Born in 1970, studied Romance Philology at Ghent University (1987-1991) and was granted a PhD in Linguistics at the same University in 2002. Worked at the College of Europe as a French lecturer from 1992 until 1995, as a researcher at Ghent University from 1995 until 2007, as a visiting professor at the Université Catholique de Louvain-la-Neuve from 2004 until 2009 and as a postdoctoral researcher at Hogeschool from 2007 until 2010. Trained as a conference interpreter in 2010 and was appointed as an assistant professor of interpreting and translation the same year. Has been head of interpreter training both at the masters' and at the postgraduate levels since 2010, both at Hogeschool Gent and University Ghent (since 2013, when the department was moved from the Hogeschool to the University in the framework of an institutional reform). Is a member of the Department Board, the Faculty Board, the Research Commission of the alpha-Faculties, the Doctoral School Board and of the CIUTI Board.