Faruk Mardan

Faruk Mardan


I am a Lecturer in Translation and Technology and a PhD student with a research interest in Machine Translation. In addition to my university work, I am also an active interpreter and translator working in the private sector, and specialising in medical, sports and diplomatic translation and interpreting. I have completed two MA degrees, in Applied Translation Studies and in Conference Interpreting and Translation Studies, both obtained at the University of Leeds. I also have a BSc in Clinical Medicine. Prior to my life in the UK, I was a language tutor in northwest China, teaching English and Chinese to students of various levels and backgrounds. 


  • Programme Manager of MA Applied Translation Studies

Research interests

My research interests are machine translation and the pedagogy of machine translation and translation technology.

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  • MA Applied Translation Studies
  • MA Conference Interpreting and Translation Studies
  • BSc Clinical Medicine

Professional memberships

  • MultiTraiNMT

Student education

I teach MA students in Applied Translation Studies and Audiovisual Translation Studies and Localisation. I convene some of the core and optional modules in the Centre for Translation Studies. 

Research groups and institutes

  • Centre for Translation Studies