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  • PhD (English Language Education), The University of Hong Kong
  • MA (International Journalism – Broadcasting Stream (Distinction)), University of Westminster
  • B.Sc (Zoology, First Class Honours), Delhi University
  • PGDE (Postgraduate Diploma in Education), The University of Hong Kong

Aditi has been teaching language, communication and media courses to tertiary students in Hong Kong since 2004. Prior to starting her career in education, she worked for BBC World Service Radio as a news presenter and writer. In the early 2000s, she took up the position of sub-editor for an online media start-up company. Consequently, her research specialization has largely been in the area of examining the newswriting of L2 writers through Appraisal Linguistics and Systemic Functional Linguistics.

In addition to supervising postgraduate students’ dissertations at the CAES, she has been teaching MA courses in Applied Linguistics (‘Advanced Research Methods’  ‘Pedagogical Grammar’ and ‘Gender and Language’); postgraduate courses offered by the Graduate School (‘Thesis Writing’ and ‘Intensive English’); and undergraduate courses (‘Core University English’, ‘Academic English for Science’, ‘Academic English for Education Students’ and ‘Academic Communication for Business’).

At the Faculty level, other than leading a sub-committee on ‘Prevention of Sexual Harassment’ and working to support the use of gender-neutral language for curriculum design and development, she has been part of a MOOC entitled ‘Doing Gender and why it Matters’. She is also the recipient of HKU SPACE’s Outstanding Teacher Award (2007) and HKU’s Postgraduate Fellowship Award (2008).

More recently, besides devoting her time to developing SPOCS (small private online courses) on ‘Concise Writing’ and ‘Sentence Structure’ for the enhancement of students’ English, she has been producing and hosting an interinstitutional podcast on teaching titled ‘Teachers’ Lift’.

Last year, she became one of three core team members of the Digital Literacy Lab at the Centre, and has launched a new course titled ‘Communication and Community Engagement through Podcasting’ with her team.

She also continues to serve as the Programme Coordinator of CAES Graduate School Courses at the Centre and a member of the Centre’s Management Committee. 

Special Interest Groups:

Postgraduate Writing,Pragmatics

In-House Committees:

Director's Advisory Group

Professional Affiliations:

  • Hong Kong Association of Applied Linguistics (HAAL)
  • International Communication Association (ICA)
  • International Association of Applied Linguistics (AILA)

Other Major Administrative Roles:

  • CAES Elected Faculty of Arts representative for: (i) Faculty of Arts Academic Board Committee, (ii) Gender Equality and Diversity Committee, and (iii) PRD Review Panel 
  • Elected member of CAES Management Committee (CMC)
  • Programme Coordinator of CAES Graduate School Courses

Selected Publications / Presentations:

  • Jhaveri, A. (2021). Achieving the goals of language advising through co-construction of dialogue. HKU Teaching and Learning Festival, CETL (Invited Presenter/Speaker), Hong Kong, 14 April 2021.
  • Wong, L.T., & Dubey-Jhaveri, A. (Eds.), (2015). English language education in a global world: Practices, issues and challenges. New York: Nova Science Publishers.
  • Cheung, C.K., & Jhaveri, A. (2014). Developing students’ critical thinking skills through visual literacy in the New Secondary School Curriculum in Hong Kong. Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 36(3), 379-389.

Grants / Awards / Other Achievements:

1. UGC Grants

Co-investigator of UGC-funded ‘Virtual Teaching and Learning’ (VTL) grant 2021-2023 titled ‘Expanding student-teacher engagement to support digital media production needs of teachers in virtual teaching and learning environments’. Funded amount: HK$ 1,000,000. Status: ongoing.

2. Teaching Development Grants

Co-investigator of  a ‘Teaching Development Grant’ project titled ‘Online Self-paced Courseware for the Common Recruitment Examination (CRE) and employability assessment’ (Project no. 749) for which a sum of HK$ 263,299 was awarded by HKU in 2019. (status: completed)

Principal Investigator of a ‘Teaching Development Grant’ project titled ‘Identification and implementation of effective language advising practices to enhance teaching and learning at the CAES and beyond’ (Project No. 18/695) for which a sum of HK$ 225, 388 was awarded by HKU in 2018. (status: completed)

3. QEF Grant

Principal Investigator for project funded by Quality Enhancement Support Scheme (QESS) of Education Bureau titled ‘Enhancing students’ communicative competence in academic contexts: Adopting a blended learning approach for EAP courses’ (2015-2018) for which a sum of HK$ 1,568,000 was awarded. (status: completed)

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