BA (Hons), PGDIP, AFHEA
Senior Lecturer / Course Leader
Neil is a Senior Lecturer at Buckinghamshire New University, working as the Course Leader in Multimedia Journalism. He obtained his first degree in Politics at the University of York in 1993, gaining a Postgraduate Diploma in Newspaper Journalism from the University of Central Lancashire a year later.
Neil’s 25-year career in mainstream media started when he became graduate trainee at the Liverpool Daily Post & Echo, eventually rising to the position of crime reporter. A move to the Royal Gazette in Bermuda followed, before a spell at the News Of The World.
Neil left Fleet Street to work in television, becoming a broadcast journalist and reporter for both ITV and the BBC in south-east England. He also worked at BBC Sport – on Grandstand and Sunday Grandstand – before spending five years at ITN. During that time, he reported for ITV News in his role as sports producer and helped produce some major news stories, including the death of Pope John Paul II and the London bomb attacks of 2005. His time at ITN included spells as launch programme editor for Setanta Sports News and programme editor of ITV London Tonight.
After leaving ITN, Neil spent 10 years at IMG where he rose to senior editorial positions within the Premier League Productions department, primarily taking charge of the TV news programmes for Premier League licensees all over the world.
Neil is also a published author. Blues & Beatles was published in 2011. Everton FC On This Day was published in 2012.