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Mrs Catriona Howard - personal details

Contact details

Role: Lecturer in Interpreting

Tel: 0161 306-5020

Location: Samuel Alexander Building-W4.04
School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
The University of Manchester
M13 9PL




I am a part-time Lecturer in Interpreting as well as a practising conference interpreter and interpreter trainer for European Parliament short courses. 

I qualified as a conference interpreter in 2005 with an MA in Interpreting & Translation Studies (distinction) from the University of Leeds and passed the EU test for freelance conference interpreters in January 2009. I interpret from French into English and both ways with Spanish and English and have experience working for the EU institutions and on the private market.

I have also worked as a freelance translator and public service interpreter but have chosen to focus on conference interpreting and interpreter training. 


Teaching Experience

From September 2012
Lecturer in Interpreting, University of Manchester (0.5 FTE)

October 2010- August 2012
Programme Director MA Conference Interpreting & Translation Studies (EU Languages), University of Leeds
(June 2009- September 2010 Teaching Fellow Interpreting & Translation)
(January 2008- May 2009 Interpreter Trainer/ Translation Tutor)

September 2010- August 2012
Project work- Online Resources for Conference Interpreter Training (ORCIT) 1

May 2008- August 2012
Project work- National Network for Interpreting (NNI)

Other Interpreter Training Experience

June 2011 Trainer European Parliament Seminarium for recent conference interpreting graduates (Brussels)

2009-2011 Trainer English enhancement short courses for European Parliament interpreters

2009-2011 Trainer English enhancement short courses for UNOG interpreters

2009-2011 Trainer English enhancement and interpreter training courses for visiting postgraduate students from Vilnius University, Lithuania

September 2010 Visiting Lecturer China Foreign Affairs University, Beijing

From 2009 Visiting Lecturer SLI Ltd/ UCLAN postgraduate interpreting courses (British Sign Language)