Dr David Orrego-Carmona

Lecturer in Translation Studies

Profile photo Dr David Orrego-Carmona

After completing a BA in Translation at the Universidad de Antioquia (Colombia) and working as an in-house translator, I gained an MA (2011) and a PhD (2015) in Translation and Intercultural Studies from the Universitat Rovira i Virgili in Tarragona (Spain). Prior to joining Aston in January 2017, I taught translation at the Universitat Rovira i Virgili and worked as a post-doctoral research fellow at the University of the Free State (South Africa).

My areas of expertise include audiovisual translation and translation technologies. In particular, my research analyses how translation technologies empower users and how the democratization of technology allows these users to become non-professional translators. I explore the production and reception conditions of professional and non-professional subtitles and how non-professional subtitling impacts on professional translation and translator training. Other interests include translation process research and the cognitive exploration of translation production and reception, mainly using eye tracking technologies.

  • PhD in Translation and Intercultural Studies with extraordinary doctorate award Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona (Spain)
  • Masters in Translation and Intercultural Studies Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona (Spain) 
  • BA in English-French-Spanish Translation, Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín (Colombia) 


  • Audiovisual translation
  • Subtitling
  • Translator training
  • Collaborative translation
  • Translation technologies
  • Localization
  • Translation process research
  • Translation theory
  • Reception of translations


  • European Association for Studies in Screen Translation (ESIST)
  • European Society for Translation Studies (EST)
  • Member of the Glossary Committee Association for Translation Studies in Africa


Publications list to follow

Room: NW 905
0121 204 4018
Office hours:
Tuesday 9.00-11.00, Thursday 14.00-16.00