Neil researches human developmental biology and associated aspects of stem cell biology. For over 20 years, this has focussed on embryogenesis and the early fetal period, with a keen interest in how human organs become established. More widely, he collaborates on organ fibrosis and associated disease processes; work that originated from researching human developmental mechanisms. Please see the Publications section for more details.
As Director of R & I at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT), Neil has responsiblility for developing research and innovation at the largest NHS Trust in the country spanning nine hospitals and additional hosted organisations with over 500 staff and an annual budget over £50M. This inclues the Manchester Royal Infirmary, Wythenshawe Hospital, Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, St Mary's (Women's) Hospital, Royal Manchester Eye Hospital and the Manchester Dental Hospital, the interface with primary care for nearly two million people via the Manchester Local Care Organisation, and the Citylabs Innovation Campus.