Staff Profile: Sandra Pratt

Photo  Sandra Pratt
Name Sandra Pratt
Title Senior Lecturer
Subject Area Deaf Studies and Interpreting (BSL/English
Faculty Faculty of Social Sciences
School School of Social, Historical and Political Studies
Tel. 01902 32 3326


Mary Seacole Building, Nursery  Street, Wolverhampton WV1 1AD

Areas of expertise

  • Interpreting in Education and Community Settings
  • Registered Qualified Sign Language Interpreter
  • Promoting BSL in the Community via taster courses
  • Training of Sign Language Interpreters
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Masters in Applied Linguistics


Sandra is a Senior Lecturer in the School and has 18 years' experience within the field of interpreting and work with D/deaf people.

Academic qualifications

  • University of Nottingham: Masters in Applied Linguistics - Merit  
  • A1 Assessment: QCF Assessor
  • SLI: NVQ Level 4 Interpreting (BSL/English)
  • University of Wolverhampton: Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
  • University of Wolverhampton: BA (Hons) Interpreting (British Sign Language/ English) - First Class

Research interests

Teaching intercultural communication, culture, training British Sign Language interpreters, teaching British Sign Language.

Teaching interests

  • Consecutive Interpretation
  • Translation Techniques and Strategies
  • Introduction to Interpreting 
  • Deaf Studies Level 6 Independent Study Coordinator
  • Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced British Sign Language


  • Senior Lecturer Deaf Studies and Interpreting (BSL/English)
  • Course Leader Interpreting Course

Areas of interest

Translation, Culture, Interpreting, British Sign Language and English Language

Professional body membership and roles

  • NRCPD Registered Sign Language Interpreter
  • Member of the Association of Sign Language Interpreters
  • FHEA (Fellow of the Higher Education Academy)