NTIF SPEAKER 2019

Sarah Hickey

Sarah Hickey

Nimdzi Insights

Curious by nature and a linguist at heart, Sarah has explored various areas of the language services industry. She began her career as a radio journalist in Germany. Following a move to Ireland in 2011, she transitioned into translation and interpreting.

During her B.A. in German and English she took first steps in conducting research in the area of linguistics. She expanded on this newly found passion with her thesis project for her M.A. in Conference Interpreting, which investigated the ‘feminisation’ of conference interpreting, through the lens of female conference interpreters.

Other university research to date has focussed on linguistics, child language development, and intercultural communication.

Sarah now works at Nimdzi Insights, where she is the lead interpreting researcher and consultant for the interpreting market. In this capacity, her research to date has focused on Virtual Interpreting Technology (VIT), sign language interpreting, vicarious trauma in interpreters, and analyzing the global interpreting market.

Sarah also works as a freelance conference interpreter and translator.