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Denise Hanson

Deputy Course Leader
School of Justice
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Denise is Deputy Course Leader for Policing and Criminal Investigation BSc, and has experience in policing through her background with Lancashire Constabulary. | As well as gaining extensive experience in the operational field, Denise worked on the early strategic alliance between UCLan and Lancashire Constabulary towards evidence based policing outcomes. | In managing talent for business longevity and success she produced innovative internal and external leadership development programmes inspired through a keen interest in the progression of others. | She has expertise in the field of change management within policing during the most high risk and dynamic organisational reviews in the Constabulary’s history. She is part of the UCLan Criminal Justice Partnership, which is a dynamic collaboration of academics from a broad range of disciplines who can respond in a timely and innovative way to the challenges faced by a diverse range of external partners. | Her portfolio includes teaching law, leadership in a policing context and digital investigations. She is also a supervisor for undergraduate and post graduate dissertation students on policing courses. | Denise is a a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy involved in promoting excellent teaching practice across the institution.

Course leader for BSc Policing and Criminal Investigation teaching team, Denise isalso module lead for Introduction to Law, Leadership & Management and contributes to subject specific areas within other policing related modules upto post graduate level. She has conducted research into police officer experiences tackling mental health related issues in the North West and police wellbeing as part of the Blue Light Wellbeing Framework. She is an academic advisor supporting student experience offering pastoral advice as well as academic guidance. Her research focus is currently around police officer education, police leadership and optimising staff development to respond to increasingly complex societal requirements of policing in the UK.

Denise has 14 years experience as a warranted officer with Lancashire Constabulary and qualified to the rank of Inspector. As well as gaining extensive experience in the operational field, Denise worked on the early strategic alliance between UCLan and Lancashire Constabulary towards evidence based policing outcomes. In managing talent for business longevity and success, she designed innovative internal and external leadership development programmes, inspired through a keen interest in coaching others. She worked in collaboration with Blackburn University to inspire members from black and minority ethnic communities towards police staff and officer leadership roles. She has expertise in the field of change management within policing during the most high risk and dynamic organisational reviews in the Constabulary’s history. As a keen advocate using technology enabled teaching, Denise discussed transition from class room based teaching to online learning in partnership with Microsoft and The Guardian, 'You're not tied to a topic or a timetable; how online teaching is revolutionising the way students are learning'. Denise is an associate of the College of Policing involved in the recruitment and assessment of police officers in the North West and a member of the Oscar Kilo and contributed to their national police well being research programme.

  • Current doctoral student in Criminal Justice
  • PGCert HE, UCLan, 2020
  • MSc Criminal Justice, UCLan, 2018
  • Professional Practice, Derby 2014
  • OSPRE Inspector Qualification 2013
  • CMI Leadership & Management, 2013
  • People Development Women's Network Champion, 2012
  • Divisional Commanders Commendation, 2012
  • Golden Roses Course Team of the Year, 2015
  • Introduction to Law
  • Police Leadership
  • Police Education
  • Digital Investigations
  • Theft & Firearms Offences
  • Coaching Associate in Teaching Practice
  • Mentoring police officer applicants
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • College of Policing Associate
  • Chartered Management Institute
  • Member of Oscar Kilo National Police Wellbeing Group
  • Society of Evidence Based Policing
  • Linkedin Learning Community