University of Salford Manchester

Maria Jesus (Chus) Fernandez Prieto

Senior Lecturer in Spanish

Office Times

Mondays 10.00am-11.00pm

Wednesdays 11.00am-12.00pm


Native speaker of Spanish from Galicia in Spain. University studies at the University of Santiago de Compostela.

Professional experience as freelance translator and as lexicographer (HarperCollins and Oxford bilingual dictionaries) Senior Lecturer in Spanish and Interim Director of Languages within the School of Humanities, Languages and Social Sciences.


Spanish Language modules L4, L5, L6 (grammar, language & culture and translation classes)

Specialist Translation modules

MA Specialised Translation

MA Terminology and Translation Project management

Supervision of translation projects at UG and PG level.

Supervision of dissertations at UG and PG level.

Research Interests

Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language, Terminology, Translation and Translator Training.

Multidisciplinary research collaboration in the area of healthcare informatics, marketing and the Semantic Web .

Qualifications and Memberships

Member of Research Centre: Centre for Translation, Interpreting & Intercultural Studies

Diploma in Public Service Interpreting.

Fellow of Higher Education Academy


Prieto, M J F & Arguello, M & Des, J & Perez, R & Lekkas, S 2011, An Ontology-Based Approach to Natural Language Generation from Coded Data in Electronic Health Records, in: 'Proceedings of the 5th European Symposium on Computer Modeling and Simulation', IEEE Computational Intelligence Society, 10662 Los Vaqueros Circle P.O. Box 3014 Los Alamitos, CA 90720-1264 , USA, pp.366-371.

Prieto, M J F & Arguello, M 2011, Incorporating Semantics into Data Driven Workflows for Content Based Analysis, in: Brame, M & Petridis, M & Hopgood, A (eds.), 'Research and Development in Intelligent Systems XXVII. Incorporating Applications and Innovations in Intelligent Systems XVIII.' Springer-Verlag , London, UK, pp.453-466.

Prieto, M J F & Arguello, M 2011, Following the BBC Backstage on Twitter and What are People Saying? (Conference paper), Click-on-Knowledge Conference, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

Chus Fernandez and Francisca Sempere (2010), Shifting from translation competence to translator competence, can constructivism help?, pp. 131-147, Teaching and testing Interpreting and Translating, V. Pellatt, K. Griffiths and S. Wu (Eds.), ISFLL Vol.2, Peter Lang: Bern, Switzerland. ISBN: 978-3-03911-892-2