Welcome to Proximity Interpreting, a specialist site containing a range of information and resources relating to signed language interpreting, video-mediated interpreting and interpreting in police settings. The aim of this site is to share, document and consult on a PhD study currently being undertaken by Robert Skinner: “British Sign Language and video-mediated interpreting: Proximity in police settings”. Robert plans to investigate the way video-mediated interpreting services may be utilised to facilitate access to Police Scotland services.
This research is being conducted at Heriot-Watt University, supervised by Prof Jemina Napier (Deputy of School and Head of Languages and Intercultural Studies at Heriot-Watt University) and Prof Nick Fyfe (Director of Scottish Institute of Policing Research at the University of Dundee), in collaboration with Police Scotland and SignVideo. Funding for the PhD has been granted by the Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities (SGSAH).
Any opinion expressed on this site belongs to Robert Skinner.