Dr Jessica Wormald (BA MSc PhD) is a forensic consultant at J P French Associates where she has worked on over two hundred and fifty cases. She has carried out research into the effects of language contact on the varieties of English spoken in Leicester and Bradford using forensic analysis methods, and more innovative ultrasound and automatic approaches. She is a member of the International Association for Forensic Phonetics and Acoustics (IAFPA) and the British Association of Academic Phoneticians (BAAP).
2009 – BA (First class) English Language and Linguistic Science, University of York
2010 – MSc Forensic Speech Science, University of York
2016 – PhD in Linguistics, Department of Language and Linguistic Science, University of York
Positions and Offices
Member of the International Association for Forensic Phonetics and Acoustics
Member of the British Association of Academic Phoneticians
Hughes, V. & Wormald, J. (2020) Sharing innovative methods, data and knowledge across sociophonetics and forensic speech science. Linguistics Vanguard: Special Issue on Innovative Methods in Sociophonetics 5(4), DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/lingvan-2018-0062
Brown, G. & Wormald, J. (2017) Automatic Sociophonetics: exploring corpora with a forensic accent recognition system. JASA: Special Issue on Advancing Methods for Analyzing Dialect Variation, 142 (1), p.422-433, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1121/1.4991330
Kirkham, S. & Wormald, J. (2015) Acoustic and Articulatory Variation in British Asian English Liquids. Proceedings of ICPhS XVIII. Glasgow
Wormald, J. (2015) Dynamic Variation in ‘Panjabi-English’: Analysis of F1 and F2 trajectories for face /eɪ/ and goat /əʊ/. Proceedings of ICPhS XVIII. Glasgow
Wormald, J. (2014) Bradford Panjabi-English: the Realisation of face and goat. YPL Special Issue: Proceedings of the first Postgraduate and Academic Researchers in Linguistics at York (PARLAY 2013) conference. Issue 1, p.118-138
Dr Wormald has presented across the UK and internationally about her research. Please refer to her CV for further details.