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Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics


Dr Calbert Graham

Dr Calbert Graham
Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow
Senior Research Associate
Theoretical and Applied Linguistics
Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages & Linguistics
Contact details: 
Telephone number: 
+44 (0)1223 760812

Phonetics Laboratory
Theoretical & Applied Linguistics
University of Cambridge
9 West Road
United Kingdom




Dr Calbert Graham is a Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow in the Phonetics Laboratory, University of Cambridge. His current research project is within forensic speech sciences, where he focusses on the computational modelling and automatic synthesis of speech. He is a member of the Phonetics & Phonology Research Cluster, the Computational Linguistics Research Cluster, and the Cambridge Language Sciences Strategic Initiative. Previously, Calbert conducted learner speech corpus research in the ALTA project.

Calbert graduated with an MPhil from the former Research Centre for English and Applied Linguistics (RCEAL) in 2010 and a PhD from the Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics (DTAL) in 2014. He has been a visiting researcher at the University of Colorado, Boulder (2011), and at the University of California, Berkeley (2013). He studied for an MA in Applied Linguistics and Language Technology at Kyoto University as a Monbusho Scholar (2009).

CV available on request.


Research interests: 


  • Second language acquisition theory
  • Quantitative methods in applied linguistics research (statistical modelling, machine learning, NLP tools)
  • Second Language acquisition and education
  • Language technologies (CALL/CAPT systems, automated assessment)
  • Second/foreign language teacher training and development 
  • Digital technologies                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
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Please see Dr Graham's ResearchGate profile.