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Edit your staff profile

Your staff profile is made up of information taken from systems including Pure and Subscribe.  This page explains how to update each section of your profile.

Professor Hywel Morgan

Director of Inst for Life Sciences (Int)

Connect with Hywel


Address: B85, East Highfield Campus, University Road, SO17 1BJ (View in Google Maps)

How to update your personal details

Profile photo
Upload your profile photo in Subscribe (opens in a new tab). Your profile photo in Pure is not linked to your public staff profile. Choose a clear, recent headshot where you are easily recognisable. Your image should be at least 340 by 395 pixels. 

To change your name or prefix title contact Ask HR (opens in new tab)  If you want to update an academic title you'll need to provide evidence e.g. a PhD certificate. The way your name is displayed is automatic and cannot be changed. You can also update your post-nominal letters in Subscribe (opens in a new tab).

Job title
Raise a request through ServiceNow (opens in a new tab) to change your job title (40 characters maximum) unless you're on the ERE career pathway. If you're on the ERE path you can not change your main job title, but you can request other minor updates through Ask HR (opens in new tab). If you have more than one post only your main job title will display here, but you can add further posts or roles in other sections of your profile.

Research interests (for researchers only)
Add up to 5 research interests. The first 3 will appear in your staff profile next to your name. The full list will appear on your research page. Keep these brief and focus on the keywords people may use when searching for your work. Use a different line for each one.

In Pure (opens in a new tab), select ‘Edit profile’. Under the heading 'Curriculum and research description', select 'Add profile information'. In the dropdown menu, select 'Research interests: use separate lines'.

Contact details
Add or update your email address, telephone number and postal address in Subscribe (opens in a new tab). Use your University email address for your primary email. 

You can link to your Google Scholar, LinkedIn and Twitter accounts through Pure (opens in a new tab). Select ‘Edit profile’.  In the 'Links' section, use the 'Add link' button. 

Create or connect your ORCID ID in Pure (opens in a new tab). Select ‘Edit profile’ and then 'Create or Connect your ORCID ID'.

Accepting PhD applicants (for researchers only)
Choose to show whether you’re currently accepting PhD applicants or not in Pure (opens in a new tab). Select ‘Edit profile’. In the 'Portal details' section, select 'Yes' or 'No' to indicate your choice. 


Hywel Morgan is professor of bioelectronics in the School of Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) having moved from the University of Glasgow in 2003. From 2016 to 2022 he was deputy head of school research, responsible for the REF 2020 submission, and he also led the development of the school’s biomedical engineering undergraduate degree programme.

His research interests are in microfluidics, bio-sensors and lab-on-a-chip technologies. In 2001 he was awarded a Royal Society-Leverhulme Senior Research Fellowship at the University of Oxford, and in 2004 won the Desty memorial prize for innovation in separation science. From 2013 to 2017 he was a Royal Society industry fellow with Sharp Labs.   He is co-founder and director of Verso Biosense, developing implantable vital signs sensors, and iFast Diagnostics commercialising rapid antimicrobial resistance tests.  He is a scientific advisor to several companies including Nuclera Nucleics. He has published nearly 300 journal papers, and is editor of Microfluidics and Nanofluidics. From 2015 to 2020 he held a Royal Society Wolfson research merit award. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics, the Royal Society of Chemistry, and the IET. In 2019 he was elected a fellow of the Learned Society of Wales, and in 2020 he was awarded an MBE for services to Biomedical Engineering.

How to update your 'about' section

You can update this in Pure (opens in a new tab). Select ‘Edit profile’. Under the heading and then ‘Curriculum and research description’, select ‘Add profile information’. In the dropdown menu, select - ‘About’.

Write about yourself in the third person. Aim for 100 to 150 words covering the main points about who you are and what you currently do. Clear, simple language is best. You can include specialist or technical terms.

You’ll be able to add details about your research, publications, career and academic history to other sections of your staff profile.

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