Improve your Research Profile (1): Why is it so important?

The first in an 8-part series on improving your research profile, reputation and impact. Explains the rationale behind this series.

This presentation is part of an 8-part series that I created in my role as Staff Development Lead at Middlesex University (see: Supportive, inclusive & collaborative research cultures). The series is comprised of three key parts:

Before you start watching...

First, please realise that this 8-part presentation series only offers you a "menu of tools".

  • Use it “à la carte”, it is not a fixed/set menu; you don't need to partake in every dish
  • Different academics and disciplines may have different appetites for different dishes
  • Use this presentation as an opportunity to share experiences in your research group, Department, School or Faculty, not as a straight-jacket

Second, please don’t see working on your research profile, reputation and impact as a purely instrumental exercise.

  • It is something most academics are intrinsically motivated to engage with; it improves the diffusion of your research and your ability to make a real difference in the world
  • It is not something you “have to do” for your university; it is not “yet another chore” on a long to-do list
  • Yes, it will help your institution too, but ultimately it is something you do for your own intrinsic satisfaction and career

Watch the presentation to find out more.

Other posts in this series

Other Middlesex seminars

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