Professor Neville Wylie

Deputy Principal (Internationalisation)

Professor Neville Wylie

Professor Neville Wylie is Deputy Principal (Internationalisation) and Professor of International History.

A native of Edinburgh, Professor Wylie graduated with a first-class honours degree in Medieval and Modern History from Kings College London, where he won the Derby-Brize prize. He then moved to the University of Cambridge where he gained an MPhil in International Relations (1990) and a PhD in International History (1994). Professor Wylie started a Junior Research Fellowship at New Hall, Cambridge, followed by a British Academy Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the Centre of International Studies. He taught at Glasgow University, where he temporarily directed the Scottish Centre for War Studies, and University College Dublin, during which time he held an adjunct position at the Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies at Geneva.

Professor Wylie spent a large part of his career at the University of Nottingham, where he established and led the School of Politics, History and International Relations and was founding Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Nottingham’s campus in Malaysia. In 2014 he took on the role of Associate Pro-Vice Chancellor for Global Engagement with responsibility for overseeing Nottingham’s activities in the Americas.

Professor Wylie’s research explores various aspects of modern warfare and draws on the disciplines of History, International Relations and International Law. His early work looked at the history of neutrality and non-belligerency, notably Anglo-Swiss relations, during the 2nd world war. More recently he has focused on the history of prisoners of war, the evolution of international humanitarian law and the Red Cross movement.

Professor Wylie has recently been appointed to the Executive Board of The Young European Research University Network (YERUN).


  • Providing strategic leadership for matters relating to the University’s global engagement.
  • Working with the relevant teams to deliver on the University’s Strategic Plan as it relates to international collaborative research, overseas recruitment, student mobility, international partnership development, transnational education, and the internationalisation of the University’s teaching curricula and extra-curricula programmes.
  • Overseeing the University’s engagement with its overseas student and alumni communities, stakeholders and supporters.
  • Representing the University in international networks, and working alongside local, regional and national government, business and third sector organisations to promote the University’s interests and standing on the international stage.


Laura Clow

PA to Deputy Principal (Internationalisation)
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