Paul Michaels

Full Member

Contact Details



NRCPD registered

About Paul

Paul started to learn Sign Language in 2001 after his niece was diagnosed as profoundly deaf. 4 years later he decided to focus on training to become a Sign Language Interpreter by first working as a Communicator in education and the workplace. During that time, he completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Interpreting with the Deaf Community at Durham University (2009), where he gained a distinction. He subsequently registered as a Junior Trainee Interpreter (JTI) with the National Registers of Communication Professionals working with Deaf and Deafblind people (NRCPD). He then completed the University of Central Lancashire Postgraduate Diploma in Interpreting and Translation at SLI (2011) and is now registered as a Member of the Register of Sign Language Interpreters (RSLI). Paul gained a Diploma in Supervision with 360Supervision ( and NRCPD Supervisor and is currently undertaking a PhD at Durham University.

Work Domains

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

Additional Skills

  • NRCPD Supervisor
  • Professional Supervisor