Personal profile


Lourdes is Head of Media, Culture and Language and former Director of the Centre for Language Studies. She was responsible for the introduction of Spanish at Roehampton and for the development of the Institute-wide Languages for All programme. She launched the Work Based Learning module in Modern Languages (Spanish), a final-year accredited module in which students apply their language skills by working in voluntary organisations or educational institutions. Click here for a video of this module.


Principal Fellowship HEA, 2016

MA Degree in Applied Linguistics; University of Surrey, 1996

Diploma in Translation (Postgraduate), Institute of Linguists, 1992

PG Certificate in Education, University of Greenwich, 1990

BA Degree in Languages, Economics and Politics, Kingston University, 1989

Research interests

Lourdes has an interest in the field of Lexicography, Contemporary Spain and Translation. She has edited a number of specialised bilingual dictionaries (English-Spanish) and was Editor of the Translating Today magazine aimed at professional translators. She is currently Chair of the Editorial Board of The Linguist  and member of JoSTrans (Journal of Specialist Translation) Editorial Board.  
She belongs to a number of Professional and Academic Associations, such as the Institute of Linguists and The Anglo Catalan Society. She was Chair of the Association for Contemporary Iberian Studies and editor of the Open Forum section of the International Journal for Iberian Studies (Intellect). She was also co-founder and member of the Executive Board of of ELE-UK, the Association for the Teaching of Spanish in Higher and Adult Education. Besides Translation, she has taught courses in Contemporary Spain, the Spanish Economic System, Spanish Business and Marketing.


Professional affiliations

Association for Contemporary Iberian Studies (ACIS) - Chair 2009-2015

ele-uk Association for the Teaching of Spanish in Higher and Adult Education - Treasurer 2014-2016

Institute of Linguists (IoL), since 1993

Anglo Catalan Society (ACS) - since 1985

Women in Hispanic Studies (WISPS)

Asociación para la enseñanza del español como lengua extranjera (ASELE)

Association of History and Civilization of Vine and Wine (AHCVW)

Consultancy work

General Editor of 'Translating Today', professional magazine published by Modern Languages Publishing, 2004

Chief Editor of Spanish bilingual dictionaries for Peter Collin Publishing 1990-2002.

Spanish Editor for Bloomsbury Reference Bilingual Dictionaries since 2002-2004.


Applied Languages, Translation and Contemporary Spain