RESEARCH & TRAINING
Having successfully completed my undergraduate degree in Social Anthropology at the University of Wales, Lampeter in 2003, I maintained a keen interest in several areas of research and have been able to continue exploring them in my professional practice.
In recent years I have researched and written about neurodiversity within the sign language interpreting and translating professions; this will form the foundation for further research on the subject.
Researching neurodiversity introduced me to polyvagal theory and helped me to understand how anxiety and our ability to nurture resilience can present so differently for people. My interest in this led to me training as a STILL Method anxiety coach and you can find more information about that work below.
I also have a personal and professional interest in gender theory and how gender narratives can influence our professional practices. I have been invited to present on several research interests; please see below for further details.
When I am not interpreting, I am a life long geek, with a love of learning.
I have developed a talent for identifying gaps in our professional training offer and setting up innovative and successful CPD which meets a need. Over the years I have invited a number of excellent trainers to present their research and lead on training days. I have also been invited to deliver training on my own research interests and below are some of the workshops I can offer.
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