Dr Terry Bradford

Dr Terry Bradford


After spending a year working in Belgium, I came to Leeds to study French & Spanish. After my degree, I completed my PhD, looking at the work of Raymond Jean.

I have taught at various institutions, including the British-Senegalese Institute in Dakar, and have returned to Leeds where I teach full-time.

My teaching has been honed down to translation (French/English) from level 1 to MA and interpreting at levels 2–3. 

Whilst I no longer interpret, I continue to translate both professionally and for pleasure.

Research interests

As well as developing innovative materials for the teaching of translation and interpreting, my research interests embrace literary translation (e.g. Boris Vian), the translation of song (e.g. Jacques Brel), and bande dessinée (e.g. Tintin).

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  • 1993: BA (Hons) First Class: French & Spanish
  • 1998: PhD
  • 2010: Metropolitan Police Certificate (Interpreting & Translation)
  • 2016: ULTRA Course (University of Leeds)

Professional memberships

  • NRPSI (2011-13)
  • Fellow of the HEA (2017 - present)

Student education

I teach French language, translation, and interpreting. 

I am personal tutor for up to 30 students.

Research groups and institutes

  • Centre for Translation Studies
  • French
  • Centre for World Literatures
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