Lucía Pintado Gutiérrez holds a European PhD on Translation in Language Education from the University of Valladolid (Spain) where she completed a BA in Translation and Interpreting, and an MPhil in Translation and Intercultural Communication. Having worked at the University of Limerick and the University of Leicester, she is a lecturer in Spanish and Applied Linguistics at Dublin City University since 2013. Her main research interests focus on translation in language teaching and learning, learners’ motivation and agency, and translation and memory studies. Her research activity includes publications in top journals on these topics. She has been co-editor of Teanga, the Journal of the Irish Association for Applied Linguistics (2020-2023) and is president of APTIS, the Association of Programmes in Translation and Interpreting Studies, UK and Ireland (2021-2025).