Adam Redman, Senior Media and Issues Manager from the Monash Office of Strategic Marketing and Communications.
Julie Holden and Helen will help the students to develop their own research profiles.
Adam talked about his own stories about managing his profiles. He will use different profile systems for different purposes. For example, Linkedin for commercial or academic purpose, Facebook for private use. He separate them very clearly.
Julie and Helen showed us several examples of research profiles from some Monash academic staffs. Some use the Monash profile system, some use their own website, some use other platforms.
After the seminar, we all aware the importance of research profiles. This also remind me some words from one of my teachers (Prof. Jiawan Zhang) from Tianjin University, China: “Reasearch work is definitely important, but sometimes, promotion is as important as your work, or even more.”
Research profile is a quick way for people who need you to solve their problem to find you. With the development of internet, search engine could index you with several key words and makes you more easily access.
For our PhD students (or academic people), I think the must-have profile is the Google Scholar which will detail all your publications (i.e. your most successful works). There are also other profile systems, here are the systems I used (although I do not have too many publications…):