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Andrea Nini is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Linguistics and English language at the University of Manchester, UK, where he teaches courses in forensic linguistics, stylistics, and quantitative methods. His specialisation is the analysis of linguistic data using computational methods, more specifically for the study of linguistic individuality and authorship analysis. He has published on authorship attribution of historical texts such as the Bixby letter and the Jack the Ripper letters and his PhD thesis was on the authorship profiling of malicious texts in forensic contexts. Andrea has also carried out research and published in other areas of linguistics, such as computational sociolinguistics and register variation. In addition to his academic work, Andrea offers consultancy as a forensic linguist to law firms and law enforcement agencies, predominantly in cases of documents of disputed authorship.


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Applied Linguistics, Aston University

Oct 2010Jun 2014

Award Date: 26 Feb 2015

Master of Arts, Applied Linguistics with specialisation in Forensic Linguistics, Aston University

Sept 2009Sept 2010

Award Date: 10 Mar 2011

Bachelor of Arts, Modern Languages applied to Computer Science, University of Rome Tor Vergata

Sept 2005Mar 2009

Award Date: 27 Mar 2009

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Digital Futures


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