On 15 July eighteen talented research students explained their thesis at the UON Three Minute Thesis Final.

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Three Minute Thesis 2015

The annual University of Newcastle Three Minute Thesis Final is a showcase of our students' research excellence across all faculties.

Can you explain your thesis in just three minutes?

Eighteen of our talented research students did just that on 15 July at the UON Three Minute Thesis Final.


There was a range of fascinating topics presented to the judges and the crowd of academics, students, family and friends.

First prize - Katrina Hogan

PhD (Law)
Katrina's topic is Creating an Australian Framework to Nurture Conscious Capitalism.

Second prize - Kurtis Budden

PhD (Immunology & Microbiology)
The title of Kurtis' thesis is Three Minute Faeces: Our Helpful Neighbours in COPD.

Third prize - Patrick Cooper

PhD (Psychology)
Patrick's topic is Theta Oscillatory Networks Influence Individual Differences in Cognitive Control Ability.

Patrick was the highest ranked confirmed PhD candidate and represented UON at the Trans-Tasman final on October 2nd.

View all our 3MT finalists at the University of Newcastle's YouTube page.

If you would like to view more Three Minute Thesis Finalists these are available on the University of Newcastle's YouTube page.

For more information on the competition please see our Three Minute Thesis webpage.

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