Vijay Bhatia retired as Professor from the Department of English at the City University of Hong Kong. He was also an Adjunct Professor (Department of Linguistics, Macquarie University, Australia), and is now Visiting Professor (Hellenic American University, Athens) and Adjunct Professor (Chinese University of Hong Kong).
He was the founding President of the LSP and Professional Communication Association for the Asia-Pacific Rim. Some of his recent research projects include Analysing Genre-bending in Corporate Disclosure Documents, and International Arbitration Practice: A Discourse Analytical Study, in which he led research teams from more than 20 countries.
His research interests are: Genre Analysis of academic and professional discourses, including, legal, business, newspaper, advertising, genres; ESP and Professional Communication; simplification of legal and other public documents; cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary variations in professional genres. Three of his books, Analysing Genre: Language Use in Professional Settings (1993), Worlds of Written Discourse: A Genre-based View (2004), and Critical Genre Analysis are widely used in genre theory and practice.
Ph. D., University of Aston in Birmingham, UK (1982)
M. A. (Linguistics for Language Teaching) University of Lancaster, UK. (1979)
M. Litt. Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages, India (1977)
P. G. Diploma in ELT, CIEFL, Hyderabad, India (1974)
M. A. (English and American Literature), University of Rajasthan, India (1965)
B.Sc. University of Rajasthan, India (1963)
Adjunct Professor, Department of English, Chinese University of Hong Kong (2016-Continuing)
Visiting Professor, Hellenic American University, Athens, Greece, (2014- Continuing)
Adjunct Professor, Macquarie University, NSW, Australia, (2005-2014)
Adjunct Professor, University of Malay, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, (2013- 2014)
Visiting Professor, City University of Hong Kong, (2007 –2011)
Honorary VELUX Visiting Professor, Aarhus Business School, (1999 — 2003)
Professor, City University of Hong Kong, (September 1996 – June 2007)
Senior Lecturer, National University of Singapore, (1986 –1993)