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Postgraduate Research Student

Department of Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology



Ian completed a BA (Hons) in Modern Languages (French and German) at the University of Oxford and an MA in Translating at the University of Salford, after which he worked for a number of years in the translation field. He completed an MA in Social Research Methods at the University of Liverpool before beginning his PhD research in the Department of Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology as part of an ESRC NWSSDTP Industrial Strategy Studentship. 


This research develops insights into the technological, economic and social processes and changes taking place in the UK language industry and focuses in particular on the themes of translation, technology, work and creativity.


Peter Campbell and Andrew Kirton.

Thesis title

'Constructing and transforming the ‘creative professional’: digital disruption and creative agency in the UK language industry'.