Stuart White received his PhD in 2006 from the University of Edinburgh, supervised by Prof Allan Sinclair. After this, he spent one year in Texas A&M University as a postdoc, returning to Scotland to a position at the University of Glasgow from 2007-2019. In September 2019, White moved to the University of Oxford for a joint appointment as a Professor of Mathematics and Tutorial Fellow at St John's College. He was awarded the Sir Edmund Whittaker Memorial Prize of the Edinburgh Mathematical Society in 2013, and was awarded an Alexander von Humboldt Foundation fellowship for experienced researchers from 2015-2018, visiting the University of Münster for 16 months during this period.
White's work focuses on operator algebras, and related fields. He is particularly interested in the interface between the measurable and topological objects in this setting.