Elizabeth Booker is a PhD student in the Psychology and Neuroscience department at Goldsmiths, University of London as well as the Director of Alternatives Trust East London, a charity working with vulnerable and homeless families in the London Borough of Newham. Her research looks at the effect of socioeconomic status and specifically the No Recourse to Public Funds immigration policy on child development. Elizabeth was born and raised in Newham and is now raising her own two children in the borough. As well as her study and work Elizabeth is an active member of a local Church, is politically active locally and also serves on the board of two charities, the Canning Town and Custom House Renewal Project and Lempriere Pringle 2015, both working towards poverty alleviation locally and nationally.

“Having grown up in Canning Town and seen first hand the important work that Community Links do, I am so pleased to be part of this new phase and look forward to seeing the legacy of Community Links continue to grow.”