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Dr Serenella Massidda

Roehampton University (London, UK)

Email: [email protected]

Dr Serenella Massidda is Senior Lecturer in Audiovisual Translation at Roehampton University and Honorary Research Associate at University College London. She holds a European Doctorate in Audiovisual Translation and an MSc in Scientific and Medical Translation with Translation Technology (Imperial College London). She is the author of Audiovisual Translation in the Digital Age – The Italian Fansubbing Phenomenon published by Palgrave MacMillan in 2015. A professional translator and subtitler, member of Women in Localization UK, and ESIST, she is OOONA Academic Partner and Official Instructor ( and has been running professional courses on Subtitling Technology since 2015 in many academic institutions in the UK, and Europe. Her research and academic consultancy with the localization industry are in the following areas: AVT technology, Localisation workflows, Subtitling Quality Software Development and User Experience, Crowdsourcing translation and Fansubbing practices. Impact studies and research projects developed: Subtitling Certification (Netflix Hermes Test 2016-2017), OOONA Educational Platform (Cloud Subtitling Training 2020-2022) and ¡Sub! Localisation workflows that work project (2021-2022 UNINT-Roehampton) on Subtitling Workflows.

Education/Academic qualification

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy , Higher Education Academy

Award Date: 3 Sept 2018

PhD Translation, European Doctorate in Audiovisual Translation, Università degli Studi di Sassari

Award Date: 12 Feb 2013

MSC in Translation, MSc Scientifi and Medical Translation with Translation Technology, Imperial College London

Award Date: 1 Dec 2009

Master's Degree Languages, MASTER’S DEGREE


Award Date: 18 Feb 1999

External positions

Honorary Research Associate - CenTraS, University College London

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