We are running a new IAFPA webinar series. These short events will offer a chance for members to communicate more regularly about their research and casework practice. These sessions will be more informal than conference presentations, where members can discuss problems around a certain theme or type of work. These might be casework problems or insights, new software developments, collections of talks around a theme, or any type of session that members want.

If you have a suggestion for a theme or a talk, please get in touch with Andrea – IAFPA@protonmail.com – we encourage innovative and collaborative talk formats, so please come forward with your most creative suggestions.

Next Webinar Session:

Forensic Phonetics in Egypt: between teaching and research

Host: Omnia Ibrahim, Saarland University

When: 25th November @ 10am (GMT)

Where: Via Zoom (link)

The session is a showcase of the forensic phonetics activities taking place in Egypt and is articulated in 5 short presentations (short abstracts for all presentations can be found here):

  • Introduction to Egyptian forensic phonetics programme
  • Voice comparison between the Egyptian president Al-Sisi and a professional impersonator
  • Forensic phonetic investigation of criminal twins
  • Forensic phonetic analysis of sexual assaulters’ cases
  • Identifying deception in criminal cases

Registration: No required. However, we strongly encourage you to join the meeting with a clearly identifiable ID (your first + last name, affiliation)

Contact persons:

  • Omnia Ibrahim (omnia@coli.uni-saarland.de)
  • Elisa Pellegrino (elisa.pellegrino@uzh.ch)

Previous webinar sessions:

Webinar 4 – 30th June 2022 – Student Webinar: [phitch your phoster]

Webinar 3 – May 2022: Oxford Wave Research – Using automatic speaker recognition in forensic casework

Webinar 2 – February 2022: ‘Propositions’: Richard Rhodes and Vince Hughes – discussion about how propositions should be formed, assessed and reported on

Webinar 1 – December 2021: Tonight Show with Gea – Interview with Prof Peter French