Dr Shahela Hamid holds degrees from the Universities of Dhaka, Reading and York, including a PhD on language maintenance and shift among a Sylheti community in the UK. She is a native speaker of Bangla and Urdu and has high level proficiency in Sylheti and other Bangla dialects.
Dr Hamid has worked as a consultant forensic linguist with J P French Associates since 2010, undertaking transcription of recordings in Bengali and Sylheti and assisting with speaker comparison cases.
1989 – BA, University of Dhaka
1990-1992 – MA English Language (ELT & Linguistics), University of Dhaka
1997-1998 – MA Applied Linguistics, University of Reading
2007 – PhD Linguistics, University of York
Positions and Memberships
Dr Hamid has also worked in a number of roles teaching English and Linguistics in the UK and abroad.