Ali Hetherington RSLI/MASLI/PGCert Supervision/MA

I qualified as a BSL Interpreter in 1999 and work as a freelance interpreter based in Manchester. I have experience of working in a variety of domains, although I primarily work in the community and in forensic mental health settings.

I am committed to the development of supervision within the sign language interpreting profession and qualified as a supervisor 2009. Following this I  published papers based on my MA research into work related stress within the interpreting profession and the benefits of supervision to support the work of interpreters.

I cofounded 360supervison with Cathy Davey in 2014 to redress the lack of Professional Supervisors within the interpreting profession and we developed a bespoke Diploma in Supervision specifically tailored to the needs, experience, and environments within which sign language interpreters work.

I offer supervision to Sign and Spoken Language Interpreters and allied professionals such as lip speakers, teaching assistants, Support Workers and CSWs.

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