Neville started his early career as a marine radio and electronics officer in the Merchant Navy. Technology moved rapidly from Morse code to satellite communications, so Neville 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.
Neville joined the University as a lecturer, and during his time here has successfully completed a master's degree in software engineering. He is a member of the British Computer Society and of the Higher Education Academy.
Neville is actively engaged in teaching on the computer networking degree programme. He is involved in designing new units and pathways for our degrees and is always keen to make them relevant to the requirements of new technology and industry. He is also a second year tutor, and his marine background has not been forgotten in his role as examiner for candidates on Global Maritime Distress and Safety System courses.
In his spare time, Neville enjoys walking and climbing, especially in Wales, the Lake District and Scotland, and he is a member of the British Mountaineering Council. For 12 years, he has trained regularly in Shotokan Karate and has attained the grade of Nidan.