Maria Fernandez-Parra is a Senior Lecturer and Researcher in Translation and Interpreting. She is a qualified translator and interpreter by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. She also completed an MA in Translation with Language Technology and a PhD in Computer-Assisted Translation at Swansea University and holds a PGCE teaching qualification. She has published widely in topics related to translation, particularly translation technologies, translation theory, technical and specialised translation, computer-assisted translation and institutional translation. She also carries out research into formulaic language. She is currently the Director of the MA Translation and Interpreting, the Secretary of the Language Research Centre at Swansea University and the Treasurer of APTIS (Association of Programmes in Translation and Interpreting) in the UK and Ireland. Alongside her teaching and research duties, she continues to be a freelance translator and interpreter, a role that she has held continuously since 1994. She has been SDL Trados qualified since 2008, a Member of the Chartered Institute of Linguists (CIOL) since 1997, an Academic Member of the Institute of Translation and Interpreting (ITI) since 2015 and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA) since 2016.