I am consultant forensic linguist and Director of QEDforensics (QED Limited).
I hold a PhD in Forensic Linguistics from Aston University (UK), and I am a Visiting Research Fellow with the Aston Institute for Forensic Linguistics.
I am President of the International Association for Forensic and Legal Linguistics (IAFLL), a member of the Germanic Society for Forensic Linguistics (GSFL), and a certified fraud examiner with the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE).
I also hold a Cardiff Univeristy Bond Solon Expert Witness Certificate (CUBS).
Education, Affiliations & Teaching
Visiting Research Fellow - AIFL
Centre for Forensic Text Analysis, Aston Institute for Forensic Linguistics, Birmingham, UK.
2017 - 2021
Universität zu Köln, Germany
Co-course director - Short Course in Forensic Linguistics
University of Santo Tomas, Philippines
Co-course director - International Summer School n Forensic Linguistic Analysis
PhD Forensic Linguistics
Centre for Forensic Linguistics, Aston University, Birmingham, UK.
Selected Papers & Presentation
Addressee or Referee? Language and setting the scene for manipulation and persuasion. Influence, Manipulation & Seduction: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Persuasive Language, University of Basel, Switzerland (Nov. 2020).
Is Deception a (Forensic) Linguistic Problem? Updates in deception analysis. Plenary speaker at Germanic Society for Forensic Linguistics 2019 Roundtable in Forensic Linguistics, University of Graz, Austria (Sept. 2019).
To whom this may concern: audience profiling in forensic (con)texts. 14th IAFL Biennial Conference, RMIT, Melbourne, Australia (July 2019).
Linguistically Profiling the Trump Russian Dossier. Germanic Society for Forensic Linguistics 2017 Roundtable in Forensic Linguistics, University of Copenhagen, Denmark (Sept. 2017).
Arriving at the Lie: is deception detection a linguistics problem? Plenary speaker at IAFL 2nd Asian Regional Conference, Manila, Philippines (July 2016)
The Lying Dance: the flexible truth of deception cues. Germanic Society for Forensic Linguistics 2015 Roundtable in Forensic Linguistics, Mainz, Germany (Sept. 2015)
Cues and the Company They Keep: deception in written witness statements. IAFL 12th Biennial Conference in Forensic Linguistics, Guangzhou, China (July 2015)