Ella van Hest is a doctoral researcher at the Department of Translation, Interpreting and Communication, where she is a member of the MULTIPLES research group. She is also affiliated to the interdisciplinary Centre for the Social Study of Migration and Refugees (CESSMIR). Her research interests include language-in-society, language-in-healthcare, multilingual communication, (non-professional) interpreting, and language policy. In her PhD project she looks at multilingualism and language barriers in sexual and reproductive healthcare by doing a linguistic ethnography of an abortion clinic. Previous research focused on the effects of Flemish language and integration policy on adult newcomers.
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