Xus Ugarte Ballester holds a PhD in Translation and Interpreting. She is a senior lecturer at the Translation, Interpreting and Applied Languages Department at the University of Vic- Central University of Catalonia. She teaches face-to-face and online Catalan and Spanish into English interpreting (Translation, Interpreting and Applied Languages degree, Online Master´s Degree in Specialised Translation) and translation from French.
Her research subjects are: public service interpreting, teaching of interpreting, history of translation in Catalonia and proverb translation. She is a member of the following research groups: TEXLICO (Contemporary Literary Texts) from UVic-UCC and MIRAS (Mediation, Interpreting and Research in the Social Field) from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.
She is a member of COMUNICA Network, a Permanent Observatory on Translation and Interpreting for Public Services.