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Xi Wang is Lecturer in Translation Studies in the School of Modern Languages at the University of Bristol.  Her primary research areas of interest are audiovisual translation and media accessibility with a focus on audio description, museum accessibility, reception, and access technologies. Xi has worked with the world-leading tourist attraction Titanic Belfast and the Royal National Institute of Blind People to investigate novel access options that employ new technologies to improve accessibility and visitor experience for blind and partially sighted visitors. She currently works on a research direction which looks at translating gardens and green spaces into multisensory and inclusive experiences.

Before joining the University of Bristol early this September 2023, Xi had been working as Lecturer in Translation Studies at the University of Portsmouth from 2022 to 2023. She also worked at Queen’s University Belfast as a Marie-Curie Early Stage Researcher from 2018 to 2021. She completed her PhD at Queen’s in July 2022 and her PhD project was funded by EU Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under the under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement.


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