Staff Profiles: Denise Wright

Denise Wright

Staff Profile: Denise Wright
Senior Tutor in Social Work

Denise Wright

Denise Wright

Senior Tutor in Social Work

Social Work and Social Care

As a social worker I was privileged and fortunate to work with people to help them make sense of challenges in their lives and find ways forward to bring about change. I take the passion and experience of my practice into working with students who need additional support at times during their studies.


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.