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PowerPoint PresentationSocial Media and your research profileDr Scott EacottOffice of Educational LeadershipSchool of EducationThe University of New South WalesSocial Media and your research profile | Dr Scott Eacott Shameless self-promotion@ScottEacottConnect via:scotteacott.comA useful resourceCarrigan, M. (2016). Social media for academics. London: SAGE.A sample chapter can be found here@ScottEacottPresentation OverviewPart OneSupports through social mediaPart Two Building a research profileDialogue and debate@ScottEacottBuilding a support networkSupports during candidature @ScottEacottSome sources of supportJournal clubscontent | technicalWriting groupstechnical | contentSeminarscontent | technicalConferencescontent | technical@ScottEacottPatterpatthomson.netTwice a week blog@ScottEacottThesiswhispererThesiswhisperer.comBlog @thesiswhisperer@ScottEacottTwitter People@ThomsonPat@NHopUTS@phdforumHashtags#phdchat#phdforum#ECRchat #emcrforum#shutupandwrite#acwrimo@ScottEacottBuilding a research profileBecoming someone in the academy @ScottEacottWhat do people find when they you?@ScottEacottOutline What is a research profile?Key challengesStrategies@ScottEacottWhat is a research profile?A research profile is different from track record.A level of recognition within (and beyond) your discipline based on a clear understanding of what your work is about, what it does, and its quality. Your research profile is related in part to the impact your work has (Adkins & Dever, 2012).An excellent track record a strong profileQuality work and careful management.@ScottEacottWhy is it important?When you are known and recognized for your research, you are well placed to receive invitations such as:Join networks, groups, grant applications;Present at esteemed venues / outlets;Review for journals / publishers;Participate in peak bodies;Edit journals and book series.As a result, your invitations to others become more serious.@ScottEacottSome challengesProfiles are individual and collectiveAcademics ARE researchersTake yourself AND others serious as researchersPrioritize research the issue of researchPublicize achievementsInsist on supports@ScottEacottConferencesAttending key conferencesParticipate play a roleAsk questionsHave your to meet listBusiness cardsDress appropriatelyFollow-up timely@ScottEacottKey social platformsInstitutional (comparison)Academia.eduResearchgateLinkedInTwitterFacebookPersonal interestsBioFollowing | followersDocument viewsAnalytics@ScottEacottTwitter Use consistent image1 in 4 ruleConnect | interact@ScottEacottPersonal websiteAudience | Content | PurposeWhy academics blog? expand and disseminate knowledge, make contact with potential collaborators and have scholarly discussions on a global scale.(Mewburn & Thomson, 2013, p. 1106)Mewburn, I., & Thomson, P. (2013). Why do academics blog? An analysis of audiences, purposes, and challenges. Studies in Higher Education, 38(8), 1105-1119.@ScottEacottResearch profilesRequire quality workCareful curationBoth individual and collectiveA profile comes not from a quantum of activity but from a research trajectory. A generative research narrative.@ScottEacottDialogue and DebateA presentation at:UNSW School of Education HDR Workshop Series Semester One 2016 University of New South WalesSydney NSW AUSTRALIA12 April 2016@ScottEacottContact DetailsDr Scott EacottPhD MLMEd GradCertPTT BTeach/BSocSci FACELDirector, Office of Educational LeadershipSchool of EducationUniversity of New South WalesSydney NSW AUSTRALIA 2052P: +61 2 9385 0704T: @ScottEacottE: @ScottEacott