I have worked as a forensic handwriting consultant part time since 1974, and have done thousands of cases and appeared in Court to give evidence many times. My work on handwriting is entirely with the analysis of handwriting to determine who wrote it; the first question people ask is, can you tell character from handwriting? And the answer is, no.

I have conducted a great deal of research into various aspects of handwriting; I have also taught it, as part of the second year course in Bibliography.

Research in handwriting analysis

I am inthe process of putting research materials in forensic handwriting analysis on the Web. So far, the following are available:

I am currently (11/2/99) involved in a research project on the characteristics of forgery, together with my friend and student Kate Lafone, who is working on an MPhil on that subject under my supervision. The result will be a set of web pages.