Martin Barry MA MPhil (Cantab) MCSFS is a leading practitioner in forensic speech analysis, with over twenty-five years’ experience in many hundreds of criminal and civil cases. He is an elected professional member of the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences, an elected member and former Treasurer of the International Association for Forensic Phonetics and Acoustics, an elected member of of the British Association of Academic Phoneticians, and was a certified assessor for the former Council for the Registration of Forensic Practitioners.
He is a former editor of the Journal of the International Phonetic Association, and served two terms as a member of the Council of the International Phonetic Association from 1995 to 2003. He was the pronunciation editor for the landmark eleventh edition of The Chambers Dictionary (2008).
From 1989 to 2008 Martin Barry was Lecturer in Phonetics at the University of Manchester, and was head of the Department of Linguistics and English Language from 2002 to 2008. He retains a connection with the University of Manchester as Honorary Fellow in Linguistics and English Language.