Andy Kirkpatrick is currently Head of the Department of English at Hong Kong Institute of Education and sits on the international editorial board of The New English Teacher. He is author of World Englishes, Implications for International Communication and English Language Teaching (2007). From 1997–2005 he was Professor of Language Education at Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia. He developed and wrote the World Englishes unit currently taught at Curtin. He is a specialist in 'China English' who has taught in mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan as well as in Australia, England, Myanmar and Singapore. He was editor of English Australia Journal from 1999–2004.