Denise is Advocacy Manager at SAR Europe, leading the European Action for Academic Freedom project to expand, coordinate and support advocacy in Europe to promote academic freedom. Under the new project, SAR Europe will work with SAR sections and partners to establish a European Coordinating Committee for Academic Freedom Advocacy and to design, develop and implement a strategy for European advocacy. Denise joins SAR Europe with over ten years’ experience working across the private, public and non-for-profit sectors. She is a qualified solicitor, holds an LLM in Advanced Legal Practice from Northumbria Law School England, and a BCL (International) Degree from University College Cork Ireland. Denise was previously the Legal and Policy Officer at the National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI), where she led the legal work of the organisation, and provided support to the policy team across NWCI’s core strategic areas. She also previously worked for the Law Reform Commission, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Irish Mission to the United Nations in New York, and acted as a Judicial Fellow of the High Court.