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Sula joined the University of Huddersfield in February 2016 as a Research Assistant in Forensic Speech Science. The role involves creating and developing the ESRC funded West Yorkshire Regional English Database (WYRED); which will become the largest forensically-realistic spoken corpora containing Northern British English accents.

She previously worked at Lancaster University as a Knowledge Exchange Support Officer, providing central financial administration support for cross-departmental externally funded projects.

Sula has an MSc in Forensic Speech Science from the University of York and a BA (Hons) Linguistics from Lancaster University.


  • Forensic Speech Science
  • Using BIG Data to Understand the BIG Picture
  • Overcoming Heterogeneity in Speech for Forensic Applications

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Research Output 2018 2018

The ‘West Yorkshire Regional English Database’: Investigations into the generalizability of reference populations for forensic speaker comparison casework

Gold, E., Ross, S. & Earnshaw, K., 2 Sep 2018, Proceedings of Interspeech 2018: September 2-6 2018, Hyderabad. p. 2748-2752

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