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Neville Palmer

Senior Lecturer

Department of Science and Engineering

Neville Palmer, Senior Lecturer


Neville started his career as a radio and electronics officer in the Merchant Navy. He became interested in computing and, after returning to full time education, worked in IT-related roles for various companies, including Plessey and IBM, while studying for a degree through the Open University. Eventually he joined Solent University as a lecturer, teaching radio and electronics, and eventually became involved in the development and teaching of the computer networking degree programme at Solent from its inception. He studied for an MSc in Software Engineering while at Solent.

He is a Fellow of AdvanceHE (the Higher Education Academy) and member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). He is also a member of the British Computer Society, being a committee member of the Hampshire Branch and Inclusion Officer. He is also a member of the National Autistic Society.

Further information

Neville started his career with the International Marine Radio Company as a marine radio and electronics officer. After further study, he worked as a trials engineer on project Ptarmigan at Plessey, and then as a test engineer for IBM on the new National Air Traffic Control Centre, before joining Solent. He maintains close links with industry and his present area of interest is industrial networking.

Taught courses

BSc (Hons) Computer Science

Find your specialism on this BCS-accredited degree. Gain problem-solving skills, create innovative technologies and prepare for a career in many industries, including cybersecurity and data analysis.

BSc (Hons) Computer Networks Engineering

Well-qualified network engineers are in high demand and this degree is delivered in partnership with Cisco Networking Academy providing essential skills for the computing industry.

BSc (Hons) Cyber Security

Want to protect the world from hackers, viruses and cyber-attacks? This practical degree course enables you develop the in-demand skills in a growing industry.

BSc (Hons) Software Engineering

Learn how to design, develop, and maintain software applications to create innovative technology solutions and enhance user experiences on this BCS-accredited degree.

Digital and Technology Solutions Professional (Integrated Degree) Apprenticeship

As a Digital Technology Solutions apprentice you will be guided by a curriculum that has been developed in association with BT, HP, IBM and GSM to develop the skills...