There are two grades of membership – Full and Student.

Full membership is available to established phoneticians and acousticians with operational and/or academic interests in forensic applications of phonetics or acoustics.

Student Membership is available to students undertaking a course in Higher Education in phonetics, acoustics or in a subject closely related to those disciplines.

Full membership includes, by default, an online subscription to the International Journal of Speech, Language and the Law; Student members can opt-in or out of this subscription.  All Members can upgrade this subscription to include a paper copy of the journal.

How to apply

Please apply by filling in the membership application form; you should contact your referees and ask them to provide a reference to when you make your application (information on referee requirements is provided below).

You can email any enquiries to the Membership Secretary, Andrea Fröhlich – – or simply include them in the form

Membership Applications

Membership applications are considered by the Executive Committee.

Full Membership applications should be supported by two referees who are Full Members of the Association and who have knowledge of the applicant’s qualifications and work. Applicants must also submit by e-mail a copy of their curriculum vitae (which includes the following: degrees and awards, forensic interests and/or experience, affiliations to other professional associations, appointments, relevant publications and research interests).

Student Membership applications should be supported by one referee who is a Supervisor or a Full Member of the Association, and who has knowledge of the applicant’s student status, and relevant experience and education. Student applicants must also submit by e-mail a copy of their CV.

Members are bound by the Association’s Constitution and Code of Practice. These should be read before submitting an application.

Annual Membership Rates

The rates for memberships are:

Full Membership including online journal subscription: £50
Full Membership including online and paper copy journal subscription: £70

Student Membership excluding journal subscription: £15
Student Membership including online journal subscription: £30
Student Membership including online and paper copy journal subscription: £45

Fees can be paid using a repeating subscription (you’ll need to set up a PayPal account), or members can make single payments for one or more years’ fees using PayPal or a credit/debit card.

Please do not pay a fee before completing your membership application.

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