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Survey: Community Trust and Multilingual Communication Policies in Melbourne during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Rachel Macreadie | PhD Candidate University of Melbourne

Translators and interpreters are invited to participate in a research study being conducted at the University of Melbourne by PhD Candidate Rachel Macreadie supervised by Professor Anthony Pym and Professor Reine Meylaerts.

About the study
This study aims to improve how translations are provided for culturally and linguistically diverse communities in Melbourne. It is part of a joint doctorate at the University of Melbourne and KU Leuven in Belgium.

Participants will be asked to complete a questionnaire about public communication as well as translation policy and practice in Melbourne. The questionnaire will take about 15-20 minutes. No background knowledge is needed. The data will be analysed and written up in a doctoral thesis, academic publications and conference presentations. There will also be a project website with general information about the project.

What are the possible benefits?
You are encouraged to talk about your experience and concerns. This may be an opportunity for you to talk about issues you have, to flag the support your community needs, or to propose suggestions for improving communications for culturally diverse communities. The information gained from this study will help policymakers and practitioners better understand the communication needs of culturally and linguistically diverse groups.

You can also go into the draw to win a $50 Coles Myer gift card.

Where can I get further information?
If you would like more information about the project, please contact the researchers: PhD candidate Rachel Macreadie (Allahyari) (rsjm@student.unimelb.edu.au) or project supervisors Professor Anthony Pym (anthony.pym@unimelb.edu.au) or Professor Reine Meylaerts (reine.meylaerts@kuleuven.be), and we will do our best to answer your query.

Who can I contact if I have any concerns about the project?
This project has human research ethics approval from the University of Melbourne, Australia [23051] and the Social and Societal Ethics Committee of KU Leuven, Belgium [G-2021-4280].

If you have any concerns or complaints about the conduct of this research project, which you do not wish to discuss with the research team, you should contact:
The Research Integrity Administrator, Office of Research Ethics and Integrity, University of Melbourne, VIC 3010.
Tel: +61 8344 1814 or Email: research-integrity@unimelb.edu.au.

All complaints will be treated confidentially. In any correspondence, please provide the name of the research team and/or the name or ethics ID number of the research project.


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