Marc Orlando

Associate Professor, Director Translation and Interpreting program, Associate Professor


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Marc Orlando is Associate 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 the University Bordeaux Montaigne (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 the current coordinator of the Research Committee of AIIC, the International Association of Conference Interpreters.

He is also a member of the NAATI Technical Reference and Advisory Committee (Australia), and of the European Language Council Language and Rights WG.

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

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

Research interests

  • Pedagogy and teaching methods in Translation and Interpreting Studies
  • New technologies for translators ans interpreters
  • Practice-led research applied to T&I training and education
  • Roles of translators and interpreters
  • Curriculum design of academic and professional courses
  • Interdisciplinary research relating to T&I Studies.

Research student supervision

Current HDR supervisions:


Alsharif Ahmed. The impact of subtitles on L2 incidental vocabulary acquisition by Saudi University students.

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

Zhang Weiwei. Coherence building in the process of Consecutive Interpreting


Bachelier Karine. Usability of Video Remote Interpreting in times of crisis: Building capacity of interpreting services in Australian healthcare settings.

Recent PhD completions:

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

Community engagement

Marc Orlando is also an active professional conference interpreter and translator (English<>French), certified by NAATI, and a full member of several professional associations (AIIC, AUSIT).

As such, he 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, University of Bordeaux


External positions

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

2017 → …

Observer Member , European Language Council - Language and Rights WG

2016 → …

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

2016 → …


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