I'm based in Bristol, and I have extensive experience in a wide range of settings. I have worked in the Deaf community for over 20 years, and been qualified for over 15 years. I have also worked as an interpreter trainer for over a decade, training interpreters in initial interpreter training and teaching and mentoring professional interpreters.
I will consider interpreting work in most domains and settings. My main work is with Deaf professionals, and I also work extensively in mental health settings. I also often work at conferences, particularly with Deaf professionals. I specialise in church Interpreting, and theological education.
I also work as a mentor, supervisor, and an assessor. I regularly undertake practice assessments of interpreters returning to the profession, and formal observations of interpreters for their CPD and ongoing development.
I grew up around deaf children and undertook an honours degree in Deaf Studies, followed by work in educational settings. I worked at the University of Bristol's Centre for Deaf Studies for over 10 years, initially as an interpreter, and then teaching, being responsible for the interpreting portion of the BSc Deaf Studies (Interpreting) degree program, until the Centre closed in 2013. Since then, I have continued to train interpreters, co-founding Interpreting Pathways in 2017.
I have undertaken various voluntary roles in the sector, including being the National Chair of ASLI from 2010-2012. I am currently on the Board of Directors for NRCPD. I was privileged to be awarded a Fellowship of ASLI in 2018.