Book-launch     Dr Eliza Filby is an academic, writer and businesswoman.

Born in south London, Eliza was educated at Durham and UCL and received her PhD in history from the University of Warwick in 2010. Between 2010-2014, Eliza lectured at Remnin University Beijing and King’s College London where she taught, amongst other things, a history of the 1980s to those born in the 1990s.

In 2014, Eliza founded her own business, GradTrain, now the UK‘s leading training organization for universities, providing bespoke employability training for graduates.

Eliza published her first book God and Mrs Thatcher: The Battle for Britain’s Soul in 2015. It explores the Methodist motivations of Margaret Thatcher and the part that religion played in the politics of the 1980s.

Eliza has now moved from researching the politics of the 1980s to researching those born in that decade. Her current project explores Generation Y and Z and the complex intergenerational landscape now dominating politics, work and the marketplace. Eliza is an authoritative speaker on the Millennial generation and intergenerational issues within the workplace.

Drawing on her research as well as her practical experience of running her own graduate business, Eliza works with companies helping them address the key issue of how to market and manage Generations Y and Z. Past clients include Pictet Bank, RGM, JustSoLondon, Procter and Gamble and she has recently completed a six-month project with Toni & Guy and their global wing, Label M.

An experienced public speaker and facilitator, Eliza has lectured to a wide range of audiences from the Institute of Public Policy to the Conservative party conference as well as the universities of LSE, Cambridge and Harvard. Eliza has written for The Times, Guardian, Telegraph and the Spectator and has reviewed for the Financial Times and Standpoint Magazine. She frequently acts as a commentator on BBC, Sky News and has also worked with broadcasters in Russia, Spain, China and North America. Eliza is a regular panelist on Sky News’ Evening Paper Review show.