2016 3MT® competition

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3MT® has concluded at La Trobe for 2016. The 2016 La Trobe Champion is Sangeeta Rathi . First runner up is Perla Guarneros, with a second runner up prize for Lisa Furlong. Our People's Choice Winners are Rachel Loney-Howes and Ingrid Wilson.

  • Winner: Sangeeta Rathi – ‘Can you fix my shoulder?’
  • First runner up: Perla Guarneros - 'Protecting the Human Rights of Migrants in Mexico.’
  • Second runner up: Lisa Furlong – ‘Towards the development of a Virtual Speech Pathologist.’
  • People's choice: Rachel Loney-Howes – ‘Being seen, being heard, being believed.’; Ingrid Wilson - 'Women’s experience of alcohol-related intimate partner violence: a qualitative study.'

Watch videos of this year’s La Trobe 3MT finalists

2016 3MT finalists’ videos

2016 3MT - Sangeeta Rathi

Presentation from La Trobe's 3MT Championship

2016 3MT - Rachel Loney-Howes

Presentation from La Trobe's 3MT Championship

2016 3MT - Perla Guarneros

Presentation from La Trobe's 3MT Championship

2016 3MT - Mijke Mulder

Presentation from La Trobe's 3MT Championship

2016 3MT - Katie Buckley

Presentation from La Trobe's 3MT Championship

2016 3MT - Lisa Furlong

Presentation from La Trobe's 3MT Championship

2016 3MT - Ingrid Wilson

Presentation from La Trobe's 3MT Championship

2016 3MT - Hannah MacDougall

Presentation from La Trobe's 3MT Championship


Championship details

Our guest MC, Dr Shane Huntington (Host, 3RRR’s Einstein-A-Go-Go) attended on 7 September at Melbourne Campus to cheer on our eight finalists as they vied for the title of La Trobe 3MT Champion 2016. The winner received a $5000 research support grant, and the right to represent La Trobe at the Asia-Pacific Final.

3MT finals fill lecture theatres around the country. During Research Week, we supported our graduate researchers as a La Trobe community that values the contribution they make to the University's research efforts.

The 3MT Championship is one of the premier events on the La Trobe research calendar. It’s a fun, fast-paced event that asks PhD candidates to describe their research to a non-specialist audience in under three minutes.

Finalists

  • Rachel Loney-Howes - Being seen, being heard, being believed.
  • Mijke Mulder - A descriptive grammar of Muklom Tangsa.
  • Hannah MacDougall - A core strength training program for the brain: A well-being and performance enhancement program for Para sport athletes.
  • Perla Guarneros - Protecting the Human Rights of Migrants in Mexico.
  • Sangeeta Rathi - Can you fix my shoulder?
  • Lisa Furlong - Towards the development of a Virtual Speech Pathologist.
  • Katie Buckley - Voice of the Game: Everyone’s game.
  • Ingrid Wilson - Women’s experience of alcohol-related intimate partner violence: a qualitative study.

La Trobe Championship judges

  • Professor Jane Long, Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor
  • Mr Misha Ketchell, Managing Editor of The Conversation
  • Dr Clare Wright, Stella and Alice Literary Prize-winning author of The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka and
  • Dr Frank Udovicic, Research Manager, Royal Botanical Gardens