Mary Phelan lectures in translation and public service interpreting at Dublin City University, Ireland, and is the chairperson of the Irish Translators' and Interpreters' Association. Her research relates to the historical provision of court interpreters in Ireland, current interpreter provision in various settings, and associated legislation.
Mette Rudvin completed her PhD in Translation Studies in the UK in 1997 and has been teaching a variety of English and translation and interpreting related subjects at the University of Bologna since 1996; she also set up the first university training course for legal interpreters for minority languages in Italy. She has specialized in Community Interpreting/PSI, a field in which she has published widely, but her areas of research and publication also include interpreting/translation and philosophy, translation and children's literature, ELF, language and game-theory, oral narrative, and Pakistan-studies.
Hanne Skaaden teaches interpreting at Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway. Her research covers first-language attrition and the bilingual migrant, remote Interpreting and the process of professionalisation in PSI. She has extensive experience with interpreting in the Norwegian public sector.
Patrick Stefan Kermit has a background in philosophy and theoretical ethics, and has worked in interpreter education for many years. His research encompasses several projects looking into interpreting in the context of the criminal justice system in Norway.