Denise Hanson

Deputy Course Leader , College of Policing Associate
School of Justice


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.