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Contact Details

Room: MB 772
Phone: 0121 204 4018 
Email: d.orrego-carmona@aston.ac.uk

Research Interests

Audiovisual translation, translation technologies, translation process research, eye tracking, media and languages, translator training


After completing a BA in Translation at the Universidad de Antioquia (Colombia) and working as an in-house translator, I gained an MA (2011) and a PhD (2015) in Translation and Intercultural Studies from the Universitat Rovira i Virgili in Tarragona (Spain).

Prior to joining Aston in January 2017, I taught translation at the Universitat Rovira i Virgili and worked as a post-doctoral research fellow at the University of the Free State (South Africa).

My areas of expertise include audiovisual translation and translation technologies. In particular, my research analyses how translation technologies empower users and how the democratization of technology allows these users to become non-professional translators. I explore the production and reception conditions of professional and non-professional subtitles and how non-professional subtitling impacts on professional translation and translator training. Other interests include translation process research and the cognitive exploration of translation production and reception, mainly using eye-tracking technologies.

Teaching Activity

Undergraduate modules

  • Translation: Theory and Practice (LI1009)
  • Translation and Technology (LI2009)
  • Communication across Languages and Cultures (LI2010)
  • Advanced Translation Spanish (LI3003)
  • Specialised Translation (LI3005)

Postgraduate modules

  • Translation Technologies I (LIM109)
  • Translation Work Placement (LIM111)
  • Specialised Translation Practice: Spanish>English (LIM105)
  • Research Methods (LIM028)
  • MA Dissertation supervision


  • Fellow of The Higher Education Academy
  • PhD in Translation and Intercultural Studies, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona (Spain)
  • Masters in Translation and Intercultural Studies, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona (Spain)
  • English-French-Spanish Translation, Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín (Colombia)

Education/Academic qualification

PG Cert, The Higher Education Academy


Award Date: 15 Dec 2017

PhD, Universitat Rovira i Virgili


Award Date: 15 Apr 2015

MA, Universitat Rovira i Virgili


Award Date: 1 Jul 2011

BA, Universidad de Antioquia


Award Date: 5 Jun 2009

External positions

Research Associate, University of the Free State



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