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After completing two degrees in the UK and the US, I taught Science at an American University. Since then I have spent over twenty years in industry working in roles that have required me to communicate with colleagues and senior staff - often in the form of memoranda, presentations and reports. During my training as a management consultant, I learned the technique of 'structured or pyramid' writing which I applied as a project manager during the subsequent fourteen years.
At the moment, I tutor students in Science, English and Maths. I enjoy helping my students to use the principles of structured thinking and writing to answer exam questions.
I am hoping to offer cookery classes from my home in the near future - am trying to gauge interest and gain feedback on when classes are best scheduled.
Finally, I do also offer consulting services - primarily in technology due diligence in the healthcare area.
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Technology Development Manager
January 2002 - December 2007
Arthur D Little
January 1997 - January 2002
January 1995 - January 1997
January 1994 - May 1995
June 1991 - July 1995
Assistant Professor Chemistry
September 1989 - June 1991
Biochemistry and Chemistry lecturer
A review of A Christmas Carol
How are the three spirits presented in A Christmas Carol? December 2013. Lucinda Cordeiro©
The 3 spirits who appear to Scrooge at Christmas all want to change Scrooge’s cynical attitude and improve his outlook on humanity. They all try to frighten Scrooge so as to bring about change and are presented as very strict teachers who mentally guide him.
The first spirit – The Ghost of Christmas Past - enters Scrooge’s life at midnight. It is a small strange glowing figure; as stated in the book it is “like a child: yet not so like a child as like an old man...yet the face had not a wrinkle in it”. The ghost has long white hair “which hung about its neck and down its back”. He is a jolly character that takes Scrooge into his past. The ghost is described as having long muscular arms that he uses to take Scrooge into the past saying “Rise! And walk with me!"
The second spirit also appears to Scrooge in the middle of the night. The Ghost of Christmas Present asks Scrooge to “Come in! and know me better, man!” Scrooge enters his world and they begin to converse. The ghost wears a “deep green robe, or mantle, bordered with white fur”. He also wears a holly wreath and has sparkling eyes and a cheerful disposition. As it says in the book, he has a “cheery voice” and “joyful air”. After the conversation, the Ghost of Christmas Present rises and tells Scrooge to touch his robe. This results in him taking Scrooge on a journey to Cratchit’s family Christmas celebration.
Article on GMOs
Some thoughts on genetically modified organisms. Lucinda Cordeiro©, July 2008.
A recent item on the Today programme about the global food shortage caught my attention. A group of economists were discussing the effects of growing plants for biofuels and the resulting reduction in acreage available for cultivation of food crops. One panellist pointed out that we should overcome our historical resistance to genetically modified crops so as to take advantage of the technology to develop and plant more productive breeds. It brought to mind some work that a couple of management consulting colleagues had been involved in over 10 years ago when they were retained by a large global player who planned to launch their first genetically modified food crop in Europe. At the time, GMOs or Genetically modified organisms had already been launched in the US but the European public were very concerned about environmental risks associated with their use. Our company were asked to identify the risks and rate their significance. As I listened to the speakers on Radio 4, I wondered whether the risks had been better defined now.
GM (genetically modified), crops comprise a large proportion of the food crops grown in the US; Uptake in Europe has been slower and even today only GM maize is under cultivation in Europe. The so- called Bt maize has been genetically modified to give resistance to the corn borer, and is only grown in Spain, France, Portugal and the Czech republic for use in anima
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University of Oxford
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