Staff Profiles: Denise Wright

Denise Wright

Staff Profile: Denise Wright
Senior Tutor/Snr Lecturer in Social Work, Placements Co-ordinator

Denise Wright

Denise Wright

Senior Tutor/Snr Lecturer in Social Work, Placements Co-ordinator

Health and Social Care

I came to social work as a mature student. I had great placements and educators which helped me take my learning into the workplace. I am passionate that all students have the same experience and become the best social workers they can be.

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I always wanted to 'help' people grow and develop, initially through teaching. But life events led me to social work and my career has never looked back. I love the diversity and challenge, whether it be in practice working with different people who may be in need of advice, support, care or protection, working in a team supporting colleagues or networking with other organisations, no day is the same. Even as an academic!


Award Title Institution Date
MSc Health and Social Care University of Gloucestershire 2009
Advanced Dip Mental Health Social Work University of Portsmouth 2002
Diploma Higher Education (Social Work) Cheltenham and Gloucester College of Higher Education 1998


Advanced Award in Social Work,  2008

Practice Teachers Award, 2006

Mental Health Social Work, 2001

Post Qualifying Award in Social Work,  2000

Diploma in Social Work, 1998


Membership of professional bodies

Fellow, Higher Education Academy

Registered Social Worker, Health and Care Professions Council

Member, British Association of Social Workers

Teaching and research


Introduction to Professional Social Work, Level 4

Substance Use and Misuse, Level 5

100 Day Placement, Level 6


Undergraduate, Postgraduate

External responsibilities

Support and supervise a newly qualified social worker working as an independent and take on practice educator responsibilities for other students.