About Elizabeth

After graduating with a degree in Politics and International Relations from the University of Reading, Elizabeth Holmes completed her PGCE at the Institute of Education, University of London. She then taught humanities and social sciences in schools in London, Oxfordshire and West Sussex, where her teaching experience included running the history department in a challenging comprehensive.

Elizabeth now writes primarily on education and health issues for a variety of national publications, websites, and publishers. She has had well over 1000 magazine, newspaper and Internet features published and is often consulted by other writers for her opinion for inclusion in articles in the national media. Some of the publications where Elizabeth’s work has appeared include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Times Educational Supplement, The Guardian, The Independent, BBC.co.uk, Here’s Health, Family Circle, Babycare and Pregnancy, School Business Managers Magazine, InTuition, and Impact among many others.

Elizabeth’s books have been published by The Stationery Office, Kogan Page, Routledge, Element, Chrysalis (Vega), Schoolmanager.net, A&C Black, HarperCollins, and Sage. She has contributed to education debate on many BBC Radio stations as well as local radio and Teachers’ TV. 

As well as writing, Elizabeth also runs bespoke training and development sessions for schools, and creative writing workshops for anyone interested in exploring their creativity through the written word.

In her spare time, Elizabeth gained an MA in Creative Writing and Personal Development from the University of Sussex, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Theology from the University of Chichester.