Dr Elizabeth Cotton – Senior Lecturer

Dr Elizabeth Cotton is a Senior Lecturer at Middlesex University Business School. She is a writer and educator working in the field of mental health at work.

Elizabeth’s background is in workers’ education and international development. She has worked in over 35 countries on diverse issues such as HIV/AIDS, organising and building grassroots networks, and negotiating as head of education for Industriall, one of the largest trade unions in the world, reflected in her book Global Unions Global Business (Libri Publishers).

Elizabeth teaches and writes academically at Middlesex University about employment relations and precarious work. She is Editor-in-Chief of an ABS4 journal Work, Employment & Society looking at the sociology of work.

Elizabeth blogs at www.survivingwork.org and set up www.survivingworkinhealth.org a free resource in partnership with the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust.

In 2017 she published the largest national survey about working conditions in mental health www.thefutureoftherapy.org which is what she will be presnting at National Counsellors’ Day 2019.

She is a founding member of Action for Care-worker Wellbeing, a network established to campaign for better working conditions across health and social care.

Her book Surviving Work in Healthcare: Helpful stuff for people on the frontline (Gower, 2017) was nominated for the Chartered Management Institute’s practitioner book of the year.