Brian Paltridge is a visiting professor in the Department of English at the City University of Hong Kong. He has taught at the University of Sydney, the University of Melbourne, Auckland University of Technology and the University of Waikato. He is author of Discourse Analysis (Third edition, Bloomsbury, 2021), The Discourse of Peer Review (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017) and with Sue Starfield, Thesis and Dissertation Writing in a Second Language (Second edition, Routledge, 2020) and Getting Published in Academic Journals (University of Michigan Press, 2016). He is currently writing a book with Sue Starfield titled Change and Stability in Thesis and Dissertation Writing to be published by Bloomsbury and, with Matthew Prior, editing The Routledge Handbook of Second Language Acquisition and Discourse. He is an editor emeritus for the journal English for Specific Purposes and a former editor of TESOL Quarterly.
His research and teaching are in the areas of thesis and dissertation writing, writing for publication, discourse analysis, research methods, and English for specific purposes.