Sandra Hale is Professor of Interpreting & Translation at the University of New South Wales, where she teaches and researches Interpreting.
Her qualifications include a BA in Interpreting & Translation, a Dip. Ed. in Spanish and Italian, a Master of Applied Linguistics, and a PhD in court interpreting/forensic linguistics. She also a NAATI accredited Spanish interpreter and translator with over thirty years’ experience.
She is an internationally recognised authority on Community and Legal Interpreting pedagogy and research and was awarded a Doctorate Honoris Causa by the University of Antwerp in 2014. She was made Fellow of AUSIT in 2013 and Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities in 2016. She was AUSIT National President from 2014-2017. She played a key role in the development of the Australian Recommended National Standards for Interpreting in Courts and Tribunals and led the NAATI review in 2011-2012.
She is the author of multiple books and articles and is regularly invited as keynote speaker at international conferences and has been training the judiciary for many years on how to work with interpreters.