Dr Isabel Picornell is a consultant forensic linguist and Director of QEDforensics, which provides forensic linguistic services to the corporate, investigative, and intelligence sector. Isabel holds a PhD from Aston University and is a Visiting Research Fellow with the Institute for Text Analysis (Aston Institute for Forensic Linguistics). Her research interest is authorship style in deceptive contexts. She is Immediate Past President of the International Association for Forensic and Legal Linguists, a certified Expert Witness (CUBS), and a certified fraud examiner (ACFE-retired).
Dr Annina Heini is a Research Associate in Forensic Linguistics at Aston University, Birmingham. She conducts qualitative research on issues surrounding vulnerability in the legal system, with a particular focus on young suspects in police interviews. As a member of the Centre for Forensic Text Analysis she investigates the stability of individual language styles across different genres, which informs her work as an expert witness when conducting authorship analyses in criminal cases. Dr Annina Heini has taught and presented on forensic linguistics internationally in both English and German. She is the Executive Treasurer of the International Association for Forensic and Legal Linguistics (IAFLL) and a member of various applied linguistics and legal practitioner associations (BAAL, AAAL, iIIRG).
Postdoc of English Linguistics at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany
Mathematician, Association for Diversity in Linguistics, Germany
PhD Student of Forensic Linguistics at Aston University, Birmingham, England
PhD Student of English Linguistics at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany
Former Lecturers & Partners
Dr Krzysztof Kredens (2022)
Dr Ria Perkins (2018, 2019, 2021)
Student Council for Linguistics and Phonetics, University of Cologne (2018, 2019)