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David Thompson

Associate Professor

Work Experience

Apr. 2021 – present

Associate Professor of Business Management and Internal Quality Assessor for OTHM

Tashkent International University of Education, Uzbekistan (OTHM delivery partner)


Apr. 2021 – Aug. 2021

English Instructor and Proof-Reader (Part-Time)

Banking and Finance Academy of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Tashkent


Sep. 2020 – Mar. 2021

Business Studies and Economics Instructor

UK School of Business, (IFG delivery partner) Tashkent, Uzbekistan


Sep. 2019 – Jun. 2020

NCUK Programme Coordinator

London Academy Casablanca (NCUK delivery partner), Morocco


Apr. 2016 – Aug. 2019

Academic Director

The Chopras (NCUK delivery partner), Delhi, India (now TC Global)


Sep. 2009 – Mar. 2016

beo (NCUK delivery partner), Tokyo (2012-2016) and Osaka (2009-2012), Japan

Academic Director


Apr. 2008 – Aug. 2009

Edith Cowan University Off-Shore MBA Coordinator

Bangalore Management Academy (NCUK and Edith Cowan University (AUS) delivery partner), Bangalore, India. (Now Indian School of Business and Computing.)


Jan. 2005 – Mar. 2008

Academic Director

Dublin International Foundation College (DIFC) (NCUK delivery partner), Dublin, Ireland


Aug. 2002 – Dec. 2004

Academic Director for IFY

ACE (NCUK delivery partner, since taken over by Kaplan), Qingdao and Chengdu, China


Sep. 2001 – Aug. 2002

Research Support Officer

King Alfred’s College (now U. of Winchester), Winchester, UK


Sep. 2000 – Aug. 2001

Full-time student


Feb. 1999 – Jul. 2000

Professor of Physics

Shenzhen University, Shenzhen, China


Dec. 1992 – Feb. 1999

Professor of Physics

Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, Lima, Peru


Dec. 1990 – Nov. 1992

Lecturer in Physics

University of Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia


Feb. 1987 – Dec. 1990

Research Associate

Rutherford-Appleton Laboratory, Didcot, UK


  • Ph.D. (Physics /-) (FT) Cornell University (USA), 1983-87
  • M.Ed. (Teaching Second Languages / Dean’s Award) (Distance learning), University of Southern Queensland (Australia), 2003-05
  • M.B.A. (-/ Distinction) (FT), University of Kent (UK), 2000-01
  • M.Sc. (Physics /-) (FT), University of Canterbury (New Zealand), 1982-83
  • B.Sc. (Physics / First Class Honours) (FT), University of Manchester (UK), 1978-81


Site‐selective spectroscopy of hydrogenic sites in CaF2:Er3+ crystals

J. Cockroft, D. Thompson, G. D. Jones, and R. W. G. Syme

Journal of Chemical Physics, 86, 521 (1987); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.452304


Storage rings for spin-polarized hydrogen

Thompson, R. V. E. Lovelace, and D. M. Lee

Journal of the Optical Society of America B, Vol. 6, Issue 11, pp. 2227-2234 (1989);



A search for the electric dipole moment of the neutron

K.F. Smith, N. Crampin, J.M. Pendlebury, D.J. Richardson, D. Shiers, K. Green, A.I. Kilvington,

Moir, H.B. Prosper, D. Thompson, N.F. Ramsey, B.R. Heckel, S.K. Lamoreaux, P. Ageron, Mampe, A. Steyerl

Physics Letters B, Volume 234, Issues 1–2, Pages 191-196, (1990);



The decay of the neutron to a hydrogen atom

K Green and D Thompson

Journal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics, Volume 16, Number 4, L75 (1990);



An estimate of the uncertainty due to counting statistics in a novel type of neutron EDM experiment

Journal de Physique I

Volume 2, Numéro 3, March 1992, Page(s)241 – 245; https://doi.org/10.1051/jp1:1992139

Three of the 101 uses for a blackboard eraser

The Physics Teacher 31, 58 (1993); https://doi.org/10.1119/1.2343658

Thermal expansion in a symmetrical environment


American Journal of Physics 62, 728 (1994); https://doi.org/10.1119/1.17505

Missionaries of a modern age

David Thompson

New Scientist, 22 July 1995; https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg14719875-800-


The reciprocal lattice as the Fourier transform of the direct lattice


American Journal of Physics 64, 333 (1996); https://doi.org/10.1119/1.18243

A critical exponent of an aniseed‐based liquor

Mayorga and D. Thompson

American Journal of Physics 64, 621 (1996); https://doi.org/10.1119/1.18166

Lateral Thoughts: The quantum theory of public transport

David Thompson

Physics World, Volume 9, Number 2, p. 68 (1996); https://doi.org/10.1088/2058-7058/9/2/35


Resistor networks and irrational numbers


American Journal of Physics 65, 88 (1997); https://doi.org/10.1119/1.18499


Derivation of the ideal gas law from kinetic theory

David Thompson

The Physics Teacher 35, 238 (1997); https://doi.org/10.1119/1.2344661


Getting started with Numerov’s method

Computers in Physics 11, 514 (1997); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.168593

L. M. Quiroz González and D. Thompson

What every musician knows about viscoelastic behavior

M. Vilela, R. A. Moscoso, and D. Thompson

American Journal of Physics 65, 1000 (1997); https://doi.org/10.1119/1.18693

Three everyday examples of quantization

David Thompson

The Physics Teacher 36, 92 (1998); https://doi.org/10.1119/1.880024

Partially fractal impedance networks


Zeitschrift für Naturforschung A, Volume 53: Issue 10-11, pages 819-822 (1998);


Measuring air resistance in a computerized laboratory

Ken Takahashi and D. Thompson

American Journal of Physics, 7, 709 (1999); https://doi.org/10.1119/1.19356

Viscoelasticity: why plastic bags give way when you are halfway home

P M Vilela and D Thompson

European Journal of Physics, Volume 20, Number 1, 15 (1999); https://doi.org/10.1088/0143-