Denise was the Technical Director for Cambridge Education Australia from 2010-2013. As one of our lead writers and course designers she brings substantial Australian and international experience in school leadership and school improvement. Denise previously worked in the UK where she held senior management roles in supporting large and complex inner-London local education authorities with very low achievement. In addition to supporting school improvement, she was responsible for leading a number of key reforms in the integration of health, social services and education, to better support the needs of vulnerable children and young people. She has also worked in the US for a period, where she supported the development of a State-wide accountably framework for both schools and districts.
Earlier in her career Denise focused extensively on curriculum development, assessment and improving pedagogy in the area of mathematics education, supporting schools throughout the geographically vast state of Western Australia. She was also the foundation principal of a large primary school that became the centre of a rapidly-growing young community.