Robert Lee

Robert G. Lee

Senior Lecturer, Course Leader PG Diploma and MA in BSL/English Interpreting

School of Humanities, Language and Global Studies

Livesey House, LH216

+44 (0) 1772 89 3110

Subject Areas: British Sign Language & Deaf Studies

Robert G. Lee comes to UCLan from Boston in the USA. He was here previously as a Visiting Senior Lecturer in Deaf Studies in 2004-2005. Robert is a Certified American Sign Language-English Interpreter and has worked for over twenty-five years in a variety of settings, specializing in medical situations and conference interpreting.

Robert is research active within the area of Language, Linguistics, Culture and Society and is a member of the Research Unit for Speech and Language.

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Robert holds an MA in Applied Linguistics from Boston University and has taught interpreting and linguistics at Northeastern University in Boston as well as in seminars all over the US, Canada, the UK and Europe. In addition, he has taught online courses for training interpreting mentors. Robert has authored or co-authored a variety of articles and chapters on both interpreting and the linguistics of American Sign Language.


M.A. Applied Linguistics Boston University, 1996

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

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1. Llewellyn-Jones, P. and Lee, R.G. (2014) Defining the Role of Community Interpreters: The Concept of Role-Space, SLI Ltd. Press, Carlton-le-Moorland, UK

2. Llewellyn-Jones, P. and Lee, R.G. (2013) Getting to the Core of Role: Defining Interpreters' Role Space. International Journal of Interpreter Education, 5 (2). pp. 54-72

3. Winston, B. and Lee, R.G. (eds.) (2013). Mentorship in Sign Language Interpreting,. RID Press, USA.

4. Lee, R. G. (2005). The Research Gap: Getting Linguistic Information into the Right Hands. In Sign Language Interpreting and Interpreter Education: Directions for Research and Practice. M. Marschark, R. Peterson and E. Winston, editors. Oxford University Press. pp 142-158


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Sign/Spoken Language Interpreting, Interpreting Pedagogy, Professional and Personal Identity Development of Interpreters

Teaching Activities and Responsibilities

Course Leader, PG Dip/MA in British Sign Language Interpreting and Translation

External Activities

External Examiner, Trinity College, Dublin

Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Interpretation

Member, Committee of Experts, European Forum of Sign Language Interpreters