Dr Terry J. Bradford

Dr Terry J. 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.


  • Programme Leader (2018-21)

Research interests

As well as developing innovative materials for the teaching of translation and interpreting, my research interests embrace the translation of song (e.g. Jacques Brel) and bande dessinée (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 also currently teach ERASMUS students in the thoery and practice of translation.

I am personal tutor for around 30 students and - from September 2018 - I shall be Programme Leader for French.

Research groups and institutes

  • Centre for Translation Studies
  • French