2013 3MT Event

In 2013, Ryan McMullan from the School of Social Sciences and Psychology impressed the judges most, winning the event against strong competition from across Western Sydney University.

The Runner Up and People's Choice Winner was Jenny Shanks from the School of Science and Health.

Winners of the 2013 3MT Event at UWS

2013 Trans-Tasman Finals

Thanks to the outstanding results of Tim Paris in 2012 who went on to win the overall 3MT competition, Western Sydney University was invited to host the Trans-Tasman 3 Minute Thesis Competition Final at the Parramatta campus. We warmly welcomed the finalists from all participating universities, along with their research supervisors, friends and family.


Congratulations to overall Trans-Tasman 3MT winner and people's choice winner:

  • Kelsey Kennedy
    University of Western Australia

Congratulations to runner up:

  • Lily Chang
    University of Auckland

2013 3MT Finalists:

  • Xiao (Demi) Gao, University of South Australia
    Building a better bionic ear
  • Sharon Savage, University of New South Wales
    Giving words new life in dementia
  • Kelsey Kennedy, University of Western Australia
    Feeling for cancer: an imaging tool to make breast cancer surgery more effective
  • Lily Chang, University of Auckland
    An "eye" on Alzheimer's disease
  • Thomas Finn, Massey University
    Oxygen: A double-edged sword for life forms
  • Shu Hui Yau, Macquarie University
    Beeps, Burps and Brains: Auditory Processing in Autism
  • Ksenia Gnevsheva, University of Canterbury
    Non-Native English accents: How malleable are they? 
  • Gemma Sharp, Flinders University
    Paying for Lip Service

In the video below, Tim Paris, Trans-Tasman 3MT winner from 2012, talks about his experience with 3MT.