Dr. Mehdi Riazi | Hamad Bin Khalifa University
Hamad Bin Khalifa University


Dr. Mehdi Riazi

Dr. Mehdi Riazi

Professor and Associate Dean for Research
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

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Dr. Mehdi Riazi obtained his PhD in Applied Linguistics from the University of Toronto. He has supervised 50 master’s and 22 doctoral theses to completion. He has been the chief investigator for three research projects on test validation funded by IELTS, Pearson, and Educational Testing Service (the writing section of the TOEFL-iBT). 

He is the author of the Routledge Encyclopedia of Research Methods (Routledge, 2016) and Mixed Methods Research (Equinox, 2017), and more. His academic works have been cited 4,397 times by other researchers. He has an h-index of 33 and an ih-index of 63 according to Google Scholar.


Research Interests

  • Advanced Academic Writing and Knowledge Production
  • Research Methodology
  • Program Evaluation
  • Text Analysis
  • Issues Related to Teaching, Learning, and Assessment


Full Professor/Department of Linguistics

College of Humanities/Macquarie University

2016 - 2020
  • Associate Professor/Department of Linguistics

    College of Humanities/Macquarie University

    2009 - 2015
  • Director of Higher Degree Research/Department of Linguistics

    College of Humanities/Macquarie University

    2009 - 2012
  • Associate Professor/Dean of the college of humanities

    Shiraz University

    2003 - 2008
  • Director of research & member of strategic planning

    Shiraz University

    1998 - 2002
  • Assistant professor/Foreign Languages

    College of Humanities/Shiraz University

    1995 - 2002
  • English language instructor/Foreign Languages

    College of Humanities/Shiraz University

    1986 - 1991


PhD in Applied Linguistics

University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

  • Masters in Teaching English as a Foreign Language

    Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran

  • BA in English Language & Literature

    Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran


Selected Publications

  • Riazi, A.M., Shi, L., & Barkoui, K. (Eds.)

    Studies and essays on learning, teaching and assessing L2 writing in Honour of Alister Cumming. UK: Cambridge Scholar Publishing.

  • Riazi, A.M., Cooper, H., & Calvey, G.

    Journal publication productivity, impact, and quality among Applied Linguistics and TESOL academics in the Group of Eight Australian Universities. Australian Review of Applied Linguistics Online-first: https://benjamins.com/catalog/aral.20007.ria

  • Riazi, A.M., Ghanbar, H., & Fazel, I.

    The contexts, theoretical and methodological orientation of EAP research: Evidence from empirical articles published in the Journal of English for Academic Purposes. English for Academic Purposes, 48. Online first: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1475158520304598

  • Riazi, A.M.

    Mixed-methods research in language teaching and learning. London: Equinox publication Company.

  • Riazi, A.M.

    The Routledge Encyclopaedia of Research Methods in Applied Linguistics: Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed-methods. London: Routledge.

  • Napier, J., Riazi, A.M., & Jacenyik-Trawoger, C.

    Leadership: A Cultural Perspective on Review as Quality Assurance versus Quality Enhancement. In J. Sachs and M. Parcel (eds.), Peer Review of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (pp. 53-67). London: Springer.