The International Association for Forensic Phonetics and Acoustics (IAFPA) is the professional association for forensic scientists and researchers who analyse voices, speech and audio recordings.

The organisation seeks to foster research and provide a forum for the interchange of ideas and information on practice, development and research in forensic phonetics and acoustics, and to set down and enforce standards of professional conduct and procedure for those involved in forensic phonetic and acoustic casework – members are therefore bound by a Code of Practice.

IAFPA was formally established in York, England, in 1991 with the name The International Association for Forensic Phonetics (IAFP).  Since then, IAFP has grown to over 120 members worldwide, with expertise spanning both forensic phonetics and acoustics (hence the addition of the latter ‘A’ to IAFPA).

IAFPA newsletter

Our latest newsletter is available online at this link.

Please note that the 2022 conference date is 10-13 July 2022; the organisers are currently planning to host this as an in-person conference in Prague.

Become a member

You can find more information about joining IAFPA, as a Student Member or a Full Member, on our membership page.

2021 Virtual Conference

The organisers of the 2021 Conference at Marburg would like to thank all the attendees of the virtual conference. More information is available on the 2021 Conference Website.

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