2019 3MT Event

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition(opens in a new window) celebrates the exciting research being undertaken by research candidates across the Schools and Institutes at Western Sydney University. Developed by The University of Queensland (UQ), the competition cultivates academic, presentation, and research communication skills.

The rules of the competition are simple - present your thesis topic to a general audience in the space of three minutes using one static slide

Our 2019 3MT Winner was Daphne Foong from the School of Medicine with the talk 'Understanding the Pacemaker Cells of the Gut'.

The Runner-up and People's Choice Award went to Rocky Putra from the Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment for the talk 'Silicon, Legumes and Beneficial Bacteria: Closing the Gap of Happiness'.

Proudly supported by UniBank

The 2019 3MT Competition at Western Sydney University is proudly supported by UniBank.

  • 3MT Winner $3,000
  • Runner-up $1,000
  • People's Choice $1,000

UniBank(opens in a new window) is a member owned mutual bank who offer a range of personal banking and services to people working and studying in tertiary and post-secondary education.

2019 3MT Winners

Congratulations to our 2019 3MT Winner:

  • Daphne Foong
    School of Medicine

The Runner-up and People's Choice was awarded to:

  • Rocky Putra
    Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment

School and Institute Winners

  • Kate Naidu
    Institute for Culture and Society
  • Simon Chambers
    The MARCS Institute
  • Yoann Birling
    NICM Health Research Institute
  • Piumee Bandara
    Translational Health Research Institute
  • Bastien Wallace
    School of Business
  • SDayani Kahagala Hewage
    School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics
  • Yanmei Liu
    School of Humanities and Communication Arts
  • Md Asraful Alam
    School of Law
  • Kate O'Reilly
    School of Nursing and Midwifery
  • Corinne Letendre
    School of Science and Health
  • Julia Kantek
    School of Social Sciences and Psychology