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UWA Profiles and Research Repository Support

Add your biography

Once you’ve uploaded your photo why not add a short biography to tell visitors about yourself and your role(s)? This biography will appear on the Overview section of your profile and be one of the first things visitors see:

To populate your biography:

  1. Log into the UWA Profiles and Research Repository with your UWA SSO credentials.
  2. Click on Edit profile.
  3. Scroll down to the Profile information fields section, and under Profile information click Add profile information.
  4. Populate your biography. You may wish to include a brief summary of your career and research highlights, as well as any projects that you're working on or associations that you're part of. 
  5. Click Create and then Save.

If you choose not to populate a field, it simply won’t show on your profile.

You can view your public profile to see the changes you've just made.

GIF demonstrating the steps involved in updating your biography in the UWA Profiles and Research Repository


What information should I include in my biography?

When writing a biography,  consider the following:

  • Job titles are great but remember not everyone is going to know what they mean. Where you give a position title, it's useful to qualify it with a brief explanation of the role. 
  • Avoid writing lists of accomplishments or previous jobs - that is more the realm of a resume.
  • Keep the tone conversational.
  • Avoid acronyms, unless they are very well known such as ABC, HBF, CNN etc.
  • Keep an eye on length. Less can often be more!
  • Foremost, consider your audience - who is reading this and what do they need to know?


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