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Elizabeth Cox is an experienced economist who has led the New Economics Foundation’s UK and international research on localities and local economies over 13 years, and has now taken up a position with NEF Consulting as Associate Director.
Her work ranges from developing learning-based programmes around sustainability, supporting communities to develop community economic development plans, working with project teams to develop theories of change, to developing impact frameworks for social impact investors and social businesses, and research design.
Elizabeth has extensive experience of managing large and multiple projects of this nature. Her recent research has included a review of community-based approaches to supporting pro-environmental behaviour and development of an indicator framework to measure behaviour change as part of a large multi-year project for the Big Lottery.
Prior to working at the New Economics Foundation, Elizabeth was a research Fellow at Aberdeen University, and a policy advisor in the Ministry of Agriculture, Guyana.