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 part of the interdisciplinary Centre for the Social Study of Migration and Refugees (CESSMIR). Her research interests include language-in-society, language-in-healthcare, (non-professional) interpreting, migration, and language policy. Her PhD project consists of a linguistic ethnographic study of interpreter-mediated interactions on sexual and reproductive health, conducted in an abortion clinic. Previous research focused on the effects of Flemish language and integration policy on adult newcomers.