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Professor Neil Simco

Dean of Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business and Assistant Principal for Curriculum GrowthDr Neil Simco
BEd (Hons), PhD

Professor Neil Simco has corporate responsibility for the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business and for developing a wide range of subject disciplines across the university partnership. This involves curriculum strategy, quality assurance and enhancement and the development of research-teaching linkages.

Prior to joining the university, Neil was dean of education and dean for research at the University of Cumbria, where he led the largest provider of teacher education in England. Neil was seconded from his faculty role to assistant principal at St Martin’s College and subsequently pro-vice chancellor at the University of Cumbria and during this time played a significant corporate role in the formation of the then new university.  Since joining the University of the Highlands and Islands, he has continued his professional involvement in teacher education through his close engagement with the General Teaching Council for Scotland and is delighted that since 2013 we have been a teacher education institution.

Neil began his career as a primary school teacher in schools in the north west and south west of England. He moved into teacher education in the early 1990s, where he worked in various lecturing posts in education prior to becoming dean of faculty in 2002.

Contact details:

University of the Highlands and Islands
Executive Office
North Highland College UHI
Dornoch Campus
Grange Road
Dornoch
IV25 3LE

Telephone: +44 (0)1847 889627
Email: neil.simco@uhi.ac.uk

Margaret Little
Personal Assistant to the Dean of Arts, Humanities and Business
Telephone: +44 (0)1847 889381
Email: margaret.little@uhi.ac.uk