graduated in 2018 as a Master in Interpreting (KU Leuven, Brussels Campus). Maarten obtained also a certificate in public service interpreting in French at the Agentschap Integratie en Inburgering. Furthermore, he obtained a certificate in the course “Multimodality and interpreting: interpreting for special target groups: people with a sensorial handicap or people who have difficulties to understand” at the Faculty of Arts of the Ghent University.
At present, he is a member of the Interpreting Studies Research Group. He works as research assistant for the ChiLLS (Children in Legal Language Settings) research project, an international and interdisciplinary research project which is funded by the Directorate-General Justice of the European Commission. Furthermore, he prepares a PhD on interpreter-mediated conversations between minors and child support workers in Belgium.
His research interests are community interpreting, legal interpreting and dialogue interpreting.