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Three Minute Thesis Final promises an exciting showcase of ECU research

Friday, 13 September 2019


ECU 3MT Final

Date: Friday, 20 September
Time: 3.30 – 5.00pm
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Discover the research being conducted by ECU’s Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Master by Research students at the ECU 2019 Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition Final.

In this fast-paced competition, the 3MT cultivates students’ academic, presentation, and research communication skills. Presenting in a 3MT competition increases their capacity to effectively explain their research in three minutes, in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.

The Asia-Pacific 3MT Competition is hosted by The University of Queensland and features competitors representing universities from across Australia, New Zealand, Oceania, North-East Asia and South-East Asia.

The 2019 3MT Final will be held on Friday, 20 September on Joondalup Campus. ECU’s winning PhD candidate will be competing with 56 students from participating universities at the Asia-Pacific 3MT Competition in October.

Join us to hear about their exciting projects, vote in the people’s choice and celebrate with our winner at the networking sundowner. Register now for what promises to be a great event.

ECU 2019 Three Minute Thesis Competition Finalists

  1. Natalie Burgis, School of Arts and Humanities – ‘False guilty pleas'
  2. Kourosh Esfandiar, School of Business and Law - 'Understanding Pro-environmental behaviours of national park visitors'
  3. Claire Adams, School of Arts and Humanities – ‘Mental health help-seeking among older adults with chronic disease - a path to behaviour change’
  4. Gemma Foxall, School of Education – ‘When autism strikes'
  5. Wei Zhang, School of Education – ‘National identity dilemma of international students’
  6. Sandra Parsons, School of Education – ‘Autism and education’
  7. Ana Wang, School of Medical and Health Sciences – ‘Glycons affect heart condition’
  8. Lisa Motteram, School of Medical and Health Sciences – ‘We’ve got junk in our trunk’
  9. Lucy Butcher, School of Medical and Health Sciences – ‘Food security’
  10. Chanelle Webster, School of Science – ‘Climate change-an a-salt on sea grasses'

If you miss this event, recordings of the talks will be made available on the ECU 3MT Playlist on YouTube soon after the event.

For more information, contact Sharon Smart, Graduate Research School

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