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 Cari Bottois

Cari Bottois

Research student,


I am a PhD researcher in the School of Modern Languages, where I am exploring multilingualism within the charity sector in the South West region of the UK. My interest in this field of research has been driven by my voluntary work in this area with the grassroots volunteer community, Charity Translators.

I first graduated in 2004 with a BSc in International Relations and Politics before returning to Higher Education in 2012 to follow an MA in Translation at the University of Exeter. I have also gained considerable experience in Project Management through professional roles across the public, private, and charity sectors.

In 2021, I presented sessions at the Language Acts and Worldmaking Conference “Languages Future” and the 5th International Conference on Non-Professional Interpreting and Translation (NPIT5).

My research is funded by the South, West, and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership (SWW DTP2) with co-supervision at the University of Exeter.


Research interests

My research interests are focused on civil society, accessibility, and community action. I also have a keen interest in public engagement and collaborative working practices.
My current research is centred around multilingualism, translation, and interpreting in the voluntary sector.


Connecting Multilingual Communities: Exploring Translation in the Charity Sector from the South West (UK)

My research explores multilingualism, translation, and interpreting within the charity sector, specifically in the South West region of the UK. The project adopts mixed methods to develop a better picture of the language landscape of charities as well as using engaged practices to co-create knowledge that will support language diversity in the sector.

Funding source

South, West & Wales Doctoral Training Partnership



Professor Claire Gorrara

Dean for Research and Innovation for the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Professor of French Studies