Join Our PhD Research! Seeking Crisis Interpreters to Share Your Unique Experiences

Hello everyone, I am Li Li Xia, a PhD student at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David.

I am conducting research on crisis interpreters, aiming to understand the emotional and psychological impacts faced by interpreters in emergency and crisis situations, as well as the training, skills, and support they require. Through this research, I hope to improve interpreter training programmes and enhance the quality of interpreting services during crises.

This study defines crisis as including but not limited to:

  • Public health emergencies (e.g., pandemics)
  • Medical emergencies (e.g., hospital A&E, medical evacuations)
  • Natural disasters (e.g., earthquakes, hurricanes, floods)
  • Humanitarian crises (e.g., refugee crises, wars)
  • Security crises (e.g., terrorist attacks, hostage situations)

Important to note: There are no language pair or regional restrictions for survey respondents.

How you can help:

  • Complete the survey: Microsoft Forms
  • Participate in online interviews (30 minutes): Seeking the following individuals:
    • Chinese or British interpreters who have experience in crisis interpreting as described above.
    • Crisis interpreting teachers/trainers.
    • Architects of interpreting courses.

If you have relevant experience or know someone who does, please get in touch! Your participation will be greatly appreciated!

Contact information:


If you have any questions or need more information, please feel free to contact me. Thank you very much for your help!

Disclaimer: This project is not in collaboration with CLEAR Global/TWB.