Presenter - Ineke Crezee

Professor Ineke Crezee

Professor of Translation and Interpreting
Auckland University of Technology
Auckland, New Zealand


Professor Ineke Crezee is New Zealand’s first Professor of Translation and Interpreting, and has been involved in teaching translation and interpreting since 1991. She has worked as both a health and legal interpreter and translator in both the Netherlands and New Zealand. Her book, “Introduction to Healthcare for Interpreters and Translators” was released in 2013, which has been adapted into Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Arabic. A Russian iteration was published in 2021 while the Turkish-language iteration was published in November 2022.

Ineke translated her first novel as a 21-year old student of translation, and has translated a wide range of texts since including novels, textbooks, course manuals, medical and legal documents. She is co-editor of two international interpreting and translation related journals: the International Journal of Interpreter Education (Conference of Interpreter Trainers, USA) and Translation and Interpreting (University of Western Sydney, Australia). Ineke has translated a number of nursing and social work textbooks, including several English to Dutch translations of the Nursing Outcomes Classification, and several books on refugee and resettlement.

Ineke has won multiple awards for her teaching, and was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to interpreter and translator education.

She is also the Auckland University of Technology Fullbright Campus Advisor.



Auckland University of Technology

MA Translation Studies

University of Amsterdam

MA English

VU University Amsterdam,

Registered General and Obstetric Nurse


BA English Language and Literature (cum laude)

VU University Amsterdam

Diploma in Translation Studies (4-year fulltime, Spanish, English, Dutch)

University of Amsterdam


Vice Chancellor's Excellence in Teaching Award

Auckland University of Technology

Faculty Teaching Excellence Award

Auckland University of Technology (Faculty of Applied Humanities)

Best Teacher Faculty of Applied Humanities

Auckland University of Technology Student Movement (AUSM)

Vice Chancellor's Academic Excellence in Teaching Award

Auckland University of Technology

Fulbright New Zealand Scholar Award (Public Health)

Fulbright New Zealand

Faculty of Culture and Society Excellence in Research with Communities Award

Auckland University of Technology

Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit

Governor General of New Zealand