Dr Paul Sidwell is an independent Canberra based researcher and consultant in linguistics, specializing in applied language research for security and law-enforcement, forensic linguistics, and Southeast Asian languages. He currently engaged by various Australian and US government funded agencies on diverse casework and projects.
From 2013 to 2016 Dr Sidwell was an Australian Research Council Future Fellow at the Australian National University, and prior to that held appointments with the Max Planck Institute (Germany) and the Center for Research in Computational Linguistics (Bangkok).
Dr Sidwell is a member of the International Association for Forensic Linguistics. In 2015 he was elected President of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society, and serves as editor on various academic journals and as organizer of several international conferences.