With over twenty five years of teaching experience, eighteen of those internationally, Neil brings a wealth of experience to Stonyhurst. Having held positions in the UK, Spain, Oman, Russia and China before joining Stonyhurst as a founding member of staff, Neil has a deep understanding of the needs of the international student, the workings of international schools and methods of teaching and learning that can help produce men and women for others.
During a wide and varied career Neil has taught subjects across the curriculum and age range, and has held a number of different pastoral and academic middle management roles. It is this considerable portfolio that he brings to the post of Head of Science at Stonyhurst Penang. Neil believes strongly in the scientific method of observation, reflection and evaluation, and is, along with a strong team of science staff, building a department that has practical science at its core, and looks to develop logical and discerning young scientists.
Also a parent, Neil has two of his children at Stonyhurst Penang, and as such can readily empathise with the needs of parents in terms of the schooling their children are receiving. Neil has a wide range of interests outside of the classroom including sports, languages, history, computing and music. He also shares his life with one scruffy, grumpy cat.