Dr Joseph Britto, BSc, MSc

Dr Joseph Britto, BSc, MSc Image

University of Gibraltar:

Research Fellow
PhD Supervisor
Board of Governors
Research & Research Degrees Committee

Research Background

Dr Joseph Britto studied English Literature and Education at what is now St Mary’s University and obtained his doctorate in Education at the University of Sheffield in 2007. He has taught in the secondary and primary sectors in Gibraltar and was appointed Director of Education in 2012. From 2016 to 2018 he was seconded and temporarily promoted to the post of Senior Administrator in the Office of the Chief Secretary to support and assist in matters pertaining to the day-to-day running of the Civil Service, Agencies, Authorities and government-owned companies. Following his full retirement from Government service in 2018, he was engaged by the Chief Secretary’s Office in an advisory capacity, chiefly on Special Projects relating to development and Service improvement (2018-2020). He was also the Chair of the Gibraltar Police Authority (2018-2024).


Dr Britto is currently a member of the University of Gibraltar’s Board of Governors, and member of the Parole Advisory Board, the Healthcare Services Commission as well as the Public Services Commission.

Research Interests

Dr Britto was a founder member of the Board of Governors of the University of Gibraltar and has been involved with the University project since before its physical inception. He was the Director of the former University’s Institute of Education, he is a member of the New Technologies in Education key advisory group, is involved in PhD supervision, and is an Associate Researcher at the University of Gibraltar. He takes a keen interest in all matters relating to English literature and language, radio communications and information technology; he is a licensed Amateur Radio enthusiast (ZB2ZX) and is an avid reader.