Writing an academic biography Lead-in/ Needs analysis

Interview your partner about the topics below, making brief notes in the spaces given.


Research (past, present and/ or future), including practical implications of that research, reasons for those research interests, personal information related to your research, etc.

Publications/ Academic writing (especially in English)

Languages and language learning

Education/ Qualifications

Influences/ inspiration (books, people, theories, etc)

Memberships, e.g. of professional organisations

Attendance at events, e.g. presenting at conferences

Teaching experience

Work and volunteering

Aims/ Ambitions/ Plans

Overseas experience/ Overseas travel

Hobbies/ Free time activities

Which of the information that you have learnt would you recommend your partner to include in their academic biography?


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