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Biography

Marc Orlando is Associate Professor and Director of the Translation and Interpreting Program in the departmentt of Linguistics, in the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences.

His research interests are in the training of translators and interpreters and in the synergies between practice, research and training, as well as in the impact of new technologies on the T&I professions. His recent monograph, Training 21st century translators and interpreters: At the crossroads of practice, research and pedagogy deals with these topics.

He is the current coordinator of the Research Committee of AIIC, the International Association of Conference Interpreters.

He is also a member of the NAATI Technical Reference and Advisory Committee (Australia).

From 2018 to 2020, he acted as Vice President of CIUTI, the international conference of T&I university institutes, and as Chair of its Asia-Pacific Office.

Before joining Macquarie University, Marc worked at Monash University as senior lecturer and program director in Translation and Interpreting Studies.

Research interests

  • Pedagogy and teaching methods in Translation and Interpreting Studies
  • New technologies for translators ans interpreters
  • Practice-led research applied to T&I training and education
  • Roles of translators and interpreters
  • Curriculum design of academic and professional courses
  • Interdisciplinary research relating to T&I Studies.

Community engagement

Marc Orlando is also an active professional conference interpreter and translator (English-French), certified by NAATI, and an active member of several professional associations (AIIC, AUSIT).

As such, he is well connected with the T&I industry, with professional associations, with government departments and multilingual international organisations, with employers and users of T&I services. Such industry engagement provides him with a broad awareness of market needs and trends at local, regional and international levels.

Research student supervision

Currently accepting HDR students.

Recent PhD completion:

Eduardo Véliz Ojeda (2020). Translator education in Chile: Effects of Translation Memory Systems on the reception of scientific translations.

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Research Output

Translation as a sub-set of public and social policy and a consequence of multiculturalism: the provision of translation and interpreting services in Australia

Hlavac, J., Gentile, A., Orlando, M., Zucchi, E. & Pappas, A., May 2018, In : International Journal of the Sociology of Language. 2018, 251, p. 55-88 34 p.

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