2023 Global Leadership Initiative
Denise is currently pursuing a DPhil in Experimental Psychology funded by the ESRC Grand Union DTP. Her interdisciplinary project focuses on the causal mechanisms of physical activity on cognitive and brain health. Denise previously obtained a Master’s in Psychology and Education and the British Psychological Society accreditation at the University of Cambridge. She is also a trained teacher with Staatsexamen from Germany, and prior to returning to academia, Denise spent several years as a teacher, head of department and athletics coach in a boarding school and as a tutor for continuing education at the University of Oxford. She loves sports (e.g. athletics, rowing, yoga) as well as travelling and is passionate about music and dance. Denise is a member of Harris Manchester College.