Personal profile


Dr Jim Hlavac is a senior lecturer in the Monash Intercultural Lab in the School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics. He is a NAATI certified and practising professional interpreter and translator for. He has published widely in the field of Translation and Interpreting Studies and also in the related disciplines of multilingualism, contact linguistics, intercultural communication, pragmatics and language maintenance/shift.

His research interests lie in the following areas:

Translation and Interpreting:

  • Training of interpreters in healthcare settings
  • Interprofessional practice with trainee professionals with whom interpreters commonly work
  • Incidence of interpreting and translation amongst multilinguals and in multilingual societies


  • Contact linguistics
  • Language change in transposed 'migrant' languages
  • Sociolinguistics

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Research area keywords

  • Interpreting Studies
  • Translation Studies
  • Multilingualism
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Contact Linguistics

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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