About Me

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I’m an Adjunct Professor in Linguistics and a Forensic Consultant specializing in the forensic analysis of recorded speech.

I have over 15 years of experience in linguistics and the analysis of voices for a variety of purposes. I am able to provide services that include comparing voices to establish speaker identity and transcribing poor-quality audio recordings.

I hold a PhD in Linguistics and an MS in Forensic Speech Science from the University of York in the UK, and a BA in Linguistics from the University of California San Diego.

Since 2021, I have served as a Full Member of OSAC’s (Organization of Scientific Area Committees for Forensic Science) Speaker Recognition Subcommittee which is a part of the USA’s National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST). We are currently in the process of developing documentation, literature, and standards for the field of Forensic Speaker Recognition. And since 2013, I have served on the Research Committee for the International Association of Forensic Phonetics and Acoustics.

I have published widely in the area of forensic speech science and linguistics, I have presented my research internationally, and my research has been cited in court cases world-wide, including: the USA, United Kingdom, and Australia.