Dr Geoffrey Stewart Morrison

Associate Professor of Forensic Speech Science

Head and shoulders portrait of Dr Geoff Morrison

Dr Morrison conducts research in the fields of forensic speech science, and forensic inference and statistics. He is Reader in Forensic Speech Science, Centre for Forensic Linguistics, Aston University. He is also a member of the Systems Analytics Research Institute. His past appointments include: Adjunct Professor, Department of Linguistics, University of Alberta; Simons Foundation Visiting Fellow, Probability and Statistics in Forensic Science Programme, Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences; Scientific Counsel, Office of Legal Affairs, INTERPOL; and Director of the Forensic Voice Comparison Laboratory, School of Electrical Engineering & Telecommunications, University of New South Wales. He has been a Subject Editor and Guest Editor for the peer-reviewed journals Speech Communication and Science & Justice. He has collaborated on research and development projects with law enforcement agencies in Australia and Europe, and has forensic casework experience in Australia, Canada, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

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Email: g.s.morrison@aston.ac.uk

Room: MB742A

Phone: 0121 204 3901

  • PhD, Department of Linguistics, University of Alberta
  • MA, Department of Linguistics, Simon Fraser University
  • MTS, Vancouver School of Theology
  • BSc, Faculty of Science & Engineering, University of Dundee
  • Organization of Scientific Area Committees for Forensic Science (OSAC)
    - Affiliate Member of the Speaker Recognition Subcommittee
    - Member of the Virtual Subcommittee on Forensic Source Conclusions
  • Fellow of the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences

  • British Standards Institute (BSI)
    - Committee Member

  • International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
    - Committee Member 

Potential PhD students: I am willing to supervise or co-supervise well qualified and prepared PhD students who wish to conduct research in forensic inference and statistics applied to forensic speech science or to other branches of forensic science. I am willing to supervise full-time on-campus PhD students and part-time distance PhD students. The latter option may be particularly attractive to students who work in industry and have relevant work experience and resources. Such students could be based almost anywhere in the world. 

Note that PhD programmes at Aston (and the UK in general) are focused on conducting research and have few formal coursework requirements. 

If you are seriously considering applying to work with me, please contact me for more information.

Past PhD student: Dr Ewald Enzinger