Danny Gittings is an Associate Professor and Senior
Programme Director at the College of Humanities and Law in the University of
Hong Kong’s School of Professional and Continuing Education and author of
to the Hong Kong Basic Law a popular textbook and general-interest book
now in its second edition. He is also a PhD Candidate researching Separation
of Powers at the University of Hong Kong’s Faculty of Law under the
supervision of Professors Simon Young and Richard Cullen.
As an Associate Professor at HKU SPACE,
he teaches most of the courses in Hong Kong Constitutional Law, including
setting and examining research papers for postgraduate students. He is the only
person to have received all three of the following awards: Distinguished Alumni
Fellowship (2009), Outstanding Teacher Award (2006) and Outstanding Lifelong
Learner Award (2001).
Before joining the academic world, Mr
Gittings worked in senior editorial positions at the South China
Morning Post and The Wall Street Journal Asia for 15
years, where he won several journalistic awards and reported on Hong
Kong’s political and constitutional development. He is a regular host of
RTHK's popular Backchat radio talk-show programme, and is one
of very few people to have interviewed every Hong Kong leader from Lord Wilson
(who was Governor from 1987-1992) through to CY Leung (who became Chief
Executive in 2012).
Mr Gittings has lived in Hong Kong for more
than 25 years and is married with two young children, who are being educated
through the local school system.