Tom Spoors

Adjunct Professor, UBI Brussels

Language

English, French

Contact

Education Qualification

Master of Public Communication of Science - Open University


Post-Graduate Certificate in Education


Bachelor of Science (Hons) - Biochemistry

Recent Professional Academic Experience

2019 - Present      Adjunct Professor - United Business Institutes, Brussels (Belgium)

  •  Teaching in BA Programme on Academic Writing & Critical Thinking and Maths & Statistics.


2014 - Present      Vesalius College 5Institute for European Studies, VUB

  • Foundation Programme Instructor


2014 - Present      Independent Trainer/Tutor Brussels/Charleroi/Wavre/Spa

  • Contract English language trainer for Accent Languages (Liège), Talk Forum and TopTraduc (Charleroi).

  • Companies served include Thales, Cofely-Axima, Dow-Corning, SABCA, Sonaca, GE Power, ABB,Mediacom, Manitou and Aperam.

  • English Language and Business instructor at Cours Melius (School of Communication and Management)

  • Translation of short documents/books from French to English and proofreading of English documents especially Masters’ theses.

  • Foundation Programme Instructor at Vesalius College 5Institute for European Studies) VUB

  • Teaching statistics, critical thinking, thesis development and English Written and Oral skills for Academic Purposes

  • Private tutor supporting children in Mathematics, Science and English across the 10-18 age range.


2012 – 2014       Paragon IMH sa Brussels, Belgium

  • Departmental Director responsible for daily management of team of francophone specialists in a small publishing house. Financial markets researcher and report writer/blogger


2010 – 2011       Collège Ste Veronique Liège, Belgium

  • Teaching Biology, Chemistry and Physics in English to Year 3-6 as part of an English Immersion Program

Selected Publications

1982 – Published: Biochemical Research into the Impact on Rats of a Copper-Deficient Diet on

Cytochrome Oxidase in Mitochondrial Electron Transfer Chains - University of Newcastle upon Tyne


2006 – Unpublished: Research into Public Perception of Scientific Information Relating to the

Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus - Open University (Masters’ degree project)


2008 – Unpublished: Analysis of Press Coverage of the ‘Life on Mars’ Controversy – How does the

scientific information presented in the tabloids compare to the broadsheets.

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