Liz is Metabolic’s Research Director, leading the activities of our think tank, the Metabolic Institute.
Prior to joining Metabolic, Liz spent her time between University College London and the Royal College of Art where she both researched and taught. Liz’s research expertise lies within materials design and engineering, systems analysis, redistributed manufacturing, and digital innovation. She is currently investigating how globally connected, locally situated digital fabrication networks can lead to a more environmentally sustainable and socially equitable manufacturing economy. Liz holds a BA in Design and an MA in Material Culture and Design. Her professional background encompasses commercial practice, academic research, teaching, and strategic consultancy for cities, institutions, businesses, and third sector organisations.