Professor Neville Wylie is Deputy Principal with specific responsibility for Internationalisation. He is also a 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. His teaching continued at University College Dublin while holding 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. He was the founding Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Nottingham’s campus in Malaysia. In 2014 Professor Wylie took on the role of Associate Pro-Vice Chancellor for Global Engagement with responsibility for overseeing Nottingham’s activities in the Americas region.
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 is currently a member of the International Committee of the Red Cross’s external review panel for the updated ‘commentary’ of the 3rd (POW) Geneva Convention of 1949. He is also on the organising committee for a ‘centenary’ conference of the International League of the Red Cross Societies, scheduled for June 2019.