Advice on academic bios for different situations

What advice would you give these people?

  • You don’t have much to put in the biography
  • You can’t cut your bio down to the required size
  • The information will probably change soon
  • You’re not sure what your research interests are
  • You feel shy about boasting about your achievements
  • Your academic past and research interests don’t seem to match
  • You are interested in many different things that are difficult to summarise
  • You don’t want to give away any personal information
  • Your bio will probably be read by many different groups of people, e.g. present students and future employers


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