Vijay Bhatia has recently retired as a Visiting Professor from the Department of English at the City University of Hong Kong.
He is an Adjunct Professor (Department of Linguistics) at Macquarie University, Australia, and also at the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
He is the founding President of the LSP and Professional Communication Association for the Asia-Pacific Rim.
Some of his recent research projects include Analyzing 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.
Two of his books, Analysing Genre: Language Use in Professional Settings and Worlds of Written Discourse: A Genre-based View, are widely used in genre theory and practice.