Justin J. H. Lo


I am a postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Dynamics of the Articulation, Acoustics, and Processing of Speech (DAAPS) Lab, which is part of the Department of Speech, Hearing and Phonetic Sciences, University College London. I work on the DFG-AHRC funded project Speakers, Listeners, Languages: Patterns Of Variability And Contrast In Spoken Language Dynamics.

My research interests are broadly in the areas of phonetics and sociolinguistics, but I am particularly interested in questions related to bilingualism and forensic speech science. My doctoral thesis, Issues of Bilingualism in Likelihood Ratio-Based Forensic Voice Comparison, lies at the specific intersection of these two areas, focusing on the effects of language and language mismatch on the speaker-discriminatory performance of linguistic-phonetic features.

Outside work, I spend most time solving crosswords, living in fictional worlds and struggling to follow baking recipes.