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Personal profile


Dr Marc Orlando works in the Faculty of Arts at Monash University as a Senior Lecturer in Translation and Interpreting Studies.

His research interests are in the training of translators and interpreters and in the synergies between practice, research and training.

Marc is also an active professional translator and conference interpreter (English-French), certified by NAATI and a member of several professional associations (AIIC, AUSIT).

He sits as VP on the Board of CIUTI, the oldest association of universities training professional translators and interpreters. He is the current coordinator of the Research Committee of AIIC, the International Association of Conference Interpreters. He is also a member of the NAATI Technical and Advisory Committee (Australia) and of the European Language Council Language and Rights working group.


Research interests

Marc has a strong interest in pedagogy and teaching methods, in the didactics of Translation and Interpreting Studies and in curriculum design of academic and professional courses, in the different roles of translators and interpreters, in the methodology of T&I evaluation, and in the training of professionals T&I.

As Marc is an active T&I practitioner and a firm believer that practice and research inform each other, he has recently published a monograph which focuses on practice-led research applied to training of professional translators and interpreters in the 21st century, and more specifically on the synergies between academic research, professional practice and T&I didactics.


Dr Marc Orlando – research video


Grants and Research projects

  • Developing Translating and Interpreting Services for improved Governance in Indonesia, 2017, Australia Awards Fellowships, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
  • Professional Development Short Course Program for Interpreters and Translators, 2017-2019, Department of Premier and cabinet (VIC)
  • Training Sign language Interpreters to work with media during emergencies, 2017, funded by the Attorney General Department and the Victorian Deaf Society.
  • Modes of Interpreting and Digital Pen technology. 2013-2015 – The project was co-funded by Monash University and Oncall Interpreters and Translators.
  • Curriculum design of short courses to train T&I in metropolitan and regional areas. 2010-2012 / 2012-2014 / 2014-2016. Office of Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship of Victoria, Australia.
  • Development of conceptual overview of a new model for the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI) standards, testing and assessment. 2011-2012


Monash teaching commitment

Subjects Taught

  • Coordinator and lecturer, Interpreting stream
  • Lecturer, Translation Stream

Double Masters

Marc is the coordinator of the double master in translation studies offered with Jean Moulin University, Lyon, France. For more information on the application process, contact him directly, or click here.

Research area keywords

  • Interpreting Studies
  • Translation Studies
  • Training and education
  • Practice informed research

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Projects 2011 2019

Research Output 2009 2019

Training and educating interpreter and translator trainers as practitioners-researchers-teachers

Orlando, M., 2019, In : The Interpreter and Translator Trainer. 13, 3, p. 216-232 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Interview Marc Orlando

Orlando, M., 2018, In : The New Zealand Journal of Translation Studies. 1, 1, p. 1-5 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleOtherpeer-review

Open Access

Translation as a sub-set of public and social policy and a consequence of multiculturalism: the provision of translation and interpreting services in Australia

Hlavac, J., Gentile, A., Orlando, M., Zucchi, E. & Pappas, A., 12 Apr 2018, In : International Journal of the Sociology of Language. 251, p. 55-88 34 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Former les interprètes et les traducteurs de demain: Développer les savoirs, savoir-faire et savoir-être

Translated title of the contribution: Educating and training tomorrow’s translators and interpreters:: Develop knowledge, know-how and know-how-to-beOrlando, M., 2017, Education is a Whole-Person Process. Behr, M. & Seubert, S. (eds.). Berlin Germany: Frank & Timme, p. 45-63 19 p. ( Transculturalism - Translation - Transfer).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Note-taking for Consecutive Interpreting: A Short Course (2nd Edition) by Andrew Gillies

Orlando, M., 2017, In : AIIC Webzine. 71

Research output: Contribution to journalShort ReviewOtherpeer-review


AUSIT National Award for Excellence in Translating

Marc Orlando (Recipient), 2007

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching

Marc Orlando (Recipient), 2010

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching

Marc Orlando (Recipient), 2008

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Faculty of Arts Dean's Award for Research Impact.

Rita Wilson (Recipient), Marc Orlando (Recipient) & Jim Hlavac (Recipient), 2017

Prize: Other distinction

Activities 2002 2019

The University of New South Wales (External organisation)

Marc Orlando (Advisor)
10 Jun 201911 Jun 2019

Activity: Industry, Government and Philanthropy Engagement and PartnershipsConsultancy

AUSIT National conference 2019

Marc Orlando (Keynote/plenary speaker)
18 Oct 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

CIUTI conference 2019

Marc Orlando (Organiser)
1 Apr 20196 Jun 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

Translating Antarctica - RMIT

Marc Orlando (Contributor)
4 Nov 2019

Activity: Community Talks, Presentations, Exhibitions and EventsPublic lecture/debate/seminar

Macquarie University (External organisation)

Marc Orlando (Advisor)
26 Sep 201827 Sep 2018

Activity: Industry, Government and Philanthropy Engagement and PartnershipsConsultancy

Press / Media

Table Talk Interview

Marc Orlando


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Profile/Interview