Senior Teaching Associate
I joined DELC as a Senior Teaching Associate in Spanish in 2011. Prior to this I was a part-time Lecturer in Spanish at Manchester Metropolitan University, a Lecturer in Spanish at Bournemouth University, and a Lecturer and Senior Lecturer at Northumbria University. Following my departure from Northumbria, I worked as a Teaching Fellow in Spanish at the University of Exeter between 2009-2010.
Licenciatura en Filosofía y Letras, Especialidad de Filología Moderna (Inglés), Universidad de Murcia (Spain), 1991.
Modular MA Applied Language Studies, University of Salford, 1995. Dissertation on "Hedges, Discourse Markers, Deixis: Problems in Literary Translation".
PhD Linguistics, University of Manchester, 2002: "The Pragmatics of NP-Anaphora in Spanish Conversation".
MA English Language and Linguistics, Newcastle University, 2010. Dissertation on "Definiteness in L2 English: An On-line Approach to Genericity".
Metropolitan Police Test in Spanish Translation and Interpreting, Institute of Linguists, 2008.
Module 2 of the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice, Lancaster University, 2015.
SPAN100: Course convenor of First Year Intensive Spanish. Teaching Oral/Aural Skills.
SPAN101: Course convenor of First Year Advanced Spanish. Teaching General and Writing Skills.
DELC215: Course convenor of Language and Identity in France, Germany and Spain. Lectures and seminars on language and identity in the Spanish-speaking world, with a focus on Spain.
SPAN300: Course convenor of Final Year Spanish Oral Skills. Teaching Oral/Aural Skills.
SPAN301: Course convenor of Final Year Spanish Written Skills: Teaching Translation English>Spanish.
DELC310: Year Abroad dissertation.
DELC320: Dissertation supervision.
DELC420: Postgraduate translation project supervision.
DELC423: Course convenor of Introduction to Liaison Interpreting, MA Translation. Teaching Interpreting English<->Spanish.
Pragmatics, sociolinguistics, second language acquisition, interpreting. Legal, medical and literary translation.
Pragmatics and Stylistics Research Group (PaSTY) http://www.ling.lancs.ac.uk/groups/pasty/index.htm
Departmental NSS Champion, 2015-2017
Departmental representative, FASS Distance Learning Project Group. Currently developing the Online MA Translation.
Resource Centre Director, 2011-2016
Routes into Languages coordinator, 2013-2016
Membership of Associations
Association of Hispanists of Great Britain and Ireland (AHGBI)
Linguistics Association of Great Britain (LAGB)
National Register of Public Service Interpreters (NRPSI) (interim)
Association of Police and Court Interpreters (APCI) (interim)
European Legal Interpreters and Translators Association (EULITA)
International Pragmatics Association (IPrA)
World cinema, jogging, meeting friends on quiz
Research output: Contribution to journal › Journal article
Research output: Contribution to journal › Book/Film/Article review
Research output: Contribution to conference › Poster
Activity: Editorial work or peer review of publications › Publication peer-review
Activity: Public engagement and outreach › Schools engagement
Activity: Business and community › Other