Dr Elizabeth Capewell
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 working with the young unemployed and young parents, later progressing to management and staff training and development roles in County Youth & Community Services.
While working for Berkshire LEA she became involved in responding to young people, schools and community following the Hungerford Massacre of 1987. Invitations to assist with the response of the Lockerbie and Hillsborough disasters followed and Elizabeth set up the Centre for Crisis Management and Education to offer psycho-social and educational response and training following major disaster and other traumatic events. 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 train crashes, bombings and school based incidents.
She 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.