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Dr Mary Phelan

School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies

Name: Dr Mary Phelan
Department: School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies
Role: Academic Staff
Phone Number: 01 700 5788
Email Address: mary.phelan@dcu.ie
Room: C2123
Campus: DCU Glasnevin Campus

Biographical Details

Dr Mary Phelan is an assistant professor in the School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies at Dublin City University and the chairperson of two European Masters in Translation (EMT) courses, the M.A. in Translation Studies and the M.Sc. in Translation Technology. She lectures in Translation Studies and is a member of the Centre for Translation and Textual Studies at DCU. Her research interests encompass the historical provision of interpreters to the courts for the Irish language and for foreign languages as well as current interpreter provision in the courts, garda stations and medical settings.  

In addition, she has been a member of the executive committee of the Irish Translators' and Interpreters' Association for a number of years and chairperson since 2013. 

Dr Phelan has been a partner in two EU-funded projects - AsiaLink, which focused on training interpreters in China, Vietnam, Ireland and England, and Qualetra, a project on legal translation in criminal proceedings.

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