I am a Reader in Translation Studies and Director of the Centre for Translation Studies in the School of English and Languages at the University of Surrey. I hold an MA in Translation Studies (Heidelberg) and a Dr Phil in Applied English Linguistics (Tübingen).
I teach interpreting theory and practice, and applied linguistics, and have developed several MA programmes in Business and Public Service Interpreting.
My research focuses on new methods and modalities of interpreting and translation, especially videoconference-based (VC) and remote interpreting, which is used increasingly to deliver interpreting services in business, legal and healthcare contexts, and and audio description, an important media access service for blind and partially sighted people and an emergent modality of intersemiotic translation. I am also interested in other (new) technologies and their application to the field of interpreting and interpreter education, and in the design and use of spoken and multimedia corpora for language and interpreter training.