Project Director, International Centre of Training Excellence – Blacktown City Council
Neil studied toward undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications in sport and exercise science at Sheffield Hallam University before taking up a role with the English Institute of Sport in Manchester as a junior Physiologist. In this role Neil gained experience working with wheelchair Basketball and Rugby ahead of the Athens Summer Olympic Games as well as establishing an accredited laboratory facility. In 2004 Neil accepted a position with Heart of Midlothian FC where he worked for eight seasons progressing into the role of Head of Sport Sciences. Since leaving the club Neil has held consultancy roles with the English and Scottish Football Associations, Scottish Squash and Great Britain Water Polo and achieved high performance accredited status as a Physiologist with the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES). Neil holds positions within BASES on their accreditation and editorial committees. Prior to moving to Australia Neil was employed by Heriot-Watt University and was responsible for the design and development of Oriam, Scotland’s national performance centre for sport which is home to the countries national Rugby and Football (Soccer) teams. Neil is a published author and holds a doctorate degree from Chester University.