I am currently Professor and Head of the Department of Linguistics at Macquarie University. I teach audiovisual translation and media accessibility at Master's level and supervise students in the fields of audiovisual translation as well as cognitive translation studies, with a particular interest in studies that investigate the reception of multimodal texts using eye tracking. My research uses eye tracking experiments combined with psychometric instruments and performance measures to investigate the processing of language in multimodal contexts. I am particularly interested in the processing of text (reading) when it has to compete for cognitive resources with auditory and visual information (such as reading subtitles in film). My current work looks at the impact of such redundant sources of information on the reading of subtitles at different presentation rates and in the presence of different languages.

INTERESTS: Eye tracking, Cognitive translation studies, Audiovisual translation (AVT), Translation, Cognitive load Subtitling, Audio Description, Reading


Kruger, J., 2019, The Routledge handbook of audiovisual translation. Pérez-González, L. (ed.). London: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, p. 350-366 17 p. (Routledge Handbooks in Translation and Interpreting Studies).

Castro-Meneses, L., Kruger, J-L. & Doherty, S., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Educational Technology Research and Development.

Doherty, S. & Kruger, J., 2018, Translation quality assessment: from principles to practice. Moorkens, J., Castilho, S., Gaspari, F. & Doherty, S. (eds.). Cham: Springer, Springer Nature, p. 179-197 19 p. (Machine translation: technologies and applications; vol. 1).

Orero, P., Doherty, S., Kruger, J-L., Matamala, A., Pedersen, J., Perego, E., Romero-Fresco, P., Rovira-Esteva, S., Soler-Vilageliu, O. & Szarkowska, A., Jul 2018, In : Journal of specialised translation. 30, p. 105-126 22 p.


CHC: Developing a clear communication index for health information - Kruger, J., Reichle, E., Peters, P., Stanford, R., Irish, J. & Yu, L.

Mobile Eyetracking Laboratory- Halbert, C., Kruger, J., Boisvert, I., Pachman, M., Kruger, H., Blythe, J., Benders, A., Fang, J., Badcock, N., Brooks, K., Caruana, N. & Mitchison, D.

Contact Information

TEL: +61 2 9850 1467 (Sydney, Austrailia)

ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4817-5390