Dr Danny Gittings

Dr Danny Gittings is Associate Professor and Associate Head of the College of Humanities and Law in the University of Hong Kong’s School of Professional and Continuing Education (HKU SPACE)

Dr Gittings graduated from the Faculty of Law in July 2022 with a PhD in Separation of Powers which is expected to form the basis of his next book.

Dr Gittings’ thesis was praised by his examiners as an “outstanding thesis”, “carefully, superbly reasoned in a manner reflecting considerable originality of thought and judgment”, and “very well researched and well written”. It is cited in the Admin Law Blog as “an excellent application of Alexy’s weighted balancing test”.

Dr Gittings is already author of the bestselling textbook Introduction to the Hong Kong Basic Law (Hong Kong University Press) which has been cited in at least 45 other publications.

Before joining the academic world, Dr Gittings worked in senior editorial positions at the South China Morning Post and The Wall Street Journal Asia for 15 years, reporting on Hong Kong. He won several journalistic awards and is probably the only person to have interviewed every Hong Kong Governor and Chief Executive from Lord Wilson in 1991 through to Carrie Lam in 2018.

Mr Gittings is married with two children and has lived in Hong Kong for more than 30 years.

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