Dr. Tim Grant

Senior Lecturer in Forensic Linguistics

Biography

Tim Grant is Director of the Centre for Forensic Linguistics at Aston University and has worked across the disciplines of forensic linguistics and forensic psychology for nearly 20 years. He publishes principally in the areas of forensic authorship analysis and on the linguistics of the investigative interview. Recent publications concentrate on determining authorship in short form messages such as SMS, Twitter and Facebook status updates. He has worked on criminal and civil cases in the UK and overseas. In the criminal field he has worked as an investigative advisor, written expert reports and provided expert evidence in numerous cases across a range of offences involving terrorist conspiracy, murder and stalking. He has also assisted in civil cases of literary and student plagiarism and intellectual property theft.

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