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Mr Jerome Devaux

Profile summary

  • Central Academic Staff
  • Lecturership in French
  • Faculty of Wellbeing, Education & Language Studies
  • School of Languages and Applied Linguistics
  • Languages
  • jerome.devaux

Professional biography

I graduated from the Université SLHS de Franche-Comté (Besançon, France). Since then, I obtained a Post-Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), a Post-Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP), two Diplomas in Public Service Interpreting (DPSI Law and Health options) and an MA in Interpreting and Translation from the University of Salford.

Before coming to the Open University, I lectured in French at the University of Salford for thirteen years. During this time, I lectured on many modules such as French written language and french grammar. I was also convening modules in French translation and interpreting.

Also, after completing my MA, I worked as a freelance translator and interpreter and I specialised in the legal field. I worked for various translation/interpreting agencies worldwide and I interpreted during various European/international conferences, notably within the frameworks of European Works Councils, Cross-European Educational Projects,and ministerial delegations from the French Ministry of Justice.



Research interests

My research interests are in the areas of conference and public service interpreting with a particular focus on the use of new technologies in these settings. I am also interested in interdisciplnary approaches in Interpreting Studies, especially the use of sociological paradigms such as Actor-Network Theory.

I have been invited to deliver talks on various aspects of Public Service Interpreting (notably Court Interpreting) and Conference Interpreting in various HE Institutions in the UK and abroad.

For an updated list of publications, please see:


Virtual presence, ethics, and videoconference interpreting: insights from court settings (2017)
Devaux, Jerome
In: Tipton, R. and Valero-Garcés , C. eds. Translating Conflict: Ethics and Ideology in Public Service Interpreting and Translation ((In press))
Publisher : Multilingual Matters | Published : Bristol
When the role of the court interpreter intersects and interacts with new technologies (2016)
Devaux, Jérôme
In: Henry-Tierney, P and Karunanayake, D eds. Intersect, Innovate, Interact. CTIS Occasional Papers (pp. 4-21)
ISBN : 9780954082963 | Publisher : Centre for Translation and Intercultural Studies | Published : Manchester


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