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PhD Futures - Digital Media to enhance the research profile


  • 1. DevelopingyourResearch Profile viaSocial Media PhD Futures Careers Event University Of Salford- June 2009

2. What does it mean to have a profile? 3. Definition of profile:

  • arepresentationof something inoutline ;
  • aset of dataoften in graphic form portraying thesignificant featuresof something,
  • a concisebiographical sketch ;
  • degree or level ofpublic exposure
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4. What does it mean to be a researcher? Courtesy of Jsome1 (flickr ID) 5. A researcher, someone who:

  • observesa phenomenon by close examination;
  • reflectsabout the reality under study;
  • producesdata about the observable fact;
  • disseminateshis/her research findings;
  • Sharehis/her ideas;
  • Contributesto scientific knowledge.

6. Social Media

  • EnhancingProfessional profile
  • Promoting your researcher ID Digitally

7. Do you have a presence online?

  • Why?
  • Why Not?

8. Online PresenceBlog wiki microblogging SocialBookmarking Presentation Sharing Social Network websiteBlog Prof. Network Scrap-Blog etc Active participation Show-case work &outline research activity Develop evidence of work in progressby reflection &active participation Profile 9.

  • Where to start?

What are the web possibilities? Background picture courtesy of foxypar4 (Flickr ID) 10.

  • How to make your online profile reputable?

11. What is understood by reputation?

  • . theopinionof the publictoward a person, a groupof people , or an organization()

12. How wepresent&represent ourselves onlineDOESmatter . 13.

  • How much information to provide?
  • How much is too much?

14. Develop an online professional profile that is coherent with you face to face approach 15. Tips to enhance your online profile

  • Give a bit of your professional self:
  • Share and reflect about your work,
  • allow others to provide feedback.

16. Tips to enhance your online profile

  • Cultivate the network around you
  • Participate actively in discussions of your area;
  • Become known among peers.

17. Raise your profile by

  • contributing to a wider community;
  • becoming an author;
  • sharing;
  • communicating;
  • interacting;
  • Exchanging views;
  • Learning with other;
  • Online

18. Some Examples :

  • Top Ten Researcher Blogs
  • LinkedIn Research Network
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  • Global Researchers Profile
  • Sharing Your Research Channel

19. Image Credits

  • Unless stated otherwise, all pictures were retrieved fromClip Art and MediaMicrosoft website

20. Thank You! Text Slides available at:

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