Dr Gonzalo Iturregui-Gallardo

Dr Gonzalo Iturregui-Gallardo


Gonzalo Iturregui-Gallardo is a Catalan Lecturer at the University of Leeds. He holds a BA in English and French Studies, with minor in German, from the Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain, as well as an MA in Translation Studies from the University of Leicester, UK. In his final-year and masters dissertations, his research focused on dubbing and its phonetic and linguistic aspects. The Catalan Government awarded him an FI scholarship to study a PhD with the TransMedia Catalonia research group from the Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain, within the NEA (New Approaches to Accessibility) project. His thesis centred on the implementation and delivery of audio subtitling for blind and partially-sighted audiences. He has worked as an associate lecturer at the Autonomous University of Barcelona and the University of Barcelona (Spain), where he taught English language, phonetics, and grammar, and supervised MA and BA final year projects. He combines his teaching duties with freelance work as a translator, subtitler, and audio describer, mostly in the field of the scenic arts.


  • Lecturer and Coordinator

Research interests

His research interests are audiovisual translation, media accessibility, linguistics, and gender studies. 


Marcelino Villela, L. & Iturregui-Gallardo, G. (2020) Audio description and diversity awareness: Flutua music video. Trabalhos em Linguística Aplicada, 59(2), 1513-1530. https://periodicos.sbu.unicamp.br/ojs/index.php/tla/article/view/8658041

Iturregui-Gallardo, G. & Matamala, A. (2020) Audio subtitling: Dubbing and voice-over effect and their impact on user experience. Perspectives: Studies in Translation Theory and Practice. Online. https://doi.org/10.1080/0907676X.2019.1702065

Iturregui-Gallardo, G. & Permuy Hércules de Solás, I. C. (2020) A template for the audio introduction of operas: A proposal. Hikma. Revista de traducción. Online. https://doi.org/10.21071/hikma.v18i2.11529

Matamala, A., Soler-Vilageliu, O., Iturregui-Gallardo, G., Jankowska, A., Méndez-Ulrich, J.-L. & Serrano, A. Electrodermal activity as a measure of emotions in media accessibility research: Methodological considerations. Journal of Specialised Translation. Online. https://jostrans.org/issue33/art_matamala.php

Orero, P., Bestard, J., Edo, M., Iturregui-Gallardo, G., Matamala, A., Permuy Hércules de Solás, I. C. (2019) Opera accessibility in the 21st century: new services, new possibilities (1). TRANS: Revista de traductología. Online. https://doi.org/10.24310/TRANS.2019.v0i23.4832

Iturregui-Gallardo, G. & Méndez-Ulrich, J.-L. (2019). Towards the Creation of a Tactile Version of the Self-Assessment Manikin (T-SAM) for the Emotional Assessment of Visually Impaired People. International Journal of Disability, Development and Education. Online. https://doi.org/10.1080/1034912X.2019.1626007

Iturregui-Gallardo, G. (2018). Rendering multilingualism through audio subtitles: Shaping a categorisation for aural Strategies. International Journal of Multilingualism. Online. https://doi.org/10.1080/14790718.2018.1523173

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Professional memberships

  • Asociación de Traducción y Adaptación Audiovisual de España (ATRAE)
  • Associació Catalana per la Promoció de l'Accessibilitat (ACPA)

Research groups and institutes

  • Translation
  • Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American