Dr Ghada Khattab

Dr Ghada Khattab is a Lecturer in phonetics at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and as a native speaker of Arabic undertakes casework involving recordings in Arabic and Arabic accented English. She holds qualifications from the American University of Beirut and the University of Leeds, and has published widely on English-Arabic bilingualism.

Case Experience

Dr Khattab has consulted in forensic speech analysis since 2011.


1991-1994 – BA English Language, English Department, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
1994-1995 – Teaching Diploma in TEFL, Education Department, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
1997-1998 – MA Linguistics and ELT: Distinction, University of Leeds
1998-2002 – PhD Linguistics, University of Leeds

Positions and memberships

2002-present – Lecturer in phonetics, University of Newcastle

Member of the British Association of Academic Phoneticians


Dr Khattab has published widely in the field of phonetics and phonology, specialising in Arabic-English bilingualism as well as child language acquisition.  Some selected publications are listed in her CV:

Curriculum Vitae

CV – Dr Khattab