Dr. Mehdi Bakhtiar

Dr. Mehdi Bakhtiar is currently a research assistant professor at the Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

He obtained his Speech Pathology qualification from University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences (BSc) and Tehran University of Medical Sciences (MSc) in Iran. He received his PhD in Psycholinguistics and Cognitive Neuroscience from the University of Hong Kong.

His research entails using behavioral and neuroimaging methods to understand the underlying factors involved in normal and abnormal mechanism of speech and language processing. He is also interested in developing assessment tools and treatment methods for people with communication disorders including Aphasia and Fluency disorders. His publications are mainly in the areas of Psycholinguistics, Aphasia and Fluency disorders.