Denise Harvey is a qualified social worker with over 23 years’ experience working within various areas of children and families' services. She is a fellow of the higher education academy (FHEA) and former senior lecturer and professional lead for social work at London South Bank University. Denise has spent over 14 years managing different high profile government initiatives as well as managing large teams. She is an academic researcher and currently works as a learning and development consultant. She is an experienced and published researcher and author whose areas of expertise include leadership, law, risk and decision making. She is currently undertaking her PhD.