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My main research interests lie in forensic speech science, sociophonetics, acoustic phonetics, Bayesian statistics and the evaluation of voice evidence. My work in sampling variability in forensic voice comparison contributes to the on-going discussion of validity and reliability in the forensic evidence comparison. I argue that forensic experts should focus on measuring and minimising uncertainty, not maximising discriminability. I also maintain active research interest in articulatory phonetics and disordered speech. I use Electromagnetic articulography (EMA) and ultrasound tongue imaging (UTI) investigating the interpretability of acoustic signals from an articulatory perspective.

Education/Academic qualification

Bachelor of Arts, Shanghai Maritime University

Bachelor of Arts in Communication and English Studies, University of Portsmouth

Master of Science in Forensic Speech Science, University of York

Doctor of Philosophy in Linguistics, University of York


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