Denise has in-depth expertise in the area of sex trafficking and prostitution. She works on various anti -discrimination bodies and has worked on various governmental and NGOs committees and commissions. She is presently Chair of Turn off the Red Light Campaign, advocacy for legislative change (http://www.turnofftheredlight.ie).
She is presently working with Associate Dr Monica O’Connor to look at implementation strategies in the context of legislative change, across the EU, in the context of the sex trade. She is the represented on the European’s Expert Sub Group on Demand.
Former roles have included Expert to the EU Expert Group on Human Trafficking; Country Co-ordinator for ENOTES, an EU observatory on human trafficking. She has overseen a number of research projects and initiated and overseen EU projects on service provision, early legal intervention and demand.