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 Nicholas R 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.



8 Responses to Home

  1. Daryl Jackson says:

    Wishing you lots of luck and how exciting this is for you.

    I would be interested to know of you findings and happy to help.

    Kind regards


  2. Ali says:

    Interesting tho


  3. Great to see this, Robert! Wishing you every success with your ongoing work.


  4. Kathryn O'Brien says:

    I am an Australian Deaf solicitor so, I look forward to your findings. All the best with your research.


  5. Glen Barham says:

    Good Luck Rob … an extremely interesting subject area that I hope will improve access to the police. Good luck with your research.


  6. Vorya Dastyar says:

    A very interesting PhD study, dear Robert Skinner. Good luck with that


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