About me

I am currently a PhD candidate in forensic voice comparison at the Department of Language and Linguistic Science at the University of York, UK. My research interests are

  • Forensic voice comparison
  • Probability theory and uncertainty in forensic evidence evaluation
  • Phonological variation and change in Cantonese
  • Sociolinguistics and sociophonetics


  • 2017 – 2020 (expected)
    The University of York, York, UK
    PhD in Linguistics
    Research title: TBD
  • 2013- 2015
    The University of York, York, UK
    MSc in Linguistics: Forensic Speech Science (Phonetics)
    Dissertation: Likelihood ratio based forensic voice comparison by using phonetic sequence (Merit)
  • 2012 – 2013
    The University of Portsmouth, UK
    BA in Communication and English studies
    Second upper Class Honours
    Dissertation: Acquisition of English for Chinese students (First)
  • 2011 – 2012
    Shanghai Maritime University, Shanghai, China BA in English-Chinese Translation
  • 2008 – 2011
    Shanghai Industrial and Commercial Vocational College of Foreign Languages Diploma in Applied English


Contact: xw961 at york dot ac dot uk