After undergraduate and masters degrees at Sydney University, Denise completed a PhD in econometrics at the London School of Economics. She then worked for two years on the UK forecasting team at the National Institute for Economic and Social Research in London, prior to taking up a position at the University of Manchester. She has been a professor at Manchester since 1992. Her visiting positions include the University of Tasmania, Monash University and ANU, and she is a research associate at the Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis (CAMA), ANU. Denise chaired the Economics Sub-Panel for the UK Research Assessment Exercise in 2008 and she has been a member of various committees for the UK Economic and Social Research Council and the Royal Economic Society. Her primary research interests lie in applied macroeconomic modelling.