I am Professor of Translation Studies and member of the management committee of the Institute of Translation and Interpreting (IUED) at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW). My main research interests are:
- cognition and translation
- professional translation processes
- cognitive ergonomics of translation
- language mediation
ZHAW Tertiary Education Didactics Course (2011), University of St. Gallen.
PhD (Linguistics, 1987), University of Alberta.
Thesis: The Psychological Reality of Sub-syllabic Units.
MSc (Psycholinguistics, 1981), University of Alberta.
Thesis: On the role of Orthography in Experimental Phonology.
TESL certificate (Teaching English as a Second Language, 1980), University of Alberta.
BA (Honours Psychology, 1979), Queen's University.
Academic Professional Experience
|2012-now||Professor of Translation Studies, ZHAW Institute of Interpreting and Translation. Member of IUED management since 2015.|
|1998-2011||Freelance translator (de-en) and editor, Opfikon.|
|2005-2011||Professor in IUED English section and abroad coordinator for North America.|
|1995-2005||Instructor in English section of IUED (formerly Dolmetscherschule Zürich), Winterthur.|
|1993-2000||English consultant and mathematics instructor, Oekreal/GSBA, Zurich.|
|1993-1998||In-house ESL instructor, international consulting company, Zurich.|
|1989-1991||Freelance translator (de-en) and ESL instructor, Milan.|
|1987-1988||In-house ESL consultant and instructor, Credit Suisse, Zurich.|
|1987-1988||ESL instructor and TOEFL and GMAT preparation, Oekreal/GSBA, Zurich.|
|1986-1987||ESL instructor and TOEFL preparation, English Centre, Zurich.|
|1982-1983||ESL instructor, Queen's University, Kingston.|
|1981-1983||Research associate, Queen's University, Kingston.|
|1980||Teaching assistant, University of Alberta, Edmonton.|
|1979||Research assistant, Queen's University, Kingston.|