• Question: did you take loads of pictures and take ages to decide which one to use for your profile???

    Asked by cloudy to David, Thiloka, Shonna, Shobhana, Ryan, Ross, Rebecca, Rachel, Patrick, Nina, MattyB, Matthew, Marianne, Lorena, Kate, Kaitlin, James, Ettie, Emmanuelle, Deepak, Anabel, Ambre, Alex, AlexAgrotis, Aina on 19 Jun 2019.
    • Photo: Marianne King

      Marianne King answered on 19 Jun 2019:


      No 🙂 I used the only photo of me I have with a microscope to try and look sciencey 🙂

    • Photo: Matthew Burgess

      Matthew Burgess answered on 19 Jun 2019:


      One of our PhD students is a keen photographer so I asked him to take some of me. My other work ones were getting a bit old!
      (scientists seem to be bad about keeping their pictures up to date on departmental websites. Most group heads you meet have a photo from at least 10 years ago when they started their lab 😂)

    • Photo: David Wilson

      David Wilson answered on 19 Jun 2019:


      It’s a pretty good one isn’t it.
      All the staff at my workplace have our photos taken and we also have pictures of our groups taken too for use as profile or promotional stuff.
      You can see our group here: https://www.ed.ac.uk/mrc-human-genetics-unit/research/boulter-group and find out about other research groups here: https://www.ed.ac.uk/mrc-human-genetics-unit/research

    • Photo: Rachel Hardy

      Rachel Hardy answered on 19 Jun 2019:


      No – I just picked one of my old Facebook profile pictures 🙂

    • Photo: James Streetley

      James Streetley answered on 19 Jun 2019:


      I picked one my girlfriend took on a day trip recently. We also have professional photographs taken at work, but mine is looking a bit out of date and I thought a more relaxed one would be better!

    • Photo: Kate Timms

      Kate Timms answered on 19 Jun 2019:


      No, I use the same for all my professional social media (like my work twitter, linkdin etc) so that I’m easily recognisable online between sites. Quite boring, but it’s useful!

    • Photo: Matthew Bareford

      Matthew Bareford answered on 19 Jun 2019:


      To be honest, I was told I had to have it submitted A.S.A.P and so chose the first one I found on my camera roll!

    • Photo: Rebecca Moon

      Rebecca Moon answered on 19 Jun 2019:


      No! I have about a million pictures of my kids on my phone and virtually none of me. I was trying to take one but my 1 year old wanted to do a selfie too. I had to crop him out!

    • Photo: Kaitlin Wade

      Kaitlin Wade answered on 19 Jun 2019:


      Nope! Like a couple of the people who have answered here, the group I work in tend to take pictures so that we can use them for our website and stuff, so I’ve used that one. But, I’m pretty proud of this picture because it’s of the day that I graduated from my PhD.

    • Photo: Nina Rzechorzek

      Nina Rzechorzek answered on 19 Jun 2019:


      No – I hate cameras! The pic is one my mate Chris took of me during a trip to South Africa where we were learning how to safely dart and transport sick wild animals to hospital. The cheetah in the image was not sick – it was captive because it had a visual problem which meant it would not have survived in the wild (because it would have been unable to hunt – predators normally have superb vision). I say captive, but frankly it had free range of a massive area on a farm out in the bush so it was as close to ‘free’ as you could get. It was also very tame – I certainly wouldn’t recommend getting this close to a wild cheetah.

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