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Mr. Haaris Sheikh

ADJUNCT ASSISTANT PROFESSOR (Centre for Deaf Studies)

 

ADJUNCT ASSISTANT PROFESSOR (Sch. Office - Linguistic Speech & Comm.)


Haaris Sheikh is Chief Executive of Interesource Group (Ireland) Limited; Adjunct Assistant Professor in Deaf Studies, Trinity College Dublin, and Director of Deaf Community Centre Limerick. He is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), and Member of the Institute of Management Consultants and Advisers (IMCA). He serves as a Board Member of the Citizens Information Centre Limerick. He has directed and chaired 17 European Commission projects in over 16 countries to date. Currently, he is Chairman of the DESIGNS project (2016-2019). Haaris is a specialist in human resource management, business strategy, and policy and is retained as an advisor and consultant to several private and public sector organisations where his core function focuses on executive management and HR policy formulation. He has delivered talks and lectures on a wide range of HR-related themes. He has been working extensively with Deaf studies projects for the past decade and has been the architect of multimedia/digital teaching materials for the Centre for Deaf Studies at Trinity College Dublin. He has authored/co-authored numerous reports and journal articles, and has presented papers internationally on a range of topics. He has also directed 10 research documentaries.
  Access for the Deaf Community   Deaf Community and Culture   Deaf Studies   Irish Sign Language Interpreting   Multimedia in Deaf Studies   Sign Language Interpreting Training
 DESIGNS - Deaf Community Employment
 JUSTISIGNS - Access to Justice for the Deaf Community
 MEDISIGNS - Deaf community Access to Healthcare
 SIGNALL 3 - Working in the Deaf Community
 SIGNALL 2 - International Perspectives on Deafness

Language Skill Reading Skill Writing Skill Speaking
English Fluent Fluent Fluent
Irish Sign Language Medium Medium Medium
Spanish Medium Medium Fluent
Urdu Basic Basic Fluent
Details Date From Date To
Chartered Fellow, Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (FCIPD) 1996
Member, Institute of Management Consultants and Advisers (IMCA) 2010
Member, European Forum of Sign Language Interpreters 2017
Lorraine Leeson, Haaris Sheikh, Myriam Vermeerbergen, Jemina Napier, Robert Skinner, Teresa Lynch, Tobias Haug, Heidi Salaets, Graham H. Turner, Future proofing access to justice for deaf sign language users in the European Union: Language and Policy Issues, International Congress of Linguists 20, Cape Town, South Africa, 2-6 July 2018, 2018, Oral Presentation, ACCEPTED
Jemina Napier, Haaris Sheikh, Audrey Cameron, Lorraine Leeson, John Bosco Conama, Christian Rathmann, and Christian Peters, DESIGNS: Perspectives on Deaf people's access to employment through interpreters, European Forum of Sign Language Interpreters Conference, Dubrovnik, Croatia, September 2018, 2018, Oral Presentation, PRESENTED  URL
Haaris Sheikh, John Bosco Conama and Lorraine Leeson, 'A Guide to Kilkenny Castle', Dublin: IGI Media, Office of Public Works (OPW), 2018, -, Translation, PUBLISHED  URL
Research with Deaf Sign Language Users: Action Research in Bilingual-Bimodal Legal Contexts in, Jim McKinley and Heath Rose , Doing Research in Applied Linguistics: Realities, Dilemmas and Solutions, London, Routledge, 2017, pp134 - 146, [Lorraine Leeson, Jemina Napier,, Robert Skinner, Teresa Lynch, Lucia Venturi and Haaris Sheikh], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED  URL
Sheikh, Haaris, Robert Skinner and Lorraine Leeson, You Have the Right to Remain Signing. A Guide to Communicating in Interpreter-Mediated Police Settings, Dublin , Interesource Group Publishing, 2016, Book, PUBLISHED  URL
Leeson, Lorraine, Lucia Venturi, Teresa Lynch and Haaris Sheikh, Access to Justice for Deaf People in the EU, 5th Community Interpreting Conference, GEMS, University of Limerick, 20 May 2016, 2016, Conference Paper, PRESENTED  TARA - Full Text  URL
Leeson, Lorraine, Haaris Sheikh, Asim Sheikh, Lucia Venturi and Teresa Lynch, Stakeholders in Shaping Better Policy and Practice: An Irish Case Study, Critical Link 8, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland, 29 June - 1 July 201, 2016, Conference Paper, PRESENTED  URL
Napier, Jemina, Skinner, Robert, Turner, G.H., Leeson, Lorraine, Haug, T., Salutes, H., Vermeerbergen, M. and Sheikh, H., Justisigns: Future proofing access to justice for deaf sign language users, Critical Link 8, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland, 29 June - 1 July 201, 2016, Conference Paper, PRESENTED  URL
Sheikh, H. and Jones, A., '1916 Proclamation in Irish Sign Language', 1916 Commemorations, Dublin Castle, IGI MEDIA, 2016, -, Visual art production, PUBLISHED  URL
The Superhighway or the Slow Lane: Evaluating Challenges in Creating New Learning Spaces for Interpreters in, editor(s)Suzanne Ehlrich and Jemina Napier , Digital Education in Interpreter Education: Innovation, Access and Change, Washington DC, Gallaudet University Press, 2015, pp153-206 , [Lorraine Leeson, Haaris Sheikh and Myriam Vermeerbergen], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED  URL
  

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Lorraine Leeson, Haaris Sheikh and Council for Irish Sign Language Interpreters, Interpreting in Workplace Settings, 22 April 2018, In:Interpreting in Workplace Settings, 2018, Centre for Deaf Studies, Trinity College Dublin, Meetings /Conferences Organised, PRESENTED
John Bosco Conama, Haaris Sheikh, Lorraine Leeson, The DESIGNS Project: Deaf Employment in Europe, 8th Community Interpreting Conference, TCD ARTS BUILDING , 8 June 2017, 2017, Conference Paper, PRESENTED
Lorraine Leeson, Christian Rathmann and Haaris Sheikh, efsli Summer School 2017: Interpreting in Employment Settings , efsli Summer School 2017: Interpreting in Employment Settings , Belgrade, Serbia, 26-28 May 2017, 2017, European Forum of Sign Language Interpreters, Notes: [See: http://efsli.org/efsli-school-serbia-2017/], Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Haaris Sheikh and Lorraine Leeson, Access to Justice for Deaf People, Access to Justice for Deaf People, Belgrade, Serbia, 26 May 2017, 2017, European Forum of Sign Language Interpreters/ Irish Hon. Consul to Serbia, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Sheikh, H, R. Skinner and L. Leeson, You Have the Right to Remain Signing. A Guide for An Garda Síochána: Communicating in Interpreter-Mediated Settings, 1, Dublin, IGI Publishing, 2016, 52pp, Book, PUBLISHED
Sheikh, H., R. Skinner and L. Leeson, You Have the Right to Remain Signing: A guide for An Garda Síochána when interacting with the Deaf community, Dublin, IGI PUBLISHING, 2016, 52pp, Book, PUBLISHED
Sheikh, H, And that has made all the difference, Léargas Forum, Dublin Castle, 13 Dec, 2016, Léargas, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Sheikh, H., Access to Justice for Deaf People in the EU: Policy and Practice implications, Access to Justice for Deaf People in the EU: Policy and Practice implications, EU Parliament, Brussels, 27 April 2016, 2016, Oral Presentation, PUBLISHED
Leeson, L., H. Sheikh, L. Venturi and D. Coventry Howlett, Working with interpreters, District Headquarter Garda Station, Limerick, 12 Feb 2016, 2016, Oral Presentation, PUBLISHED
Leeson. L., H. Sheikh and A. Sheikh, Across the Atlantic: Access to Healthcare and Justice for the Deaf Community, Swarthmore College, PA, USA, 16 APR 2014, 2014, Oral Presentation, PUBLISHED

  

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Award Date
European Language Label Award for JUSTISIGNS Project SEPT 2017
European Language Label Award for MEDISIGNS Project 2013
European Language Label Award for SIGNALL Project 2008
European Language Label Award for EUROSIGNS 2 Project 2007
Research Seed Funding Award, Awarded by the Office of the Dean, Research, University of Limerick for a study on Language Strategies of Exporting Companies in Ireland 1998
University of Limerick Foundation Seed Fund. Awarded by the University of Limerick Foundation for a study on Recruitment Practices of Greenfield Site Companies in Ireland 1997
Research Seed Funding Award, Awarded by the Office of the Dean, Research, University of Limerick for a study on Recruitment Practices in Ireland 1996
Irish American Partnership Scholarship 1996
Research interests include: - Triadic relationships in healthcare settings in the context of sign language interpretation - Triadic relationships in police settings in the context of sign language interpretation - Equality in employment settings with respect to sign language users as applicants and employees - The role of ICT and multimedia in the field of Deaf studies - Equality, Rights and Deaf sign language users