• Former higher education professional with five years' experience in international partnerships, programme support and development
• Twenty years' experience as a translator
• Distinction in MA Translation Studies, including Distinction in dissertation on translating traditional Russian costume for museum exhibition catalogues. An article on this dissertation was featured on the cover of the March/April issue of the ITI Bulletin.
• Eight non-fiction book publications
• Reader for New Books in German journal and publishers in the UK and US
• Environmental advocate and grassroots campaigner
• BCLT Literary Translation Summer School 2017
• Currently learning Irish