Elizabeth Lang is an experienced trainer, sessional academic and researcher with a background in community development. Elizabeth is passionate about fostering inclusive environments that allow for open and respectful dialogue as a means to raise consciousness and spark positive change at individual, community and organisational levels. As a passionate human rights advocate, she uses the power of voice to shine a light on social justice causes at the local, national and international level.
In recognition of her ongoing community advocacy efforts Elizabeth was successfully nominated as part of the Australian delegation to attend the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) NGO Consultations in Geneva Switzerland in June 2016, presenting to government representatives and civil society organisations from around the globe on successful youth engagement to better meet the needs of resettled young people from refugee backgrounds.
Elizabeth has worked with a range organisations including government, non-government and tertiary education institutions for the past ten years in WA. As a Sessional Academic for the School of Occupational Therapy, Social Work and Speech Pathology at Curtin University, Elizabeth has taught a range of multidisciplinary units since 2015. Click here to connect to the academic profile.
In line with her passion for domestic and family violence prevention, Elizabeth is currently undertaking doctoral research with the Curtin School of Media, Creative Arts and Social Inquiry. Her research (Conceptualising Domestic and Family Violence in the Frame of Collectivist Cultures) is broadening the current legal and socio-cultural understanding of domestic and family violence in the Australian context of service provision.
As a highly experienced and certified trainer, facilitator and educator, Elizabeth enjoys facilitating environments that allow people to reflect on and challenge their assumptions as a means for transformational change and learning.