Dr Hassan Mizori, MCIL CL

Dr Hassan Mizori, MCIL CL


In 2021, I joined the staff at the University of Leeds, teaching Masters students on the module Specialised Translation, having been a Visiting Research Fellow here since September 2017, a post I took up after obtaining my Ph.D. from the university in May 2017. 

Before my Ph.D., I worked for over a decade as an interpreter, sworn translator, and lexicographer primarily in the Netherlands. I continue to work as a sworn translator and court and police interpreter.

I co-edited the Dutch<>Arabic Dictionary Arabisch-Nederlands Woordenboek and the Oxford English<>Arabic Dictionary.

In 2020 I created my own YouTube channel, Research, an A-Z Guide providing research tips in Arabic and informal mentoring for my viewers.

I speak fluent English, Dutch, Middle Eastern & Sudanese Arabic and both Kurmanji and Bahdini Kurdish.


  • • Teaching the Masters module Specialised Translation.
  • • Working on my monograph, titled: Interpreting as sense-making: A Linguistic-Ethnograph Case Study.
  • • Researcher in Intercultural communication/interpreting

Research interests

I am interested in communication in interpreter-mediated encounters in immigration settings. I focus on how interlocutors understand each other during such encounters and thereby investigate the sense-making processes constituting communication. I specialize in complementing the investigation of the meeting recordings by utilising post-event semi-structured interviews with both the interpreter and the client so I can examine both the reasons for translation choices, and the effect these have on client understanding of the situation. In my forthcoming monograph (mentioned above), I present an improved approach to studying interpreter-mediated encounters.

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  • • Doctor of Philosophy in Interpreting and Translation Studies
  • • Postgraduate degree in legal interpreting in criminal cases
  • • Bachelor in Translation
  • • BA English Language and Literature

Professional memberships

  • • Chartered Institute of Linguists
  • • International Association of Translation and Intercultural Studies (IATIS)
  • • Critical Link International
  • • Member of Bureau Wbtv (official Dutch Quality Register of the Dutch Ministry of Justice
  • • Foundation of Court Interpreters and Legal Translators (ISGV) – since 2002
  • • Netherlands Association of Interpreters and Translators (NGTV) – between 2002-2010
  • • Iraqi Translators Association