About Us

PhoneEd is edited by Rachael-Anne, Jane and Nicole.

Here is some more information about us, links to us on social media, and our contact details.


Rachael-Anne is Professor of Phonetics at City, University of London, where she has worked since 2005.  She teaches phonetics to students of Speech and Language Therapy and Speech and Language Science.  Alongside phonetics, she has a passion for education, and is a National Teaching Fellow and Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She is author of Phonetics: A coursebook (2012), Methods in Teaching Clinical Phonetics and Linguistics (2014), alongside Nicole, and the Cambridge Handbook of Phonetics (in press) alongside Jane. Contact Rachael-Anne via email (knight@city.ac.uk) or Twitter (@r_a_knight).



Jane is Professor of Phonetics at the University of Reading, UK. She is probably best known for her popular science book, Your Voice Speaks Volumes (2019), and as co-editor of the Cambridge English Pronouncing Dictionary (2011). She has been teaching phonetics since 1992, has worked in Hong Kong and Japan as well as the UK, and is a regular contributor to the UCL Summer Course in English Phonetics. Jane is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a National Teaching Fellow. Contact her via email (j.e.setter@reading.ac.uk) and find her on Twitter (@JaneSetter).



Nicole is Head of Global & International Studies at the Carnegie School of Education at Leeds Beckett University. She used to teach phonetics to budding speech and language therapists but now works with students learning English to access UK Higher Education and aspiring English teachers. Nicole is interested in how L1 and L2 accents affect how we are peceived and in the acquisiton or learning of speech sound production, both in language acquisition and as part of phonetics education. With Rachael-Anne, she has edited Methods in Teaching Clinical Phonetics and Linguistics (2014). Contact her via email (N.Whitworth@leedsbeckett.ac.uk) or Twitter (@NWhitworth1971).