Dr Christin Kirchhübel

Christin KirchhuebelDr Christin Kirchhübel is a forensic consultant at J P French Associates.  She carries out research into the acoustic and temporal characteristics of deceptive speech and how to detect suspicious behaviour using speech. She is a member of the International Association for Forensic Phonetics and Acoustics (IAFPA) and is the editor for PhD abstracts for the International Journal of Speech Language & the Law.

Case Experience

Christin Kirchhübel has worked on forensic recordings at J P French Associates since 2011 and has been involved in more than three hundred cases, including a range of high-profile and international proceedings.  She works for both prosecution and defence and provides evidence as an expert witness in court in the areas of forensic speaker comparison, transcription and disputed utterance analysis, as well as other miscellaneous cases.


2008 – BA (First class hons) English Language and Linguistics, Lancaster University
2009 – MSc (Distinction) Forensic Speech Science, University of York
2013 – PhD in Electronics (Forensic Speech Science), University of York


2011-present – PhD abstracts editor - International Journal of Speech Language & the Law.
2011-present – J P French Associates, York
2013-present – Associate Lecturer, Department of Language and Linguistic Science, University of York


Member of the International Association for Forensic Phonetics and Acoustics
Member of the British Association of Academic Phoneticians

Publications and presentations

Dr Kirchhübel has published and presented in the field of deceptive speech and vowel formant measurements, a list can be found in her CV:

Curriculum Vitae

Dr Christin Kirchhubel CV