Silje Margrete Ohren Strand
Background and activities
I am a PhD candidate in Applied Linguistics at the Department of Language and Literature. I have a cand.philol. degree in Russian from the University of Oslo, where I wrote my thesis on the Russian absurdist author Daniil Kharms. Later, I studied for interpreter in Russian, and I have been working as a language consultant and interpreter/translator for the Interpreting and Translation Service at the Municipality of Trondheim over the last decade.
I am currently working on my PhD thesis on interpreter-mediated consultations at general practitioners, with the working title "Interpreter-mediated consultations in primary care: Doctor – minority patient’s role-relational interactional dynamics in Norwegian healthcare delivery".
This is an interdisciplinary project, and my supervisors are professors Gøril Thomassen, Patrick Kermit and Linn Getz.
Public Service Interpreting
Professional and institutional communication