I am a Senior Lecturer in Forensic Speech Science in the Department of Language and Linguistic Science at the University of York. I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. My research interests lie in:

  • forensic speech science, and specifically forensic voice comparison
  • forensic statistics and the evaluation of evidence
  • automatic speaker recognition
  • sociolinguistics/ sociophonetics
  • articulatory and acoustic phonetics

Please contact me if you are interesting in pursuing a PhD in any of these topics.


I hold a number of roles at York:

  • Chair of Data Science and Statistics committee
  • Department Teaching Committee (member)
  • Department Research Committee (member)
  • N8 CIR Digital Humanities Theme Lead


2005 – 2009: BA in German and Linguistics (with a year abroad) – University of York

2010 – 2011: MSc in Forensic Speech Science (with distinction) – University of York

2011 – 2014: PhD in Linguistics – University of York

2016 – 2018: Postgraduate Certificate of Academic Practice (PGCAP) – University of York


ENFSI Forensic Speech and Audio Working Group (Associate Member)

International Speech Communication Association (ISCA)

International Association of Forensic Phonetics and Acoustics (IAFPA)

British Association of Academic Phoneticians (BAAP)

Acoustical Society of America (ASA)

Bayes and the Law Network

The Philological Society

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