Sonja Pöllabauer (ORCID, u:cris) holds a position as Professor for Interpreting Studies with a focus on Community Interpreting at the Centre of Translation Studies at the University of Vienna (u:find). Before taking up her current post, she worked as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Graz.  She has been involved in research projects on medical and social service interpreting, and interpreter-mediated communication in an asylum context, and has been involved in public service interpreter training courses. She has also served as Consultant for interpreting for UNHCR and External Expert for the European Asylum Support Office (EASO). Her research interests include interpreter-mediated communication in asylum determination interviews, healthcare interpreting, interpreter education, interpreting ethics, field research in public service interpreting. She currently also serves as Vice-Director of Studies at the Department of Translation Studies.