Meet our research students
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
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
Patrick's topic is Theta Oscillatory Networks Influence Individual Differences in Cognitive Control Ability.
Patrick is the highest ranked confirmed PhD candidate and will go on to represent UON at the Trans-Tasman final is.
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.