Professor Peter French

Professor Peter French (BEd, BLing, PhD, FRSA, FIOA) is the UK’s most experienced expert in the field of forensic speech and acoustics and is chairman of J P French Associates. He has worked in the field for over 30 years and, in addition to leading research projects in the field, he has been involved in implementing quality regulation and accreditation for forensic speech science. He is the President and founding member of the International Association for Forensic Phonetics and Acoustics (IAFPA), and editor of the International Journal of Speech, Language and the Law and holds a number of offices in organisations in the discipline.

Prof. French has provided evidence in thousands of cases across the whole range of forensic speech and audio.  His evidence has been for UK Crown Courts and courts across the world, including Australia, Canada, Ireland, Germany, Ghana, Gibraltar, Hong Kong, Mauritius, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Singapore and the United States of America.  He has worked on cases heard by the International War Crimes Tribunal and the Bloody Sunday Inquiry.