Academic Profiles Information and Support

About Academic Profiles

The La Trobe Academic Profiles site lists research activities and achievements of La Trobe academic and clinical staff. You can search for an staff member by name, keyword, area of expertise, or anything on their profile – please see below for further information on searching.

Each individual profile displays information on the academic’s research, teaching, collaborations and qualifications. It also indicates their areas of research and expertise, lists their publications and La Trobe research projects, and can display their availability for expert consultancy, media comment and graduate research student supervision.

Finding a La Trobe Academic

Search by Name

If you know the staff member’s name just enter it into the search box on the “Home” tab. You can search by last name only, or by first and last name combination. For partial / truncated searches, add an asterisk *.

Search by Subject/Topic using the Search screen

If you would like to speak with a La Trobe academic about collaboration, research, supervision, or media comment go to the “Home” tab and search for your topic area. Select the Topic link from the results depending on whether you wish to see a list of academic or clinical staff from a particular department, or by discipline.

  • To see academics within a department, select the Academic Department Topic link:
    For example: Topic | Academic Department
  • To see all the academics who have listed the topic as one of their specialities select the Concept Topic link:
    For example: Topic | Concept

Then follow links to individual staff members to see their profile.

Academic and clinical staff can nominate their availability for Media Comment, Supervision, and Consultancy. To find staff available for any of these, simply include the relevant term in your topic search, combined with “AND”. For example: topic AND media comment. Filter to “Scholars” on the right of the search results screen.

Search using the “Capability Map”

If you would like to speak with a La Trobe Academic about collaboration, research, supervision, or media comment go to the “Capability Map” tab, enter a research area, and click “Search”. You can also select from the list of related research areas. Click on any node in the visualisation to see additional information, including the list of relevant researchers, in the ‘info’ tab on the right of the screen. You can then click through to see a researcher’s profile. Further help is available on the “Capability” page itself.

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Graduate Research Supervision

If you are thinking about applying for graduate research candidature at La Trobe, you first need to identify a potential supervisor. Potential supervisors can be contacted directly through their Academic Profile. To locate an Academic’s profile go to the Home page on this site and enter their name in the search field. If you cannot find a supervisor in your area of interest, you may use our online enquiry system. Your enquiry will be sent directly to a specialist in your area of interest and they will be able to quickly determine whether appropriate supervision is available for you.

Media comment

Academics can indicate if they are available for media comment on their profile. If you are a journalist and would like to contact one of La Trobe’s researchers, please contact the University’s Media Office as they are best equipped to ensure you are talking to the most appropriate person. Contact details can be found here.

Collaboration, Consultation, Industry Partnerships, Joint Ventures, Licencing

If you are from industry and are looking to explore partnerships with La Trobe University for research or grant collaboration, consultancy, industry joint ventures, licencing or similar, please click here for more information.

For Centre for Sport and Social Impact Research Collaborations and Consultancies please click here for more information.

To return to the search screen

Selecting the “Home” tab from any page will take you back to the search screen.

La Trobe Staff

If you are a La Trobe academic, please go to the staff Guide to Academic Profiles for further information and assistance.