Dr Vanessa Enriquez Raido

PhD in Education (Translation Pedagogy), MA in Translation and Intercultural Studies, Postgraduate Diploma in Translation and Digital Text Processing, BA in Translation Studies and Interpreting (Spanish, English & German).


After completing her four-year BA in Translation and Interpreting Studies (Universidad Alfonso X El Sabio, Madrid), Vanessa obtained her Postgraduate Diploma in Translation and Computer-based Text Processing from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona), her Master's degree in Translation and Intercultural Studies from the Universitat Rovira i Virgili (Tarragona) and her PhD in Translation Education from the Universitat Ramon Llull (Barcelona). She was first appointed 0.5 Senior Tutor within the University of Auckland's Translation Studies Department in 2008, where she was later appointed 0.5 Lecturer in 2010, followed by her promotion to full-time Senior Lecturer in 2013. Her research expertise lies in the fields of (i) translator education, (ii) translation-oriented web searching, (iii) translation technologies, and (iv) translation process research. Vanessa has made significant contributions to these areas of knowledge in the form of numerous publications, conference presentations and invited lectures in translations programs worldwide. More recently, she has developed a strong interest in language assistance services in public and community settings.

She  serves as Review Editor for The Interpreter and Translator Trainer and as referee for this and other scholarly journals such as TargetTranslation SpacesTranslation and Interpreting StudiesThe Journal of Specialised Translation; Translation, Cognition & BehaviorTradumàtica: technologies de la traduccióTranslation and Interpreting: The International Journal of Translation and Interpreting ResearchRevista Digital de Investigación en Docencia UniversitariaFITISPos International Journal; as well as for various book editors in the discipline and at Routledge / Taylor & Francis Books.

Research | Current

  • Translator education
  • Translation process research
  • Translation technologies
  • Web-search literacy for translators
  • Digital translation/localisation
  • Translation and language learning
  • Community interpreting and translation
  • Public service interpreting
  • Translation citizenship

Teaching | Current

TRANSLAT 712 Computer-aided Translation

TRANSLAT 791 Translation Dissertation

Postgraduate supervision

PhD theses supervised to completion:

Sturm, Helen. 2018. Cultural, politics, religion, and language in the letters of French Roman Catholic missionaries in 1840 New Zealand: An analysis and translation. (Co-supervisor; main supervisor: Trudy Agar).

Sánchez Torrón, Marina. 2017. Productivity in Post-Editing and in Neural Interactive Translation Prediction: A Study of English-to-Spanish Professional Translators. (Main supervisor; co-supervisor: Phillip Koehn).

Ding, Yan. 2015. The Role of Subject-Area Knowledge in Consecutive Interpreting. (Co-supervisor; main supervisor: Frank Austermuehl).

PhD theses currently supervised:

Gonzalez Campanella, Alejandra. Public service interpreting and translation across refugee settings in New Zealand. (Main supervisor).

Eunice Gao. Public service interpreting in the healthcare sector for Chinese immigrants in New Zealand. (Main supervisor; co-supervisor: Ineke Crezee).

Cai, Yuxing. Trainee translators' online search behaviors: from actual practice to desirable outcomes in Chinese-English translation. (Main supervisor; co-supervisor: Changshuan Li).

Completed MA dissertations and translation projects:

Yang, Mei. 2019. WorkSafe New Zealand Act 2013 (reprinted 2017). Dissertation by translation commentary.

Zhao, Yijun. 2019. Winter in New Zealand, Go Travel New Zealand magazine (2019). Dissertation by translation commentary.

Tang, Yangliu. 2019. Creating urban agricultural systems an integrated approach to design, by Proksch G. (2017). Dissertation by translation commentary.

Layec, Stephanie. 2019. Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students (2019). Translation project. (co-supervisor: Tracy Adams).

Jiajing, Liu. 2018. Subtitling for Second Language Acquisition: A Review of Research in Translation Studies and Second Language Acquisition. Tan, Wen. 2018. Eye-tracking in Sight Translation Studies - A Bibliographic Analysis.

Cheng, Yuyun. 2018. Technology-assisted interpreting: A Professional and Non-professional Perspective.

Gao, Yunduan. 2017. Assessment in Translator Training: A Bibliometric and Thematic Analysis Study.

Qile, Jin. 2017. Exerting Communicative Translation in Legal Translation: A Case Study of the Chinese Translation of The Codes on Takeovers and Mergers and Share Repurchases.

Lueiza Muñoz, Sharmayne. 2017. Translation Project: Kim Dotcom: Caught in the Web.

Edwards, Michelle. 2016. Postcolonial Translation in the Francophone Pacific: A Dual Case Study.

Ceolin, Kinzi. 2014. Translating Cultural Hybridity in French Postcolonial Novels: A Comparative Case Study of Le cœur à rire et à pleurer by Maryse Condé and L’épave by Déwé Gorodé.

Harknett, Harry. 2014. An Examination of Functionalism and other Target-oriented Approaches to the Translation of News: A Catalan Independence Movement Case Study.

Lee, Nam. 2014. Translating Korean Honorifics: A Case Study of Please Look after Mom by Kyung-sook Shin.

Fung, Yuen May. 2011. Technology in Translator Training: An Exploratory Survey of Syllabi in Hong Kong Universities.

Gomez Velarde, Maria Isabel. 2011. The (Re-)presentation of Felipe Guaman Poma de Ayala: A Case Study of the Translation from Spanish into English of El primer nueva corónica y buen gobierno by Roland Hamilton.

Gomez Velarde, Maria Isabel. 2011. Translation Project: The State of Our Fisheries 2008.

Di Pietro Selwyn, Marcella. 2011. Translating and Localizing Advertising Material in Brazil.

Cadavidad Currea, Nohra Carolina, 2010. Comparative Study of the UK and the USA Translation Markets.

Zhixiong, Liao. 2009. A Survey and Critique of Judicial Translation in Mainland China.

Shengli, Xie, 2009. A Comparative Analysis of Website Localisation and Translation Practices on Lenovo and Dell Websites.

Linda Lin-Hsin. Yao, 2009. Website Localization: A Case Study on Quality of Websites from Spain [sic] and Chilean Airlines.

Bai, Jun. 2009. An Analysis of the Translation Market in China.

Luo, Xuan. 2009. Translation of Environmental Texts.

Park, Chang Soon. 2008. Understanding Audiovisual Translation in South Korea: Dubbing vs. Subtitling.

Petrenko, Olena. 2008. Translation of Political News in Russia.

Fukuda, Naoyuki. 2008. Quality Evaluation of Non-Fiction Translation by Novice Translators: A Case Study of Japanese-English Translation with a Focus on L2 Translation.

Nam, Seung Yeon. 2008. The Translation of Korean Film Titles into English: A Typological Study.

Swanner, Loria Lee. 2008. Issues of Backtranslation.

Waller, Bernadette. 2008. Multimedia Adaptation as Localization.

Cho, Youn Chu. 2007. Framework for a Model Translator Training Programme.

Han, Jialong. 2007. On the Use of Technology in Translation [sic.] of Scientific Abstracts from English into Chinese.

Lee Park, Young Im. 2007. A Comparison of Linguistic, Contextual and Interpretive Differences between Translations by Catholic and Protestant Korean Publishers of Reaching Out (1975) by Nouwen.

Liang, Wang. 2007. Translator Competence in Theory and Practice – A Study of Job Advertisements in China.

Robertson, Olga. 2007. Modern Technology in Translation in New Zealand.

Naoumov, Elena. 2007. In Quest of Translation Competence in Australia and New Zealand.

Tang, Yilin. 2007. The Translation Market and Translator Training in Australia.


  • 2018: Recognition of Outstanding Research, School of Cultures, Languages and Linguistics
  • 2015: Faculty of Arts Early Career Research Excellence Award
  • 2012: University of Auckland Early Career Teaching Excellence Award
  • 2011: Faculty of Arts Early Career Teaching Excellence Award


  • Acting Discipline Convener, Translation Studies
  • PhD Adviser, Translation Studies and Asian Studies
  • Member of Faculty of Arts Staffing Committee
  • Member of CLL Research Committee
  • Member of CLL Postgraduate and Scholarship Committee

Areas of expertise

  • Translator training
  • Translation technologies
  • Online information literacy for translators
  • Translation process research
  • Translation and language learning
  • Digital translation
  • Community interpreting and translation

Committees/Professional groups/Services

  • Review Editor, The Interpreter and Translator Training Journal
  • Member of the Editorial Board for The Interpreter and Translator Training Journal
  • Member of the Review Board for Translation, Cognition & Behavior Journal
  • Member of the Scientific Board for Revista Digital de Investigación en Docecencia Universitaria Journal
  • Member of the European Society for Translation Studies (EST)
  • Member of the American Translators Association (ATA)

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Gao, E., & Enriquez Raido, V. (2019). The right to health interpreting in New Zealand. Paper presented at European Society for Translation Studies (EST) Congress 2019: Living Translation, Stellenbosch, South Africa. 9 September - 13 September 2019. Related URL.
  • Sawyer, D. B., Austermühl F, & Enriquez Raido, V. (Eds.) (2019). The Evolving Curriculum in Interpreter and Translator Education: Stakeholder perspectives and voices. John Benjamins. Pages: 423. 10.1075/ata.xix
  • Sawyer, D. B., Austermuehl, F., & Enriquez Raido, V. (2019). The evolving curriculum in interpreter and translator education: A bibliometric analysis. In D. Sawyer, F. Austermuehl, V. Enriquez (Eds.) The Evolving Curriculum in Interpreter and Translator Education: Stakeholder perspectives and voices (pp. 1-22). John Benjamins. 10.1075/ata.xix.01saw
  • Enriquez Raido, V. (2019). Translation and the internationalization of higher education in the anglophone West: The case of New Zealand compared to the United Kingdom. In D. Sawyer, F. Asutermuehl, V. Enriquez (Eds.) The Evolving Curriculum in Interpreter and Translator Education: Stakeholder perspectives and voices (pp. 25-52). John Benjamins. 10.1075/ata.xix.02enr
  • Enriquez Raido, V. (2018). Teacher motivation and emotions vis-à-vis students’ positive perceptions of effective teaching and learning: A self-case study of longitudinal data in reflective translation pedagogy. Translation, Cognition & Behavior, 1 (2), 361-390. 10.1075/tcb.00016.enr
  • Enriquez Raido, V. (2018). Translation and interpreting as mediated communication in a mobile and multilingual world. Paper presented at Sociolinguistics Symposium Twenty Two, Crossing Borders: South, North, East, West, Auckland, New Zealand. 27 June - 30 June 2018. Related URL.
  • Enriquez Raido, V., & González Davies M (Eds.) (2018). Situated learning in translator and interpreter training: Bridging research and good practice. London: Routledge. Pages: 160.
  • Enriquez Raido, V. (2017). Analyzing the impact of multitasking during online translation. Paper presented at XXI Congress - International Federation of Translators, Brisbane, Australia. 3 August - 5 August 2017. Related URL.


Contact details

Office hours

Semester 1, 2016: Tuesday, 10:00 - 11 am by appointment

Primary office location

CLL - Bldg 207
Level 4, Room 416
New Zealand

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