Josélia Neves has a PhD in Translation Studies, with a dissertation on Subtitling for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing  and carried out a post-doc, at the Imperial College of London, on inclusive communication in museums. She is now Associate Dean for Social Engagement and Accessibility and Professor at the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Hamad bin Khalifa Univeristy, in Qatar, a position she has taken on after her being coordinating professor at the Instituto Politécnico de Leiria (IPLeiria),in Portugal.

She has carried out a number of action research projects within the field of sensory accessibility for television, cinema, DVD, eLearning/Web environments and cultural venues (eg. museums, theatre, dance, musical concerts) and is often called as an expert advisor to national bodies working within the field of inclusion. She has published numerous articles and edited books and journals on audiovisual translation and accessibility.