Denise has just submitted her PhD entitled "Where do women go when there's nowhere to go? An enquiry into the experiences of older women who became unexpectedly homeless for the first time later in life."
For this work, she facilitated ongoing arts-based workshops to better understand the context surrounding homelessness for vulnerable women. Within this role, art-making was used to start conversations with the women and to develop the research questions. Drawing upon interviews and through a continued creative process, new insights into the experiences of older women who found themselves unexpectedly homeless or at housing risk emerged.