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ECU Research Week 2018 was held in September and showcased some of our recent research breakthroughs, as well as providing information on postgraduate research degrees and opportunities.

The research matters explored throughout the week reached an audience of over 5,700 attendees, online and on campus. Events highlighted the research achievements, collaboration, impact and contribution to knowledge and society created by our staff and students and attracted attention from our current and future students, community, industry and international partner institutions.

Research Uncovered

Three Minute Thesis (3MT) and One Minute to Pitch It (1MP) competitions showcased some of ECU's best early career researchers who were challenged to present their research to a panel of judges in just one or three minutes. See the winners below:

Three Minute Thesis – ECU PhD Candidate Winners

  • 1st - Simmone Pogorzelski, School of Education, The role of book type in the reading development of beginning readers
  • 2nd - Fleur Sharafizad, School of Business and Law, The Careers of Female Academics: Bottlenecks in the Academic Pipeline
  • 3rd - Navid Mousavi, School of Engineering, A cleaner renewable energy solution
  • People’s Choice - Georgios Mavropalias, School of Medical and Health Sciences, The Missing Element

One Minute to Pitch it – ECU Academic Winners

  • 1st - Dr Ata Nosrati, School of Engineering, Water purification
  • 2nd - Dr Gordana Dermody, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Health-assistive smart homes to help older people age-in-place
  • People's Choice - Dr Mehran Nejati, School of Business and Law, Corporate social responsibility

Research Unbound

To celebrate the 10 year anniversary of Research Week, ECU played host to Research Unbound, an event featuring alumni being reunited with their bound theses. For enquiries, please email

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