Ms Denise Bodley

Ms Denise Bodley

School: Nursing

Job Title: Senior Lecturer


Phone: 0776 814 5542 or 020 8417 5414

Location: Kingston Hill Campus, Kingston University, Kingston Upon Thames, KT2 7LB


Denise qualified as a mental health nurse in 1983 at St George's Hospital and subsequently worked in a variety of in-patient services and community settings.

In 1995 she completed an MSc in Psychology and Health (Mental Health) and now teaches on the THORN course leading modules on mental health assessment and psychosocial interventions. She also acts as a liaison lecturer for Huntercombe Hospital in Roehampton, monitoring and evaluating the quality of student clinical placements.

Denise has particular interests in psychosocial interventions for people with dementia, in work-based and transformational learning, and in practice development. She is currently working on cross-Faculty projects focused on communication with people with dementia and on practice development work in psychosocial interventions.

Academic and professional qualifications

  • MSc, Psychology & Health (Mental Health)
  • PgCert, Education of Adults
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse
  • BSc(Hons),
  • BSc(Hons), Combined Sciences (Psychology & Sociology)

Professional experience

  • 2013 - present
    PSA Course Leader,
  • 2013 - present
    1985-1997 Team Leader Acute Psychiatry,

Research interests

Evaluation of PSI practice development initiatives; action research.


Work-based learning experience in mental health services, developing audit based skills