Mike Ballinger

Full Member

Contact Details




NRCPD registered

About Mike

I am a freelance BSL / English Interpreter, Visiting Lecturer and PhD Student at the University of Wolverhampton. I have been a full-time interpreter for over 20 years, and I have worked both freelance and for specialist agencies over the years.

I love working with both the Deaf and hearing communities. I feel very privileged to be an interpreter and love the challenges and experiences I get from my work. I was delighted to be appointed to the list of Visiting Lecturers on the Degree course for BSL/Interpreting at Wolverhampton back in 2014. I love working with the team at the University to play a part in the learning and development of future BSL/English interpreters working within the UK.

In 2019 I enrolled to undertake a part-time PhD study at the University of Wolverhampton, researching the stresses and strains placed on BSL/English interpreters and what effects these may have on BSL/English interpreters' professional careers.

Work Domains

  • Community
  • Conference
  • Court
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Festivals
  • Medical
  • Mental Health
  • Police
  • Political
  • Social Services
  • Solicitor
  • Television/Media
  • Training Courses

Additional Skills

  • ASLI Trained Mentor
  • NRCPD Supervisor