Joanna Drugan is senior lecturer in applied translation studies in the School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies.
Jo’s teaching and research focus on ‘real world’ professional translation and emphasise the tools and approaches needed in this increasingly technical industry. Her contributions have been recognised by a University of Leeds Teaching Fellowship (2005) and a HEA National Teaching Fellowship (2008). She was elected in 2015 to represent Translation and Interpreting as Executive member of the University Council for Modern Languages and is the academic representative for the East Anglia regional group of the Institute for Translation and Interpreting.
A keynote speaker at both national and international learning and teaching events, she provides regular Continuing Professional Development training for professional associations in translation and interpreting on her research topics of quality and ethics in translation, and translation technologies.
Current teaching projects include a collaboration with universities in Europe and Canada where UEA students manage real translation projects using professional tools; collaborative research on employability for undergraduate and Masters students in languages and translation; and training social work and healthcare students in effective working across languages.