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Dr Joseph Lambert

Dr Joseph Lambert

Lecturer in Translation Studies

School of Modern Languages


At Cardiff, I teach across a range of modules in Translation Studies, working with students at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

As a researcher, I am primarily interested in a range of questions relating to ethics in translation. To date, I have written on topics including codes of conduct for translators, professional translator ethics, ethics in sport interpreting, and hermeneutics.

My research seeks to unite theoretical conceptions of ethics and translation with “real-life” practice. This practical thread of my research is informed by my experience as a translator, having set up my own freelance translation company in 2012, specialising in sporting translation and working with a number of high-profile clients.


I hold a BA in French and Italian, an MA in Translation Studies, and a PhD in Translation Studies, all from the University of Hull.

Professional memberships

Member of the International Association for Translation and Intercultural Studies (IATIS)

Academic positions

  • 2020 - present: Cardiff University: Lecturer in Translation Studies

  • 2019 - 2020: Durham University: Teaching Fellow in French and Translation Studies

  • 2018 - 2019: University of Birmingham: Teaching Fellow in French and Translation

  • 2014 - 2018: University of Hull: Associate Lecturer in French and Translation Studies