Dr Rocio Perez-Tattam

Senior Lecturer, Modern Languages

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792 602940

Welsh language proficiency

Basic Welsh Speaker

Research Links

Available For Postgraduate Supervision


I have a BA in Translation and Interpreting from the Universidad Pontificia de Comillas (UPC) and a joint PhD in Spanish (Applied Linguistics) from the University of Ottawa and the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM). After working as a postgraduate researcher at the ESRC Centre for Research on Bilingualism in Theory and Practice (Bangor University), I joined Swansea University in 2012.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Linguistics
  • Second language acquisition
  • Bilingualism
  • Spanish language
  • English language
  • Translation and Interpreting
  • Language data analysis

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

I have a PGCert Teaching in Higher Education and a CELTA (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) qualification.

I teach a range of modules in the areas of Spanish language, translation, and interpreting at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

I support teaching by supervising undergraduate dissertations and projects, and postgraduate dissertations and theses. I am interested in supervising projects in applied linguistics, language learning, translation, and interpreting, particularly if they have a multidisciplinary perspective.


My interests and expertise lie in the general areas of applied linguistics, Romance linguistics, and more specifically in the areas of second language acquisition, bilingualism, and psycholinguistics.

In my research I have investigated linguistic and environmental factors and their effect on the acquisition of grammatical phenomena in English and Spanish (e.g. compound nouns, tense and aspect, grammatical gender) by analysing language data and processes. I am interested in the application of this type of research to the teaching of foreign languages and translation.

Award Highlights

Higher Education Academy (HEA) Fellow. PR100431