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Kirsty Heimerl-Moggan is a senior lecturer for conference interpreting and course leader for the MA Interpreting and Translation. She is currently undertaking her PhD studies in the field of note-taking for public service interpreters. She has worked as a conference, business and public service interpreter since 1994 and has interpreted in a wide range of settings including international events such as G8/EU meetings.
Kirsty has been teaching interpreting at UCLan since August 2008 and before that taught interpreting at MA level (staring in 1999) at institutions including the University of Leeds, the Sprachen-und Dolmetscher Institut Munich, Germany and the University of Salford. At UCLan, she is the course leader for the MA in Interpreting and Translation in the School of Languages and International Studies.
Her work in the field of interpreting has involved designing courses for course providers and professional interpreter bodies and most recently designing the MA Interpreting and Translation for UCLan where hitherto no interpreting was taught. A further aspect of her work has been vetting and interviewing interpreters for a number of panels.
As well as teaching conference interpreting, Kirsty teaches Public Service Interpreting on courses such as the Diploma in Public Service Interpreting (DPSI) in the law, health and local government options, courses for Home Office interpreters, prison interpreters and tailor-made courses for other providers.
She is a practising conference and public service interpreter and has interpreted at many international events, for example for heads of state and government, at EU presidency events, political meetings and a wide range of business, sporting and academic conferences.
Kirsty’s publications include “Note-taking for Public Service Interpreters” and she is currently working on two further publications in the field of interpreting to add to this publication.
She is a Chartered Interpreter/Educator, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Linguists, Fellow of the Institute for Translation and Interpreting (ITI) and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She is a full member of the Bundesverband der Übersetzer und Dolmetscher (BDÜ), the VKD BDÜ (German National Association of Conference Interpreters) and several other professional bodies.
Note-taking for Public Service Interpreters, co-authored with V. John, Published by Interp-Right Training Consultancy Ltd.
Business Interpreting – A guide to commissioning an excellent service (published by Regional Language Network, approved by the Chartered Institute of Linguists)
Conference Interpreting – A guide to commissioning quality interpreting services (published by Regional Language Network, approved by the Chartered Institute of Linguists)
Syllabus for the Mental Health Specialism for the Diploma in Public Service Interpreting (DPSI) for the Chartered Institute of Linguists
Syllabus for HM Prison Course
Kirsty's research is focused on the applicability of conference interpreting note-taking to the field of public service interpreting and she has published a book entitled “Note-taking in Public Service Interpreting”. She is currently working on a book on interpreter training methods and a guidebook for interpreters.
At UCLan Kirsty is the co-editor of the MFL Academic Journal “Intercultural Promenades: Journal of Modern Languages and International Studies.” She also supervises postgraduate research students in interpreting and translation.
Papers she has given on her research topic of note-taking in interpreting and related areas of interpreting have taken Kirsty across the UK and also Europe and Asia.
Membership of professional and learned bodies
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Linguists (CIoL)
Chartered Interpreter and Educator (0010)
Member of the Bundesverband der Übersetzer und Dolmetscher, Germany (BDÜ)
Member of Institute for Translation and Interpreting (ITI)
Member of the Association of Police and Court Interpreters (APCI)
National Register for Public Services Interpreter (10823)
Member of North West Translators’ Network (NWTN)
Duly sworn and commissioned interpreter (Munich County Court, Germany)
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Member of the Institute for Learning (IfL)
As the course leader for the MA Interpreting and Translation, Kirsty teaches all levels of Interpreting with German and English at UCLan as well as most of the professional issues modules relating to active interpreting. She is also a guest lecturer at several UK universities as well as several international interpreting schools in Germany and Poland.
Kirsty's work as an external examiner for interpreting has included the following:
University of Leeds (European Masters in Interpreting)
London Metropolitan University’s MAs and BAs in Interpreting (Conference and Public Service Interpreting)
Co-founder of the European Network for Public Service Interpreting
Public Service Interpreting Network member (network of interpreting universities and professional bodies)
Interviewer of interpreter applicants for two professional bodies