3 Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition Final, Charles Sturt University

  • Hewis, J. (Participant)
  • Jen Schwarz (Participant)
  • Amanda Cooke (Participant)
  • Deb Metcalf (Participant)
  • Mitchell Kunnen (Participant)

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The Asia-Pacific Three minute Thesis Competition (3MT ®) is an annual competition where research candidates present their research topic in 3 minutes, using only one slide, to an audience of people who are mostly outside their discipline.

The 3MT competition is an excellent way to develop skills for communicating research ideas in ways which are precise, concise, engaging and accessible for people from various disciplines. It is an opportunity to bring your research to a broad audience, demonstrate your presentation skills, and win some great prizes.

Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a competition developed by The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia. For more information and take at look at previous 3MT events.

The 3MT Competition Final at Charles Sturt University was held on 1st July 2020, 4-6 pm

The Charles Sturt 3MT finalists and their topic:

Mr Mitchell Kunnen – Faculty of Science – ‘Determining psychological readiness after ACL injury’. He is based at the Bathurst campus and hails from Orange.
Ms Mandy Cooke – Faculty of Arts and Education – ‘It’s not just physical: Understanding risk-taking in early childhood education’. She is an online student based in Anglesea, Victoria.
Ms Tabita Tan – Faculty of Science – ‘Saving the goats: Why we need an outbreak response plan for Q fever’. She is based at the Wagga Wagga campus and hails from Melbourne.
Ms Debra Metcalf – Faculty of Business, Justice and Behavioural Science – ‘Understanding consumer perceptions of novel foods using hemp food as an exemplar'. She is based at the Wagga Wagga campus and hails from Narrandera.
Mr Johnathan Hewis – Faculty of Science – ‘Surviving the tunnel: The lived experience of distress in Magnetic Resonance Imaging’. He is based at the Port Macquarie campus.
Ms Jennifer Schwarz – Faculty of Business, Justice and Behavioural Science – ‘Understanding and supporting adults who ask ‘Am I Autistic?’. She is based at the Wagga Wagga campus.
Period01 Jul 2020
Event typeOther
LocationWagga Wagga, Australia, New South WalesShow on map