And the 3 Minute Thesis Finalists Are…

The heats are over, the finalists have been selected, and now it’s almost time to discover who will be AUT’s 2023 doctoral* 3 Minute Thesis champion!

And the finalists are…

Congratulations to:

  • Maryse Fahmi with her presentation entitled “From hot seat to cool feet: Mastering the art of hospital fire evacuation in style!”
  • Fay Amanda Amaral with her presentation entitled “To be or not to be…Career decisions, depression and sense of control – how do our high school students really feel?”
  • David Toomey with his presentation entitled “Unravelling the pain relieving effects of exercise in knee osteoarthritis: What can we learn to enhance rehabilitation?”
  • Nathan Henry with his presentation entitled “What is the healthy limit of pornography use?”
  • Madeline Hayward with her presentation entitled “Ambulance at the bottom of the cliff: Police responses to mental distress and suicide-related jobs”
  • Jia Hui (Sherry) Feng with her presentation entitled “Do words have spaces?”

The six finalists will vie for the title at the 3MT Finals event on Friday 4 August from 4 – 5:30pm in WG308. Their video entries will be screened, the judges will announce the winners, and we’ll celebrate over non-alcoholic drinks & nibbles.

You can attend the event in person, or watch it via live stream. Either way, please register here to secure your place. All attendees will have the chance to vote for the Audience Choice award – so please come and cheer on your colleagues!

The winner of AUT’s finals will go on to compete (virtually) at the Asia-Pacific finals, organised by the University of Queensland. This is a highly prestigious event, and one at which AUT has historically done very well! You can read here on Thesislink about how our 2019 winner Peter Jean-Paul, and 2020 winner Megan Burfoot, earned their places in the Asia-Pacific top 10.

All the very best of luck to each of our finalists!

*This year’s Masters competition unfortunately had to be cancelled.

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