Dr Isabel Santafé

Associate Lecturer in Hispanic Studies (E&S)


Extension: 3818

Telephone: 01392 723818

Isabel Santafé was appointed Associate Lecturer in Spanish (Education & Scholarship) in 2012. She originally joined the Department of Modern Languages in 2008 as a PhD candidate and Postgraduate Teaching Assistant. She graduated from the University of Zaragoza in 2002 with a degree in Filología Inglesa (English Linguistics and Literature) and then completed her Teacher Training course (equivalent to PGCE). Isabel holds an MA with Distinction in Applied Translation and a PhD in Translation Studies (Awarded in 2013) from the University of Exeter. Her thesis looked at multimodal translation applied to global standardised campaigns in international women's magazines.

Currently, Isabel is a Visiting Lecturer in the Distance Learning MA in Translation at the University of Birmingham and in the MA in Translation Programme at City University London.

Isabel is also a translator from English into Spanish. She is a Career Affiliate Member of the Institute of Translation and Interpreting (ITI) and part of the regional ITI South West committee since February 2014. Through this collaboration she seeks to bridge professional practice with education.

Isabel is an accredited DELE examiner (all levels) and an ASPIRE Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
See http://as.exeter.ac.uk/aspire/

Employablity and Student Engagement

Since 2014 Isabel has successfully co-run with Richard Mansell the extra-curricular Translation Business Project for Humanities undergraduate and postgraduate students. The purpose of the project is to help students build and improve transferable intercultural, linguistic and entrepreneurial skills to develop their employability attributes. For more information about the events organised, presentations at conferences and the student’s work, please check the project's blog http://blogs.exeter.ac.uk/etbp/

Teaching and E-assessment

Isabel teaches Spanish language at undergraduate level (Year 1, 2 and 4) and designs e-assessment material. At a postgraduate level, she teaches translation methodology lectures and seminars in the MA in Translation Programme and has supervised masters dissertations.


Isabel's research interests are the translation of advertisements, gender representation in advertising, new approaches to translator training, the use of translation in the language classroom and volunteer translation.

I am part of the Lexicography and Lexicology Research Group from the University of Alicante, Spain, directed by Professor Félix Rodríguez González.