Patrick Zabalbeascoa is a Principal Lecturer in Translation Studies at Pompeu Fabra University. He lectures in translation theory and audiovisual translation, English Spanish and Catalan. He has numerous publications in translation theory, an area where he has developed a model of priorities and restrictions, and proposed alternative approaches to traditional translation techniques, or shifts. Some of his most recent thinking and publications have to do with ‘mapping’ translation solutions through a system of binary branching, and ‘mapping’ audiovisual text components on coordinates defined by an audio/visual axis, and a verbal / non-verbal axis. He has worked on several EU-funded projects and Networks. He co-directs Postgraduate Diploma (UPF-BSM) in Audiovisual Translation. He co-directs a Masters Degree (UPF-BSM) in Audiovisual and Literary Translation.