Anne White is Professor of Endocrine Sciences in Endocrinology and Diabetes within the School of Biomedicine and holds a joint appointment in the Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences and the Faculty of Life Sciences where until recently she was Associate Dean for Business Development and on the Faculty Management Team. Anne became a Fellow of the Society of Biology in 2010.
Anne gained her PhD in Cell Biology at the University of Manchester in 1978 and has pursued a translational research career initially as a Lecturer in Clinical Biochemistry in 1989 and then as Senior Lecturer in 1991, Reader in 1995 and was appointed to a personal Chair in 1999. From 1994 to 1998, Anne was Head of the Division of Cells, Immunology and Development in the School of Biological Sciences.
In 2002, Anne became Head of Graduate Education, and subsequently Associate Dean for Graduate Education, in the Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences, with overall responsibility for more than 1000 graduate students. She was a member of the MRC Training and Career Development Board from 20022011 and has since Chaired several of the MRC panels for studentships.
Anne has pursued interests at the interface with cellular/molecular endocrinology and its direct translation to endocrine disorders. This has led to over 130 full publications, chapters and reviews. She has been invited to speak not only at international conferences, but also to clinical groups, and researchers in pharmaceutical and diagnostic companies. The majority of her published work has derived from Wellcome Trust, Research Council and NHS funding. In addition, she has research funding from collaboration with industrial partners to underpin programmes on therapeutic targets and develop diagnostic assays.
As part of a Royal Society Industry Fellowship, Anne worked with AstraZeneca from 1999-2002, extending her interests in prohormone processing to neuropeptides in food intake and obesity. Anne has had a number of roles in the Society for Endocrinology. In 2000 she was elected to a five year appointment on the Executive Board of the Council of the Society and became a Director of BioScientifica. In 2010 Anne was appointed to the Council of the Society for Endocrinology.