Project Lead: Pious Mannah

Pious Mannah is a Disaster Risk and Security officer and a youth advocate at YMCA Sierra Leone. He holds a BSc in Banking and Finance, and is currently on his Masters in Development Management. His research interests focus on peace, youth and community development.

Project Initiator: Jonas Knauerhase

Jonas Knauerhase is a mediator and Peace and Conflict Consultant. He holds a BA in International Emergency and Disaster Relief and a MSc in Security, Conflict and International Development. He is working in the Corporate Security Unit of GIZ, Germany. Previously, Jonas worked as a Disaster Risk and Security Advisor in the frame of the German Civil Peace Service in Freetown, Sierra Leone.


Crisis Translation Trainer: Chloe Franklin

Chloe Franklin completed an MSc Specialised Translation (Medical, Scientific and Technical) with a Distinction at CenTraS, University College London, where she also attended the Crisis Translation module. She is a freelance proofreader and translator specialising in medical, scientific, and crisis translation. Currently looking for PhD opportunities.


Crisis Translation Trainer: Shaun Pickering

Independent Researcher, UK

Coordinator: Federico M. Federici

Federico M. Federici is a Professor of Intercultural Crisis Communication, at the Centre for Translation Studies, University College London. His research to date has focused on translators and interpreters as intercultural mediators, on translators working in crises, and on reception of translated text. He coordinated the activities of this project and shared his expertise to inform future research outputs and the project's report.


Advisory Board

Kathryn Batchelor

University College London, UK

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Patrick Cadwell

Dublin City University, Ireland

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→ Christophe Declercq

KU Leuven, Belgium
University College London, UK

→ Jorge Díaz-Cintas

University College London, UK

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Sharon O'Brien

Dublin City University, Ireland