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Denise Beckwith is the Diversity and Inclusion Consultant for Blur P. Denise has a Bachelor of Social Work Honours and is currently undertaking a PhD within the School of Social Sciences and Psychology at Western Sydney University. Denise’s career as a disability advocate spans 15 years including roles with both People with Disability Australia (PWDA) and the NSW Mental Health Advocacy Service. During her time at PWDA Denise had the opportunity to attend the United Nations, New York to observe the formation of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disability in 2005. For nine years, Denise held various roles including Vice President for Touching Base an advocacy organisation for the sexual rights of people with disability and the rights of sex workers, two equally marginalised communities. Denise is a member of Women With Disabilities Australia and a member of the Australian National Committee for UN Women. As a Paralympian, she represented Australia at the 2000 Sydney Paralympic Games in the sport of swimming. She was a member of the 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay team that won the bronze medal. Denise additionally has a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Chemistry from University of Canberra 2001, and a Bachelor of Theology from Australian National University 1998.