Ms Pippa Dearns


I have a BA in Spanish and Italian (2002) and an MA in Applied Translation Studies (2011) from the University of Leeds. I also hold a PGCert in Teaching English for Academic Purposes (EAP) (2014) from the University of Leicester. 

I have extensive experience of teaching EAP in the UK and Italy. I currently teach on EAP modules in the Language Centre and on PG and UG translation modules in the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies. I am a member of the Chartered Institute of Linguists for translation and education, a Chartered Linguist committed to continuing professional development and act as a mentor through the institute's mentoring platform.

I also translate professionally from Spanish and Italian to English, specialising in the medical and pharmaceutical sectors:


Research interests

I am interested in translation studies research, more specifically: second language acquisition and the application of corpora and MT in translation. I am also interested in the international student experience and the importance of UG transition in HE. 

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  • PGCert Teaching English for Academic Purposes, University of Leicester
  • MA Applied Translation Studies, University of Leeds
  • BA Spanish and Italian, University of Leeds
  • Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy

Professional memberships

  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Linguists for Education and Translation
  • Chartered Linguist

Student education

I teach on EAP modules in the Language Centre and UG and PG modules on translation in the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies.

Research groups and institutes

  • Translation
  • Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American