John Corbett was appointed Professor of English at BNU-HKBU United International College in September 2020. Between 2017 and 2020 he was a CAPES International Fellow and Visiting Professor at the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil, working on a project to develop academic literacies in English across several faculties. He was previously a full Professor of English at the University of Macau, where served he as Head of the English Department and also, for a time, Acting Director of the English Language Centre. He remains an Honorary Visiting Professor at Glasgow University, where he held a personal Chair in Applied Language Studies, and he also served there as Head of the Department of English Language. He has considerable managerial, interdisciplinary research and teaching experience in a number of institutions worldwide. He has published widely in the areas of language education, corpus linguistics, literary linguistics, Scottish Literature and the Scots language.