Alex holds degrees in Translation and Interpreting, and a PhD in Sociolinguistics. He has worked as a translator, interpreter, and researcher in many countries. Before he joined London Metropolitan University in 2007, he worked in the Foreign & Commonwealth Office looking after the training of diplomatic staff, translators and interpreters. His major fields of research are language policy and planning, language change, interpreting and translation. He is currently an elected CIUTI Council member with responsibilities for research.
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