UWA Profiles and Research Repository: polish your UWA profile

Showcase your UWA profile


Maintaining a complete and up-to-date UWA profile is an essential aspect of promoting your research and yourself within and beyond the University community. A properly prepared profile has the potential to:

  • attract internal and external collaborators
  • attract future students
  • highlight your expertise, publications and achievements to the wider community and media

We've picked out five things you can do that will help you ensure your profile represents you, your faculty and the University in the best light.

NOTE: When updating fields in your profile, the Create or Update button will apply your changes, but you will still need to press the Save button to retain any changes (this is always located at the bottom of the record window).

Add your photo and maintain your profile information fields (5-10 mins)

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 than the default grey silhouette.

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

  • Log into the UWA Profiles and Research Repository with your Pheme credentials.
  • Open Edit profile…
  • In the Personal identification section, under Profile photos, open Add file…
  • Drag a photo image/jpeg into the window that appears, or browse to one.
  • Remember to click Create and then Save.

Once you’ve uploaded your photo why not add some profile information to tell visitors about yourself and your role(s)? Simply scroll down the page and you’ll see an option to Add profile information.

Here are some suggested fields you might want to start populating:

research teaching professional

Biography

Biography

Biography

Roles and responsibilities

Roles and responsibilities

Roles and responsibilities

Current projects

Current projects

Current projects

Research

Teaching

 

Research interests

Teaching philosophy

 

Funding overview

Teaching activities

 

 

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.

Need more help with profile fields and photos? See our UWA Profile FAQs:

Highlight your expertise (keywords, fingerprints, etc.) (5-10 mins)

To highlight your expertise, you can either enter your own keywords, select from provided industry keywords or let the system automatically generate relevant terms (or ‘fingerprints’) based on some of the information in your profile.

Expertise keywords

Enter your own terms to describe your expertise.

  • Log in to UWA Profiles and Research Repository with your Pheme credentials.
  • Open Edit profile…
  • Scroll down the page until you come to the Keywords section.
  • Enter as many keywords as you need to represent your various areas of expertise.
  • Remember to Save at the bottom of the page.

Industry keywords

To assist with the identification of academic staff for specific industry audiences, the University's Business Development and Innovation (BDI) team has provided a list of industry keywords for use on UWA profiles. To add these keywords to your profile:

  • Log in to the UWA Profiles and Research Repository with Pheme credentials
  • Open Edit profile...
  • Scroll down the page until you come to the Keywords section.
  • Open Add Industry keywords.
  • Select keywords from the options on the list provided.
  • Don't forget to Save at the bottom of the page.

Fingerprint terms are generated from your publication titles and abstracts and from the titles and descriptions of your prizes/awards. If you add a description of your research in the Research field in your profile information, this text will also be ‘fingerprinted’.

Check that these fingerprinted terms on the tab accurately reflect your research interests. To omit a term or turn the Fingerprint off:

  • Log in to UWA Profiles and Research Repository with your Pheme credentials
  • Open Edit profile…
  • Select Fingerprint from the overview menu on the left.
  • To remove a term, hover the cursor over the term you wish to remove and click on the red x when it appears.
  • To turn the Fingerprint off, follow steps above and then use the Off / On button alongside the terms.

By adding Industry and Research Expertise keywords to your profile yourself, you can ensure that your research interests are meaningfully described and discoverable.

Add a description to your Research field.

  • Log in to the UWA Profiles and Research Repository with your Pheme credentials.
  • Open Edit profile…
  • Under Profile information fields, open Add profile information.
  • From the drop-down option, select Research and describe your research using terms that you would like to appear in your Fingerprint.
  • Remember to click Create and then Save.

Need more help with keywords and Fingerprints? See our FAQs:

Connect your ORCID iD and other links (5-10 mins)

An ORCID iD provides you with a unique identifier which can be used throughout your scholarly career. An ORCID iD distinguishes you from other researchers, ensuring reliable attribution of your work and an accurate measurement of your research impact. The UWA Code of Conduct for the Responsible Practice of Research requires you to include your ORCID iD in your publications and to link it to your UWA profile.

Connecting your ORCID iD to your profile can save you time as the UWA Profiles and Research Repository will automatically update your ORCID iD record when new research outputs are added. It’s easy to add an existing ORCID iD to your profile:

  • Log in to UWA Profiles and Research Repository with your Pheme credentials.
  • Open Edit profile…
  • Click on Create or Connect your ORCID ID
  • You will be redirected to an ORCID iD login page where you will be asked for your email address or ORCID iD and your ORCID iD password.
  • Remember to click Create and then Save.

While you’re in this section of your profile, why not link your Google Scholar Profile and/or your favourite social media profiles like LinkedIn and Twitter?

  • While logged in open Edit profile. Go to Links and open Add link…
  • Add a Web address (URL).
  • Select link type from the drop-down menu ie. LinkedIn.
  • Remember to click Create and then Save.

Any links will appear on your public profile as icons beneath your picture.

Want to know more? See our FAQs:

Add engagement/activities, prizes/awards, UWA teaching units and press/media (20 mins)

You can add a number of content types to your public profile. These are viewable in the left-hand menu once you are logged in.

  • Log in to UWA Profiles and Research Repository with your Pheme credentials.
  • Hover over the content type you wish to add, i.e. Engagement/activities
  • Select the + symbol alongside the menu item.
  • Each menu item opens up into a number of options which you can choose to populate.

Need more help with activities, prizes and press/media? See our FAQs:

Ensure all your research publications are in the UWA Profiles and Research Repository

Your research publication details will display under the Research Output tab.

If you need further advice, contact your faculty librarian.

Consult the following established profiles for examples of how the various elements of a profile can be used effectively.

 

Frank Liu (ABLE)

Harvey Millar (Science)

Gia Parish (EMS)

Lisa Wood (HMS)

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