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UWA Profiles and Research Repository Support

Guidance for setting up your UWA Profile and adding publications to your profile and the Repository.

Add your profile photo

Your profile photo is the first thing visitors to your profile will see, so it’s important to give a good first impression by uploading a professional headshot. A photo is much more interesting and engaging than the default grey silhouette. 

Image demonstrating how a profile photo will appear on a profile

It's easy to add a photo to your profile. Just follow these steps:

  1. Log into the UWA Profiles and Research Repository with your UWA SSO credentials.
  2. Click on Edit profile.
  3. In the Personal identification section, under Profile photos, open Add file.
  4. Drag a photo image/jpeg into the window that appears, or browse to one. Note: your photo must be <1MB in size.
  5. Ensure to select Category 'Portrait' from the drop-down options.
  6. Click Create and then Save.

Repository screenshot click Edit Profile upload image select Portrait Save

What makes a good profile photo?

Profile photos look best when they:

  • High resolution
  • Are from the shoulders up and just above your head and show a 3/4 profile
  • Don't show anyone other than you
  • Have a simple background
  • Limit shadows and direct sunlight.

The UWA Profiles and Research Repository accepts files in JPG, PNG and GIF formats, with a maximum of 1024kb. You may like to consider engaging a photographer to take one of you. If you had a profile photo in the UWA Staff Profile in the Contact Directory, this will have been transferred to the UWA Profiles and Research Repository. You can edit this if you wish.

If you are looking for somewhere on campus where you can take a high quality profile photo a self-service photobooth is available at the Careers Centre in Student Central. It is accessible between 8:30am-5pm week days and staff are available 9:30am-12:30pm at the service desk who can provide some support.


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