Dr Rebecca Tipton

Lecturer in Interpreting and Translation Studies

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I am a Lecturer in Interpreting and Translation Studies in the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures.  I have been involved in translator and interpreter training for over a decade and worked as a freelance translator and interpreter prior to joining academia. My research on public service interpreting is aimed at shaping policy debates on reducing health and social inequalities for some of society’s most vulnerable service users and promoting quality interpreter-mediated services in statutory and non-statutory service contexts.
University Council of Modern Languages (UCML) – Member of the Executive Committee and Representative for the Translation and Interpreting Studies Constituency (2012-2015)
International Association of Translation and Intercultural Studies (IATIS) – Secretary/Treasurer (since July 2016)
2012-present: Lecturer in Interpreting and Translation Studies, University of Manchester
2003-2012: Lecturer in French, University of Salford
1998-2003: Freelance interpreter and translator 
(2012) PhD in Interpreting Studies: ‘A Socio-theoretical Account of Interpreter-mediated Activity with Specific Reference to the Social Service Context: Reflection and Reflexivity’, University of Salford
Supervised by: Professor Myriam Salama-Carr and Professor Abigail Gregory
Examined by: Professor Ian Mason (Heriot-Watt University) and Professor Bogusia Temple (University of Central Lancashire)
(2005) Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, University of Salford
(2000) Diploma in Public Service Interpreting, Local Government (Distinction in Interpreting), Chartered Institute of Linguists
(1999) MA in Interpreting and Translation (French/Spanish), University of Bradford
(1996) BA (Joint Hons) in Modern Languages (French/Spanish), University of Manchester

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