Elizabeth has worked as a producer, editorial and visual researcher, and clearance specialist on numerous award-winning international documentary and interactive projects that have garnered Emmy, Gemini, CSA, Peabody and Academy awards.
A graduate of Queen's University, she has taught documentary research and development at Ryerson University in Toronto and has led research and rights clearance workshops at numerous international conferences and broadcasters. They include Realscreen, Documentary Campus, The World Congress of Science & Factual Producers,Impact Media Summit, Sunnyside of the Doc, Archidoc (Femis), Sheffield Docfest, Banff World Media Festival, Hot Docs, the National Film Board of Canada, CTV, Discovery, History Television, ImagineNative, Reel World Film Festival, WIFT International Summit, and the Atlantic and Vancouver International Film Festivals.
Throughout her career, Elizabeth has worked for HBO, PBS, the National Film Board of Canada, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Discovery, History Television, CTV, Channel 4, Arte, ZDF, and numerous international broadcasters and independent production companies around the world.
In 2006, Elizabeth received an Emmy nomination in the category Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft – Research. Elizabeth has been nominated three times for a Canadian Gemini/CSA Awards and in 2010 and 2014 won the Barbara Sears Award for Best Visual Research. She has been nominated three times for the FOCAL International Researcher of the Year Award. In 2008, she was awarded the FOCAL International Lifetime Achievement Award and the Yorkton Golden Sheaf for Best Research.
Elizabeth serves as a board member of FOCAL International, Women in Film and Television and Impact Media Summit. She is the founding chairperson of the Visual Researcher's Society of Canada/Association des Recherchistes en Audiovisuel du Canada.