Prof Neil Withnell

School of Health & Society

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Current positions

Associate Dean Student Experience


Following a career in Mental Health Nursing Neil joined the University of Salford in July 2002 as a Lecturer Practitioner in Mental Health Nursing. He made the move to become a full time Lecturer in November 2003 and has carried out various roles before his current role as Associate Dean Academic Student Experience. Neil is passionate about enhancing the student experience and has a keen interest in social media and technology enhanced learning.
Neil was awarded a National Teaching Fellow in 2023 from Advance HE. He is a Director for the National Teaching Repository which won the 2023 Global Open Education Award for Excellence in the ‘Open Collaboration’ category and part of a successful team that was awarded a Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence in 2022.

Qualifications and Recognitions

  • Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Practice and Research

    2005 - 2006
  • Family and Individual Cognitive Behaviour Therapy of Psychoses

    2004 - 2006
  • Professional Practice of Nursing

    1996 - 1999