of staff, provision of scientific and technical advice and quality assurance. Liz oversees the production of key outputs including the EUTR overviews of timber source countries, EUTR briefing notes and syntheses of FLEGT National Reports.
Oversees UNEP-WCMCs input into a Fitness Check of the EUTR and FLEGT Regulation and an Impact Assessment of potential EU regulatory and non-regulatory demand-side measures to promote deforestation-free supply chains.
Produces and reviews species sustainability assessments and policy analyses for the Scientific Review Group (SRG) of the EU Wildlife Trade Regulations, including advising on policy recommendations.