Participants

Lisa Matthews

Lisa is a Campaigns Coordinator at the National Coalition of Anti-Deportation Campaigns (NCADC).  NCADC is a national organisation founded in 1995 which supports community-led campaigns for justice in the asylum and immigration system, with a focus on supporting people facing forced removal.

Professor Isabelle Perez

Isabelle is Head of the Department of Languages and Intercultural Studies, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, where she contributes to translation, conference and public service interpreting training.

As a practising interpreter, she has developed a research profile in public-service interpreting, quality assessment in interpreting and interpreter-mediated interviews. As a member of the Centre for Translation and Interpreting Studies in Scotland (CTISS) based at Heriot-Watt University, she has led or taken part over the years in a number of projects related to the impact of interpreter mediation on investigative interview formats, the definition of participants’ roles in interpreter-mediated interviews, the analysis of codes of ethics and conduct and ethical dilemmas in the interpreting process as well as the training of interpreters and professionals – both investigative and court officials – in legal settings. She has also been called upon as expert, for example to contribute to the design of UK National Occupational Standards in this area.

VoiceOver Interpreting

VoiceOver Interpreting is a not-for-profit social enterprise, established by Govan & Craigton Integration Network to provide a quality, affordable service with community values.

Alexandra McDowall

Alexandra McDowall is currently a legal officer with UNHCR in London. Alexandra has extensive experience of refugee status determination processes and was heavily involved in the UNHCR’s Quality Initiative Project.

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