Faculty three minute thesis winner heads to finals

30 June 2014

Three minute thesis winner Maria Eliza Aguila and Dean Kathryn Refshauge
Three minute thesis winner Maria Eliza Aguila and Dean Kathryn Refshauge

On Thursday 26 June the Faculty of Health Sciences held its annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition at Cumberland campus. 3MT is a competition for postgraduate research students to present their topic and its significance to a non-specialist audience in less than three minutes.

Guests were welcomed to the event by Professor Michael Kassiou and Dr Emma Power gave a guest address.

This year's event was organised by Fiona Pearson, Manager of Graduate Research Studies and Narelle Richardson, Executive Support Project Officer.

The 3MT competition is held at the Faculty each year and is a way of getting students to practice explaining their research to people who are not familiar with their field. The task is aimed at advancing students' skills when applying for funding or engaging media attention.

This year, Health Sciences had 10 entrants. "It was a very successful evening, where our higher degree research students articulated their research in a very short amount of time" said Fiona Pearson.

This year's winner was Maria Eliza Aguila with the topic 'Understanding Brain Chemicals in Migraine'. Maria now goes through to the finals of the University competition which are held during Open Day on 30 August. The Faculty wishes Maria the very best of luck.

Contact: Fiona Pearson

Phone: 02 9036 7344

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