Personal profile

Research interests

Language and Identity


Social Identity

Ethnolinguistic Vitality and Identity


Ethnic Minorities In Hong Kong

English Language Education




Personal profile

Dr Geeta Bhavnani has been in the field of education since 1997. Born and brought up in Hong Kong and being of Indian descent, she is a fluent speaker of Sindhi, Hindi, English and Cantonese. Her research interests revolve around identity and how identity and language are linked. She is keen to use her knowledge to further the understanding of the various Ethnic Minority communities in Hong Kong and overseas.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctorate, Language and Identity among the Hindu Sindhi Diaspora of Hong Kong, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Award Date: 1 Jun 2021

Master, Masters of Education, The University of Hong Kong

Award Date: 30 Jun 2007

Professional Certificate, Language Proficiency Assessment for Teachers - LPAT

Award Date: 1 Mar 2005

Postgraduate Certificate, Post Graduate Certificate in Education Pass with Distinction, The University of Hong Kong

Award Date: 27 Jun 2001

External positions

Oral Examiner - HKAS Level English , Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority


Oral Examiner - HKCEE English, Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority


Examiner-Cambridge BULATS Test

Examiner - OET Cambridge Occupational English Test

Examiner - TPhYL Teaching Phonics to Young Learners Certificate


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