Burcu Onder

Burcu Onder is an expert on spoken Turkish.  She holds degrees from Hacettepe University in Ankara and from the University of York, the latter being an MSc in Forensic Speech Science.  Her casework involves transcription, speaker comparison and disputed utterance analysis where the recordings are in Turkish.  Formerly a forensic linguist and a speech analyst within the Turkish Ministry of Justice, she is a registered forensic expert in the Justice Commission of Ankara.

Case Experience

Burcu Onder has worked as a consultant on a number of cases with J P French Associates since 2005.  She has also provided forensic reports for lawyers, public prosecutors and the High Criminal courts in Turkey.


BA English Linguistics, Hacettepe University, Ankara
TEFL diploma, Hacettepe University, Ankara
MSc in Forensic Speech Science, University of York, UK

Positions and memberships

Forensic linguist and speech analyst, Council of Forensic Medicine, Ministry of Justice, Turkey
Registered forensic expert, Justice Commission of Ankara, Turkey

Publications and presentations

Burcu Onder has presented and run workshops in the forensic speech analysis in Turkey and across the world.  A selection of these are presented in her CV.

Curriculum Vitae

CV – B Onder