Prior to joining Nous, she completed a PhD in medical biology at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute. Denise offers a unique combination of practical experience and a deep understanding of research, data analysis and stakeholder engagement.
Prior to Nous, Denise taught biology and chemistry at Footscray High School as a Teach for Australia Associate. As Head of Science, Denise managed the design and implementation of curriculum, assessments and professional development programs. She also developed resources to provide mental health support for students and staff.
Denise completed her PhD in medical biology at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute for Medical Research (now WEHI) in Melbourne, where she investigated the mechanisms of a novel cancer treatment with collaborators in Europe and Asia. As well as her PhD, Denise holds a Master of Teaching from the Australian Catholic University and a Master and Bachelor of Biotechnology from Mannheim University of Applied Sciences.
Denise loves CrossFit, Richmond Tigers, German soccer, hiking, coffee, travelling and reading anything Brené Brown writes or recommends.