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    Research Interests

    My research centres around forensic linguistics. I have a variety of research outputs in the field and ample casework experience, both as an expert witness and in policing contexts.

    My main research focus is on individual variation in language use with reference to forensic authorship analysis. I am interested in the theoretical underpinnings of the notion of idiolect but I also work on more practical problems around linguistically enabled offender identification.

    I also have an interest in interactionally and institutionally engendered communication barriers in the justice system, and in how they can be removed. In particular, I research aspects of interpreting in police interviews and the courtroom.


    • MA in English Studies (Lodz)
    • PhD in English Linguistics (Lodz)
    • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

    Administrative Roles

    Programme Director, MA in Forensic Linguistics

    Director of Postgraduate Programmes in English

    Teaching Activity

    Language as Evidence (Undergraduate and Postgraduate)

    Linguistics in Legal Contexts (Postgraduate)


    Contact Details

    Room: MB738A
    Phone: 0121 204 3824
    Fax:  0121 204 3766

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    Research Output

    Interpreting outside the courtroom: ‘A shattered mirror?’ Interpreting in law enforcement contexts outside the courtroom

    Kredens, K., Monteoliva Garcia, E. & Morris, R., 2020, (Accepted/In press) The Routledge Handbook of Forensic Linguistics. Coulthard, M., May, A. & Sousa-Silva, R. (eds.). Second ed. Routledge

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

    Open Access
  • Large-scale authorship attribution with sociolinguistically dynamic data

    Kredens, K. J., Pezik, P. & Rogers, L., 2019.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  • Lingwistyka kryminalistyczna. Teoria i praktyka

    Translated title of the contribution: Forensic Linguistics. Theory and PracticeZasko-Zielinska, M. (ed.) & Kredens, K. (ed.), 2019, Wroclaw. 421 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportEdited Book

    Open Access

    Obszary tematyczne w ramach lingwistyki kryminalistycznej

    Translated title of the contribution: Thematic areas in forensic linguisticsZasko-Zielinska, M. & Kredens, K., 2019, Lingwistyka kryminalistyczna. Teoria i praktyka. Zasko-Zielinska, M. & Kredens, K. (eds.). p. 11-17 7 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

    Open Access


    • 2 Participation in conference
    • 1 Editorial activity

    14th Biennial Conference of the International Association of Forensic Linguists

    Krzysztof Kredens (Participant)

    1 Jul 20195 Jul 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    International Association of Forensic Linguists' Tenth Biennial Conference

    Krzysztof Kredens (Speaker)

    11 Jul 201114 Jul 2011

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    Wiley-Blackwell (Publisher)

    Krzysztof Kredens (Peer reviewer)


    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity