I worked as a professional translator for the Department of Immigration in Australia before undertaking a PhD and becoming a Lecturer at the University of Manchester. I am currently joint programme director of the Masters in Intercultural Communication.
PhD (2001), University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. Title of thesis: An Investigation of Methodological Issues in Descriptive Translation Research Drawing on a Case Study of the English Translations of Texts by Jean-Francois Lyotard.
Master's Qualifying (1993), University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. Thesis on government service translation with particular reference to French-English translation.
Graduate Diploma of Arts in French Translation (1992), Edith Cowan University, Western Australia.
Bachelor of Arts in languages (French, English, German) (1981), University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand.
I teach on course units in the the Masters in Intercultural Communication, and the Masters in Translation & Interpreting Studies. My specialist teaching areas are Memory, Mediation and Intercultural Relations, and Translating for International Organizations. I teach practical classes in French to English translation.
I supervise dissertations for the Masters in Intercultural Communication, and am currently first supervisor for two PhD students.