People Profiler

People Profiler is a web-based system used to display staff profiles for academic, research postgraduate, technical and professional service staff.

Current issues

People Profiler relies on data from an HR system, which has recently been replaced. This has caused problems with the use and presentation of People Profiler. No new profiles can be set up, however, all current profiles will continue to be available.

IT Services provide limited support for the system and are working to resolve issues where possible. The University is looking into an alternative system.

How it works

All listings are sorted alphabetically. Staff, honorary staff and students are listed separately. View an example of People Profiler.

Academic staff use Explore Bristol Research, to communicate their research information. Explore Bristol Research is based on the Pure system.

Integration with Pure

If you are a member of academic staff or research postgraduate with a profile in Pure, the text from your Pure profile is automatically displayed within the ‘Research’ tab of your People Profiler profile. Any publications you are associated with in Pure will also be listed on your People Profiler profile automatically.

If you update your Pure profile, the updates are automatically reflected in People Profiler, however, changes are not instant but update overnight.

Information displayed

The sections listed below are displayed by default in People Profiler profiles. Most fields are optional and won’t display if left blank. For instance, professional services staff may leave research fields blank, preventing the ‘Research’ tab from appearing on their profile.


Displays your name, job title, contact details and office location. These details are pulled in directly from the HR system. If you wish to amend these details, please contact HR.

The page also displays a summary of other sections within your profile.


Displays your memberships within the University. This includes:


Displays your research interests, these are pulled in automatically from your Pure profile. Edit your research interests in Pure.

Research also displays a list of research keywords, which help users find your profile when searching for matching research topics.

Research can list researchers within your research group.


Publications displays a list of your latest publications, pulled in automatically from your Pure profile. You can highlight key publications.


Custom groups can be set up to highlight related staff groupings, eg research areas, administrative teams, etc. These display a list of related staff alongside a description of the grouping.

Groups are maintained by your departmental site administrator.

Maintaining your profile

Each member of staff (and PGR students where appropriate) is responsible for updating their own profile.

Your departmental site administrator is responsible making sure the correct staff and PGR students are listed.



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