Sharon O’Brien is Professor of Translation Studies at the School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies. She obtained a PhD in 2006 on the topic of Controlled Language and Post-Editing Effort (Irish Research Council Scholarship). Prior to this, she was awarded an MA by research on Language for Special Purposes, Text Linguistics and Machine Translation (1993 – EU-funded) and a BA (hons) in Applied Languages (Translation, French and German). Between 1995 – 1999 she was a Language Technology Consultant in the Localisation Industry. She has coordinated a H2020 EU-funded RISE project called “INTERACT” – The International Network in Crisis Translation. She has been a funded investigator (Science Foundation Ireland) in the ADAPT research centre for over 10 years, where her focus has been on human factors and translation technology. Her teaching focuses on language technologies, research methods and translation.