Ms Jane Ping Francis joined the Department in September 1998.
She studied Law in Shanghai and at the University of London. She worked as a division chief for international judicial assistance at the Ministry of Justice, Beijing, and in Britain she has worked as a free-lance teacher, interpreter and translator since 1995.
She has contributed on a regular basis to professional legal journals in China and was the editor-in-chief of A Chinese-English Law Dictionary. She also works for the United Nations in Vienna, Nairobi, Geneva and Rome, and the European Commission and European Court of Justice, as a freelance conference interpreter.
She is a fully-qualified Member of the Chartered Institute of Linguists and AIIC (International Association of Conference Interpreters).
She directs and teaches on the Chinese stream of the MA in Interpreting and Translating.