About Brian Bloch

Summary of my career, qualifications and experience

I started my career as a lecturer in Economics in Johannesburg, although my own research interests at that time led me into the field of management. I therefore did my masters and doctorate in the field of organisational behaviour, while continuing to teach economics. On completing my doctorate, I moved to New Zealand, where I taught International Business for several years. Subsequently, having studied German quite seriously for many years, I decided to move to Europe.

I already knew and had worked with a professor in the Westphalian city of Muenster (aka Münster), a small city not far from Cologne and the Ruhr area, so I moved here in 1999, and have stayed ever since.  After a couple of years of full time work at the Westphalian Wilhelms University of Muenster, I went freelance in 2002, which evolved into my current Work Portfolio. I remain based at the University of Münster and specialise in English for Academic Research, giving courses in this area at Münster University, elsewhere in Germany and beyond.  My main work activity is academic editing in business, economics and other fields, such as communication and psychology. I also work as a freelance journalist in the business and higher educational fields.

 In terms of formal qualifications, I have undergraduate and post graduate degrees (B.Com Hons.) in economics and business administration from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. My Master of Commerce dissertation was on the subject of organisational conflict, and my Doctor of Commerce degree (from the University of South Africa) dealt with interdepartmental conflict in manufacturing companies.