Previous 3MT® finals

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2018 Competition

The 2018 Championship was won by History candidate Douglas Pretsell, for his presentation ‘The Identity Revolution’.

The runner up and peoples’ choice winner was Life Sciences candidate Alicia Dimovsky, for her presentation ‘The Dark Side of Night Lighting’.

Their presentations, together with those of all of the other finalists, can be viewed below:

Douglas Pretsell (History)

Alicia Dimovski (Life Sciences)

Gabriela Constanza Martinez Ortiz (Molecular Sciences)

Piyumini Wijenayake (Business School)

Mariah Alorro (Cancer Medicine)

Thuy Thi Duong (Education)

2017 Competition

The 2017 La Trobe 3MT championship was won by Law PhD candidate Perl Guarneros-Sanchez, and the runner-up was Natasha Brockwell (LIMS) The peoples’ choice award went to Vaheesan Rajabal (Life Sciences).

The 2017 finalists from each College were:

ASSC

SHE

2016 Competition

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 and Ingrid Wilson, Women’s experience of alcohol-related intimate partner violence: a qualitative study.


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