is Full Professor of Interpreting Studies in the Center for Translation Studies at the University of Vienna. He holds Master´s degrees in conference interpreting (A: German, B: English, C: Spanish) from the University of Vienna and the Monterey Institute of International Studies, and a PhD from the University of Vienna. He has done empirical research and published widely on various domains of interpreting, including conference, media, healthcare and legal interpreting, as well as issues of interpreting studies as a discipline. In 2012 he was CETRA Chair professor at KU Leuven. He is the author of three monographs, including the textbook Introducing Interpreting Studies (Routledge, 2004/2016), co-editor of Interpreting. International Journal of Research and Practice in Interpreting (John Benjamins), and editor of the Routledge Encyclopedia of Interpreting Studies (Routledge, 2015).
Expertise for tutorials during the CETRA research summer school: Aside from any and all topics related to interpreting, he is well acquainted with German functionalist approaches to translation and has developed a degree of expertise in social-science research methods as applied in fieldwork, surveys and experiments