Identifying Strategies to Build your Research Profile

In this blog post Dr Anna Pilz,  Academic Developer & Trainer at the IAD, introduces her new offer of 1:1 consultations for research staff and fellows looking to get specialist advice on how to build their research profile. 

How do you introduce yourself as a researcher?

That, of course, may well depend on the context – whether it’s a brief biographical sketch that is included in the contributors’ list of an edited volume, your Pure profile or personal webpage, who the audience is you’re introducing yourself or are introduced to. Regardless of context, your introduction should be a succinct summary of your research activities to date, including your publications, your research projects and the networks you’re participating in, the departmental affiliation you have, or the degree programmes you’re contributing to through research-led teaching.

You may have different narratives of your research profile depending on the audience you wish to engage with, or wish to identify ways of building your profile in particular areas so that you can engage with particular audiences; you may be developing a new research project and are seeking strategies to build your profile in preparation for a grant application; or you may be branching out into a new research field and are finding it difficult to shape a narrative for your research profile that draws together seemingly disparate methodologies or fields; or you are trying to create more synergies between your various research activities.

If you’re looking to identify strategies to build your research profile or wish to develop compelling narratives around your research activities to date, you can now book a confidential 45-minute 1:1 in person or online consultation via P&M by searching for the event name: IAD – How to Build your Research Profile – 1:1 Consultations, in the Learning tab

(If you are unable to use People & Money to book a place on a workshop please contact and we can register a place on your behalf.)

I look forward to the conversations!

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