Qualified Interpreter RSLI, TCQA, ALSI Directo
Training and Assessment Team
First inspired to learn sign language to communicate with her daughter; Gail went on to qualify as a sign language interpreter after studying the Postgraduate Diploma in British Sign Language/English Interpreting at the University of Central Lancashire. Gail is registered with the NRCPD and as native of Lancashire, she prefers to work in North West England. Working mainly in Healthcare, Mental Health, Social Services, Community, Training Courses and Higher Education settings. Gail follows a practiceprofession approach to my interpreting work.
Gail says she receives regular supervision and appreciates the many benefits it brings. She feels that it has been fundamental in developing her abilities to reflect on her interpreting practice and undertake appropriate development opportunities to hone her skills. Motivated by her own experience of supervision; she has completed a Certificate in Clinical Supervision that is approved by the BPS (British Psychological Society), the only UK psychology and psychotherapy body established by Royal Charter and one of the primary national leads in determining national recommendation on clinical supervision across a range of groups.
Gail is a isted NRCPD Supervisor of Trainee Interpreters and holds a certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement. Gail is extremely familiar with the National Occupational Standards for Interpreting and is a member of the steering group for the current review of the National Occupational Standards for Interpreting. Apart form this Gailis also the ASLI Director and chair of the Board Gail is responsible for organising and Chairing the ASLI Annual General Meetings. and organised the 2014 ASLI Conference and a one-day training course on interpreting for personal independence payments in 2017.
Gail regularly co-presents a workshop with Dr Terry Riley on working with interpreters and how the Deaf community can support interpreters and the interpreting sector.
To maintain her work-life balance, she likes to ensure she remains creative, curious and eclectic by sharing my love of art, music and good food with my family and friends.