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Marc Orlando is Professor and Director of the Translation and Interpreting Program in the department of Linguistics, in the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences.

He holds a PhD in Interpreting and Translation Studies from Monash University (Australia), a postgraduate degree in multilingual education from the Ministry of Education of France, and a MA in English Studies (linguistics and translation) from Bordeaux Montaigne University (France).

His research interests are in the training of translators and interpreters and in the synergies between practice, research and training, as well as in the impact of new technologies on the T&I professions. His 2016 monograph, Training 21st century translators and interpreters: At the crossroads of practice, research and pedagogy deals with these topics.

He is a member of the international editorial board of The Interpreters' Newsletter, the first academic journal on Interpreting Studies, and of Interpreting and Society.

He is an observer member of the European Language Council working group on Language and Rights.

He is also an active conference interpreter, full member of AIIC (the International Association of Conference Interpreters), and from 2017 to 2022, he was a member and coordinator of the Research Committee of the association.

He served on the NAATI Technical Reference and Advisory Committee (Australia) from 2016 to 2021.

From 2018 to 2020, he was Vice President of CIUTI, the international conference of T&I university institutes, and Chair of its Asia-Pacific Office.

Before joining Macquarie University in 2020, Marc worked for 12 years in Interpreting and Translation Studies at Monash University.

Research interests

  • Pedagogy and teaching methods in Translation and Interpreting Studies
  • New technologies for translators ans interpreters
  • Cognitive Translation and Interpreting Studies (CTIS)
  • Practice-led research applied to T&I training and education
  • Curriculum design of academic and professional courses
  • Interdisciplinary research relating to T&I Studies, multilingualism/multiculturalism.

Research student supervision

Current HDR supervisions:


Goswell Della. Balancing the scales. Impediments to, and strategies for, Auslan-English interpreters working in criminal legal settings.

Rodriguez Muyor Patricia. Comparison of different Spanish translations of the Lost Generation novelists

Yang Shuangshuang. The predictability and development of three sub-functions of executive functions in interpreting training, namely Updating, Inhibiting and Shifting skills


Cramp Rebecca: Exploring the source text landscape for Auslan-English interpreters working in Islamic settings


Recent PhD and MRes completions:

Van Hoecke Senne (2023). Subtitles for access to education. Exploring the impact of intralingual and interlingual of subtitling in L2 English university lectures on cognitive load and comprehension. Doctoral thesis (co-tutelle).

Alsharif Ahmed (2023). The impact of subtitles on L2 incidental vocabulary acquisition by Saudi university students. Doctoral thesis.

Zhang Weiwei (2022). Coherence building in note-taking for Consecutive Interpreting: An investigation of professional and trainee interpreters' layout of notes. Doctoral thesis.

Bachelier Karine (2022). Video Remote Interpreting in times of crisis: Building capacity of interpreting services in Australian healthcare settings. MRes thesis

Eduardo Véliz Ojeda (2020). Translator education in Chile: Effects of Translation Memory Systems on the reception of scientific translations. Doctoral thesis

Community engagement

As a practising conference interpreter and translator (English<>French), certified by NAATI, and a full member of several professional associations (AIIC, AUSIT), Marc is well connected with the T&I industry, with professional associations, with government departments and multilingual international organisations, with employers and users of T&I services. Such industry engagement provides him with a broad awareness of market needs and trends at local, regional and international levels.

Education/Academic qualification

Translation and Interpreting Studies, PhD, Monash University


Language education, Postgraduate degree, Ministry of Education France


English Studies (Literature, Translation and Linguistics), Master of Arts, Universite Bordeaux 3 Michel de Montaigne


External positions

Member of the editorial board of the journal Interpreting and Society, Beijing Foreign Studies University

2023 → …

Member of the editorial board of the journal The Interpreters' Newsletter , University of Trieste

2022 → …

Member of Board and VP, Chair of Asia-Pacific Office, CIUTI - Conférence Internationale d'Instituts Universitaires de Traducteurs et Interprètes - International Conference of University Institutes of Translators and Interpreters

Jun 2018Jul 2020

Member and Coordinator of the Research Committee, AIIC Association Internationale des Interprètes de Conférence - International Associaiton of Conference Interpreters


Member of the Technical Reference and Advisory Committee, National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters Ltd (NAATI)

Jan 2016Dec 2021

Observer Member , European Language Council - Language and Rights WG

2016 → …


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