Professor John White, LL.B (Hons), Dip Crim (Cantab), PhD has become the University of Gibraltar’s first Adjunct Professor. The role of an Adjunct Professor is typically involves undertaking long-term collaborative research with the University along with a commitment to provide leadership and mentoring in their field of expertise. It is an unsalaried position.
The University of Gibraltar’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Catherine Bachleda said “We are delighted that Professor White has accepted this, our first adjunct professor appointment. Prof White joined our Academic Board shortly after the University opened and has worked tirelessly to advance our academic interests since. This appointment is but a small recognition of the long-term commitment and academic contribution he has provided during these formative years.”
Professor John White attended the University of Cambridge where he studied Criminology at Master’s level. After Cambridge he returned to Scotland and to the University of Edinburgh where he completed his doctoral thesis in the Faculty of Law. He has taught at institutions including Edinburgh Napier University, the University of Edinburgh, Queen Margaret University, the University of Leeds and spent twenty years as Dean/Head of Law at Anglia Ruskin University (where he was appointed a full professor) before becoming Head of Human Sciences and Law at Bucks New University.
On his appointment, he said, “I am deeply honoured to have been appointed Adjunct Professor at the University of Gibraltar. I feel especially privileged as I am the first ever appointee to this role. I am delighted to be able to play a further part in the exciting future of this young and ambitious University.”