Elizabeth was co-opted on to the government’s Advisory Committee on the Misuse of Drugs New Recovery Committee from 2012- 2016 is currently advisor to several organisations. She has contributed to research by the Universities of Bath and Sterling which has produced new guidelines for professionals working with those bereaved by substance use. She has delivered over 500 lectures and key note speeches to clinicians, practitioners and other stakeholders at schools, prisons, and conference events across the globe, including European Commission (Brussels) 2009, Europe Against Drugs Conference (London) 2010, and the Reckitt Benckiser Pharmaceuticals, now Indivior, Conference (Morocco) 2012. Nearer to home, Elizabeth sits on the Berkshire drug related death committee and the Independent Review panel for rehab treatment applications in Berkshire.
Elizabeth was nominated as a Woman of Achievement in the Women of the Year Awards from 2009-2012, and her courage and determination to support families continues to be acknowledged around the world. Elizabeth’s work continues to draw recognition and thanks from all corners of society, including commendations from the Prime Minister Theresa May, former Prime Minister Gordon Brown, the Inspector of Prisons, Director and Governors of prisons, Head teachers, DAAT Commissioners and, most significantly, many thousands of recovering families.
Elizabeth was recognised in the 2017 Queens Birthday Honours List when she was awarded an MBE for services to people who experience drug addiction and their families.