Over 25 years I’ve taught English pronunciation in
its many forms to a wide range of students and professionals, including
speech pathologists, interpreters, actors and business people. My
skills in analysing individual speaker characteristics
have led to my working on many forensic voice comparison cases.
earned my BA (1st class) from University College London and my doctorate from UCLA
(California, Los Angeles), and I’ve
taught at London, Edinburgh and Cambridge Universities. My
publications include research on American and British dialects, and I
was a contributor to the Kiel revision of the International Phonetic
also hold the Trinity College TESOL
my most recent project The Magic
wrote the screenplay and arranged the musical score, performed in the
film by piano
superstar Lang Lang.
Lang Lang and Heather Graham in the feature release The
Flying Machine, and
in short films I’ve directed the likes of Michael Palin
(of Monty Python), Steve Furst and David Bamber.
For TV, my writing includes the
BBC's top-rated EastEnders.