Sandra Hale is a Fellow of AUSIT and Professor of Interpreting and Translation at the University of New South Wales. She joined AUSIT in 1987 as a student of the Bachelor of Arts in Interpreting and Translation at the old Macarthur Institute of Advanced Education. After completing her BA, she went back to her native Argentina to complete further tertiary studies in Translation. Her other qualifications include a Diploma of Education in Spanish and Italian from UWS, a Master of Applied Linguistics and a PhD in Linguistics (thesis on court interpreting) from Macquarie University and a Doctorate Honoris Causa from the University of Antwerp. She has NAATI professional accreditation in Translation and Interpreting, as well as Conference Interpreter accreditation. She has practised as a translator and interpreter in community and international settings, and continues to practise on a casual basis. For the past twenty years, she’s been involved in the training of interpreters and translators, in researching different aspects of interpreting and translation, with an emphasis on court interpreting and in educating interpreting service users, especially the judiciary, and trying to improve interpreters’ working conditions.