Dr Jessica Wormald

Jessica WormaldDr Jessica Wormald (BA MSc PhD) is a forensic consultant at J P French Associates where she has worked on over 100 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).

Qualifications

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

2014-present – J P French Associates, York
2013-2015 – Postgraduate Teacher, Department of Language and Linguistic Science, University of York

Memberships

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

Publications

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

Presentations

Dr Wormald has presented across the UK and internationally about her research. Please refer to her CV for further details.

Curriculum Vitae

Dr Jessica Wormald CV