Dr Elizabeth Capewell PhD (Bath), MA, BA (Hons) (Cantab), PGCE (Bristol) Dip Hum Psych (Bath). Churchill Fellow.
After graduating from Girton College, Cambridge University Elizabeth’s life path intertwined three threads of professional career, voluntary work and family. Theses threads were unified by her commitment to community and social action.
She trained as a secondary school teacher before developing work with young unemployed and young parents, later progressing to management and staff development roles in County Youth & Community Services.
As an Officer with Berkshire LEA, she developed the response to young people, schools and community following the Hungerford Massacre of 1987. Invitations to assist with the response to the Lockerbie and Hillsborough disasters followed and as a result Elizabeth founded the Centre for Crisis Management and Education to offer psycho-social and educational response following major disaster and other traumatic events and pre-disaster training and consultancy. She developed an international reputation in this work and has responded to many major traumas in the UK and around the world including work in the Northern Ireland, the Balkans, Bahrain and UK transport disasters, bombings and workplace and school based traumatic incidents. She is often called on by National TV and radio for interviews and has acted as consultant to documentaries.
Elizabeth developed the principles and models which guided her work through Action Research and gained her PhD from Bath School of Management’s Centre for Action Research in Professional Practice.
Elizabeth is now pleased to bring her wealth of experience as well as training in many therapeutic methods & approaches to support the work of NKH as a co-Director and Researcher.