Neville started his early career as a marine radio and electronics officer in the Merchant Navy. He decided to study further and became interested in computing. He obtained a degree through the Open University while working full-time for various electronics and IT companies. After joining Solent University, Neville obtained a master's degree in software engineering.
He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, member of the British Computer Society, and also of the Institute of Electrical Electronics Engineers.
Neville is actively engaged in teaching on the computer networking degree programme and is a member of the computing team. He is involved in designing new units and pathways for the computing degrees and is always keen to make them relevant to the requirements of new technology and industry. His current academic interests include network automation and software defined networks.