I am a Senior Lecturer in Translation Studies in the School of Humanities and BA Translation Course Leader. I completed a 4-year degree in Translation and Interpreting at the University of Granada, followed by a Masters in Advanced Studies in Translation and Interpreting. In June 2013, I was awarded a PhD in Translation, which focuses on the role of interpersonal competence in translator training. I also hold qualifications in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language and TEFL.
I started my academic career as a Visiting Lecturer in Translation in 2009. Since then I have worked in several universities, including the University of Westminster, Imperial College, UCL and Royal Holloway University of London.
I teach on the following translation-related modules across the undergraduate and postgraduate languages programmes:
- Building Translation Competence 1
- Building Translation Competence 2
- Developing Career Competences for Linguists
- Specialised Translation 1: Spanish
- Specilised Translation 2: Spanish
- Principles and Concepts in Translation and Interpreting
I also provide students with one-to-one supervision of projects in the following modules:
- BA Translation Project
- MA Translation Project
- MA Thesis
In addition, I am a translator mentor in a distance learning specialist training course for the CIoL Diploma in Translation. In the past I have also taught Spanish (at various levels), Publishing Skills, Web Design and ICT for translators.
My main research interests lie in the fields of translator training and languages, particularly translator competence, interpersonal competence, collaborative learning and student-centered teaching methodologies.
I have collaborated with the PACTE research group in the NACT project (Establishing Competence Levels in the Acquisition of Translation Competence in Written Translation) and acted as an expert who evaluated the proposed level descriptors.
I am also collaborating with PACTE in the EACT project (Translation competence acquisition evaluation) aiming to establish evaluation procedures for different levels in the acquisition of translation competence.
For details of all my research outputs, visit my WestminsterResearch profile.