'Speak my language!: community translation and community interpreting to promote access to healthcare' A public lecture by Professor Ineke Crezee

Date: Tuesday 20 Apr, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: 55 Wellesley Street EastAuckland 1010
Auckland
New Zealand
Cost: Free
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'Speak my language!: community translation and community interpreting to promote access to healthcare' A public lecture by Professor Ineke Crezee 04/20/2021 16:30 04/20/2021 17:30 Inaugural professorial address by Ineke CrezeeSpeak my language! The important role of community translation and community interpreting in promoting language ac 55 Wellesley Street EastAuckland 1010, Auckland , New Zealand
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Inaugural professorial address by Ineke Crezee

Speak my language! The important role of community translation and community interpreting in promoting language access to healthcare

In her inaugural professorial address, Professor Ineke Crezee will explore the role of community translation and interpreting in the promotion of language access, based on her background as a translator, interpreter, health professional and interpreting and translation researcher and educator. She will share some of her research as a Fulbright New Zealand Scholar (Public Health) at the Center for Diversity and Health Equity at Seattle Children’s Hospital in Seattle, WA, where she looked at the role of bilingual patient navigators, who worked to empower families to understand and make decisions about their children’s care.

Ineke will outline different approaches to translation and interpreter education together with her wish list for ensuring that everyone (users of healthcare, health professionals and interpreters) is aware of the interpreter role. Lastly, she will touch on health translation and issues which arose during New Zealand’s Covid-19 pandemic response, when the government was trying to ensure very diverse ethnic communities had access to government guidelines.

Ineke Crezee, PhD, is Aotearoa New Zealand’s first Professor in Interpreting and Translation. She completed undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in English Language and Literature, as well as a 4-year ‘Diploma’ and a Master’s degree in Translation Studies at the University of Amsterdam. Some of her most powerful learning experiences came when she was a student nurse in a large general hospital in Amsterdam, interacting with many migrant patients. After arriving in New Zealand in 1989 she became involved in developing health interpreting courses on the heels of the ‘Unfortunate Experiment’ largescale cervical cancer inquiry. She has published extensively on interpreter and translator education and continues to work as a translator, interpreter and educator.

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