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Dr Severine Hubscher-Davidson

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Professional biography

I am Senior Lecturer in Translation Studies and Director of Research and Scholarship in the School of Languages and Applied Linguistics. Having studied Spanish and French translation and interpreting at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, I completed my PhD in Translation Studies at the University of Bath and, subsequently, an MSc in Psychology with the OU and a Coaching Certificate with the University of Warwick.

I lead the MA in Translation at the OU, and I currently supervise and co-supervise PhD projects in a range of areas of translation studies.

My research is highly interdisciplinary and focuses on translation psychology and issues of wellbeing in the translation professions.

Publications

Teaching Translation and Interpreting in Virtual Environments (2021)
Hubscher-Davidson, Severine and Devaux, Jerome
The Journal of Specialised Translation, 36 (pp. 184-192)


Translation and the Double Bind of Imaginative Resistance (2020)
Hubscher-Davidson, Severine
Translation Studies, 13(3) (pp. 251-270)


The psychology of sustainability and psychological capital: new lenses to examine well-being in the translation profession. (2020)
Hubscher-Davidson, Severine
European Journal of Sustainable Development Research, 4, Article em0127(4)


“The trick was to find adequate words”: the effect of mood on translation (2018-01)
Bain, Tanya J. and Hubscher-Davidson, Séverine
Translation Journal, 21(1)


Going through emotions (2017-10-05)
Hubscher-Davidson, Severine
The Linguist, 56(5) (pp. 20-21)


Once more with feeling (2017-09)
Hubscher-Davidson, Severine
ITI Bulletin, 2017(Sept-Oct) (pp. 8-9)


Look before you teach (2017-05)
Hubscher-Davidson, Severine
ITI Bulletin


Trait Emotional intelligence and translation: A study of professional translators (2016-05)
Hubscher-Davidson, Severine
Target, 28(1) (pp. 132-157)


Educating for sustainability in language degrees: a tale of 2 case-studies (2016)
Hubscher-Davidson, Severine and Panichelli-Batalla, Stephanie
International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 17(3) (pp. 404-416)


Sofia’s Story in Translation: Leaving Shanghai (2014-11)
Hubscher-Davidson, Séverine and Leatherbarrow, Jill
The AALITRA Review: a journal of literary translation, 9 (pp. 64-72)


Introduction to the Special Issue: The Development of Professional Competence (2014)
Ehrensberger-Dow, Maureen; Englund Dimitrova, Birgitta and Hubscher-Davidson, Séverine
Translation and Interpreting Studies, 9(1) (pp. 1-4)


Emotional Intelligence and Translation Studies: a New Bridge (2013-08)
Hubscher-Davidson, Séverine
Meta: Translators' Journal, 58(2) (pp. 324-346)


The role of intuition in the translation process (2013-06-01)
Hubscher-Davidson, Severine
Translation and Interpreting Studies, 8(2) (pp. 211-232)


A discussion of ethnographic research methods and their relevance for translation process research (2011-06)
Hubscher-Davidson, Severine
Across Languages and Cultures, 12(1) (pp. 1-18)


Personal diversity and diverse personalities in translation: a study of individual differences (2009-10-15)
Hubscher-Davidson, Séverine Emmanuelle
Perspectives: Studies in Translatology, 17(3) (pp. 175-192)


A Reflection on Action Research Processes in Translator Training: Project on Group Work in Level 2 Translation Classes (2008)
Hubscher-Davidson, Séverine
The Interpreter and Translator Trainer, 2(1) (pp. 75-92)


Translation and Emotion - A Psychological Perspective (2017-10-31)
Hubscher-Davidson, Séverine
Routledge Advances in Translation and Interpreting Studies
ISBN : 978-1138855335 | Publisher : Routledge


Ethical Stress in the Translation and Interpreting Professions (2020)
Hubscher-Davidson, Severine
In: Koskinen, Kaisa and Pokorn, Nike K. eds. The Routledge Handbook of Translation and Ethics. Routledge Handbooks (pp. 415-430)
ISBN : 9780815358237 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : Abingdon


Do Translation Professionals Need to Tolerate Ambiguity to be Successful? A Study of the Links between Tolerance of Ambiguity, Emotional Intelligence and Job Satisfaction (2018)
Hubscher-Davidson, Severine
In: Lacruz, Isabel and Jääskeläinen, Riitta eds. Innovation and Expansion in Translation Process Research. American Translators Association Scholarly Monograph Series (XVIII) (pp. 77-103)
ISBN : 9789027231956 | Publisher : John Benjamins | Published : Amsterdam/Philadelphia


Introduction (2015)
Hubscher-Davidson, Séverine; Ehrensberger-Dow, Maureen; Englund-Dimitrova, Birgitta and Norberg, Ulf
In: Hubscher-Davidson, Séverine; Ehrensberger-Dow, Maureen; Englund-Dimitrova, Birgitta and Norberg, Ulf eds. Describing Cognitive Processes in Translation (pp. 1-5)
Publisher : John Benjamins


Meeting Students’ Expectations on Undergraduate Translation Programmes (2008)
Hubscher-Davidson, Séverine
In: Pellatt, Valerie and Minelli, Elena eds. Proceedings of the Bath Symposium (pp. 26-35)
ISBN : 9781847188328 | Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing


Describing Cognitive Processes in Translation (2015)
Ehrensberger-Dow, Maureen; Englund Dimitrova, Birgitta; Hubscher-Davidson, Séverine and Norberg, Ulf eds.
ISBN : 9789027242655 | Publisher : John Benjamins


Global Trends in Translator and Interpreter Training: Mediation and Culture (2012-09-08)
Hubscher-Davidson, Séverine and Borodo, Michał eds.
Bloomsbury Advances in Translation
ISBN : 9781441193407 | Publisher : Bloomsbury


Emotional Intelligence and Professional Translation (2019-03-16)
Hubscher-Davidson, Severine
In : CIOL AGM & Members' Day 2019 (16 Mar 2019, London)


Keynote Speaker: Language and Emotion Workshop (2019)
Hubscher-Davidson, Severine
In : AHRC Language Acts and Worldmaking Project (1 Mar 2019, Oxford Brookes University)


Invited expert panel member: ‘Educating the Educators’ (2019)
Hubscher-Davidson, Severine
In : UK Chapter of Women in Localization (May 2019, London Metropolitan University)


Invited research seminar: ‘Translating Emotions and Emotional Translations’ (2019)
Hubscher-Davidson, Severine
In : Research Seminar Series (May 2019, ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland)


Keynote Speaker: ‘Translation, Emotion, and Performance’ (2019)
Hubscher-Davidson, Severine
In : Performing Translation Conference (21-22 Jun 2019, University College Cork)


Invited research seminar: Translating as an intellectual and emotional pursuit (2018)
Hubscher-Davidson, Severine
In : Research Seminar Series (Mar 2018, University of Essex)


Keynote: Cognition, Emotion and Creativity in Translating and Interpreting (2018)
Hubscher-Davidson, Severine
In : Talking to the World Conference (17-18 Sep 2018, University of Newcastle)


Invited research seminar: “I learned a thing or two about myself”: How Translators Perceive, Regulate, and Express Emotions in their Work (2018)
Hubscher-Davidson, Severine
In : Research Seminar Series, University College London (UCL) (Feb 2018)


Literary translation and imaginative resistance (2018)
Hubscher-Davidson, Severine
In : TransLit2018 Staging the Literary Translator Conference (17-19 May 2018, University of Vienna, Austria)


Translation and Cognition (2018)
Hubscher-Davidson, Severine
In : Translation and Cognition, Invited Research Seminar (Dec 2018, University of Amsterdam)


Keynote Speaker: Translation and Emotions: A new Perspective on Integration (2017)
Hubscher-Davidson, Severine
In : Translating for Europe Workshop, organised by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Translation (Oct 2017, University of Malta)


Invited webinar: The Art of Translation - Advanced Translation Techniques (2017)
Hubscher-Davidson, Severine
In : eCPD Webinar for translation professionals (Oct 2017)


Invited discussant (2016-12)
Hubscher-Davidson, Severine
In : 5th International Research Workshop on Methodology in Translation Process Research (TPRW5) (1-3 Dec 2016, University of Graz, Austria)


Keynote Speaker: Personality Traits and Translation Specialization: Different Strokes for Different Folks (2016)
Hubscher-Davidson, Severine
In : Annual Meeting of The Norwegian Non-fiction Writers and Translators Association (Nov 2016, Oslo, Norway)


Educating for sustainability in language degrees (2016)
Hubscher-Davidson, Severine and Panichelli-Batalla, Stephanie
In : HEA Arts & Humanities Conference (03 Mar 2016, Brighton)


Tolerance for ambiguity and the translation profession: A new direction for empirical research in translation (2015)
Hubscher-Davidson, Severine
In : 5th IATIS Conference (7-10 Jul 2015, Brazil)


Invited speaker (2014-07)
Hubscher-Davidson, Severine
In : 4th International PhD course in Translation Process Research (TPR) (Jul 2014, Centre for Research and Innovation in Translation and Translation Technology (CRITT), Copenhagen Business School)


Invited research seminar: Emotion Perception and the Translation Process (2014)
Hubscher-Davidson, Severine
In : Research Seminar Series (Nov 2014, University of Manchester)


Invited research seminar: Emotions in Translation (2014)
Hubscher-Davidson, Severine
In : Research Seminar Series (Apr 2014, University of Amsterdam)


Invited research seminar: Can Emotional Traits Predict Translation Success? (2014)
Hubscher-Davidson, Severine
In : Research Seminar Series (Feb 2014, Leicester University)


Emotional intelligence, job satisfaction and career success in a sample of professional translators (2014)
Hubscher-Davidson, Severine
In : Annual Conference of the British Psychological Society (BPS) (7-9 May 2014, Birmingham, UK)


Invited research workshop (2013-07)
Hubscher-Davidson, Severine
In : Research workshop on Empirical and Experimental Research in Translation (Jul 2013, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)


Invited discussant (2013-01)
Hubscher-Davidson, Severine
In : 3rd International Research Workshop on Methodology in Translation Process Research (TPRW3), University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. (Jan 2013, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria)


Invited research seminar: The Role of Emotional Intelligence in 155 Professional Translators’ Work (2013)
Hubscher-Davidson, Severine
In : Research Seminar Series (Oct 2013, University of Salford)


Invited research seminar: Translators’ Individual Differences: A Personal Journey (2013)
Hubscher-Davidson, Severine
In : Research Seminar Series (Jun 2013, University of Graz, Austria)


Keynote Speaker: ‘Translators’ Personalities’ (2013)
Hubscher-Davidson, Severine
In : 4th International Anniversary Conference on Translation and Interpretation (Oct 2013, The University of Baia Mare, Romania)


Intuition in translation (2013)
Hubscher-Davidson, Severine
In : 54th Annual Conference of the American Translators Association (ATA) (6-9 Nov 2013, San Antonio, Texas)


Non-cognitive methods for translation process research (2013)
Hubscher-Davidson, Severine
In : AIETI 6th International Conference (23-25 Jan 2013, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain)


Invited Webinar: The role of Emotional Intelligence in the translator/interpreter workplace (2012)
Hubscher-Davidson, Severine
In : eCPD Webinars for translation professionals (Jan 2012)


Invited discussant (2011-07)
Hubscher-Davidson, Severine
In : 2nd International Research Workshop on Methodology in Translation Process Research (TPRW2) (Jul 2011, University of Gießen, Germany)


Emotionally Intelligent Translators (2011-01)
Hubscher-Davidson, Severine
In : Research Seminar Series (Jan 2011, University of Ulster)


Bilingualism, Translation and Interpretation (2010-04)
Hubscher-Davidson, Severine
In : 4th AHRC workshop on “One brain, two languages: bridging neuroscience and linguistics” (Apr 2010, Bangor University, Wales)


Keynote Speaker (2009-09)
Hubscher-Davidson, Severine
In : ‘Writing for Translation’ Conference (Sep 2009, University of Málaga)


Verbalising Strategies: an Ethnographic Study of Translator Behaviour (2009-04)
Hubscher-Davidson, Severine
In : Research Seminar Series, University of Toruń, Poland (Apr 2009)


An Ethnographic Analysis of Translator Behaviour (2009-03)
Hubscher-Davidson, Severine
In : Research Seminar Series (Mar 2009, University of Durham)


Personalities in Translation (2007-11)
Hubscher-Davidson, Severine
In : Research Seminar Series (Nov 2007, University of Newcastle)


Invited Keynote Speaker
Hubscher-Davidson, Severine
In : Language and Emotion Workshop (1 Mar 2019, Oxford Brookes University)


The impact of COVID-19 on linguists and their mental health (2020-05)
Hubscher-Davidson, Severine
OpenLearn


Emotional Intelligence (2019-03)
Hubscher-Davidson, Severine
Chartered Institute of Linguists


Why Donald Trump desperately needs interpreters for his ‘chat’ with Kim (2018-06-11)
Hubscher-Davidson, Severine E.
The Conversation


Trumpslation: why Donald Trump’s words give translators so much trouble (2017-08-07)
Hubscher-Davidson, Severine
The Conversation


Titty or Tatty: What's in a name? (2016-08-04)
Hubscher-Davidson, Severine
The Open University


Translation and Interpreting Studies, Vol. 9, Issue 1. Special Issue: The Development of Professional Competence (2014)
Ehrensberger-Dow, Maureen; Englund Dimitrova, Birgitta and Hubscher-Davidson, Séverine
John Benjamins