- Senior Lecturer in Digital Media at the University of Wolverhampton
- Adjunct Professor of Virtual Worlds and Digital Practice at Ontario College of Art and Design University, Toronto
- Principle Editor of the Journal of Virtual Creativity (formally Metaverse Creativity), Intellect, UK.
With a background in Fine Art Painting and Digital Media, Denise has contributed research in the fields of art and technology, phenomenology, performance, video games, art and consciousness, virtual worlds, and digital arts practice through numerous book chapters and articles and recently edited the artist led book New Opportunities for Artistic Practice in Virtual Worlds (2015). She sits on the editorial boards for the International Journal of Performance Art and Digital Media (Routledge) and the Journal of Gaming and Virtual Worlds, (Intellect).