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Three Minute Thesis (3MTⓇ)

ECU Research Uncovered 2018 (3MT and 1MP competition finals)
Thursday, 13 September, 4.00 – 6.00pm
Mount Lawley Campus, Room 17.157

To watch this event online, visit Research Week Live

Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) celebrates the exciting research conducted by Higher Degree by Research candidates. Developed by The University of Queensland (UQ), the exercise cultivates students’ academic, presentation, and research communication skills. The challenge? To present their thesis to a non-specialist audience in just three minutes, with only one PowerPoint slide.

Join us at the final on Thursday 13 September to find out more about ECU research and support the research students as they compete for a place in the ECU final.

Watch our past finalists on our YouTube 3MT playlist.

Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competitors

Vote for your favourite presentation in the People’s Choice Award

1. Fleur Sharafizad
School of Business and Law
The Careers of Female Academics: Bottlenecks in the Academic Pipeline
2. Senali Madugoda Gunaratnege
School of Business and Law
Cash to cashless payment preference bandwagon: Cultural influence

3.Simmone Pogorzelski
School of Education
The role of text type in the reading development of beginning readers

4. Danica-Lea Larcombe
School of Science
Cities in Distress

5. Georgios Mavropalias
School of Medical and Health Sciences
The Missing Element

6. Navid Mousavi
School of Engineering
A cleaner renewable energy solution

7. Xueqing (Ana) Wang
School of Medical and Health Sciences
Coxsackievirus: Cut your proteins like a pair of scissors

8. Aus Molan
School of Medical and Health Sciences
Feline Effects and Insulin Insights

9. Shehan Caldera
School of Engineering
How to Train Your Robot


3MT People Choice Award - Vote for your favourite 3MT presentation

One Minute to Pitch It (1MP) Competitors

Vote for your favourite 1MP competitor


1. Dr Jalleh Sharafizad
Business and Law
Inter-firm co-operation and networking among regional SMEs

2. Dr Mehran Nejati
School of Business and Law
Corporate social responsibility

3. Professor Lisa Whitehead
Nursing and Midwifery

4. Dr Marc Sim
Medical and Health Sciences
Falls prevention in older populations

5. Associate Professor Erin Godecke
Medical and Health Sciences
Aphasia rehabilitation (Health)

6. Professor Ken Nosaka
Medical and Health Sciences
Eccentric exercise
7. Professor Rob Newton
Medical and Health Sciences
Exercise medicine

8. Dr Therese O'Sullivan
Medical and Health Sciences
Child health

9. Dr Lois Balmer
Medical and Health Sciences
Diabetes and diabetic complications

10. Dr Ma'en Zaid Abu-Qamar
Nursing and Midwifery
Foot problems in Western Australia

11. Dr Gordana Dermody
Nursing and Midwifery
Health-assistive smart homes to help older people age-in-place

12. Mrs Karla Seaman
Nursing and Midwifery
End of Life Care

13. Dr Ata Nosrati
Water purification


1MP Peoples Choice Award - Vote for your favourite

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