Issue 9
Monday, 02 November 2020
Charles Darwin University
E-news
Dr Winnie Chen, pictured after winning the CDU leg of the Visualise your Thesis competition, went up against entrants from around the world
Dr Winnie Chen, pictured after winning the CDU leg of the Visualise your Thesis competition, went up against entrants from around the world

Student video makes international round

By Carl Pfeiffer

An animation created by a Charles Darwin University PhD student went up against other entrants from around the world as part of an international Visualise your Thesis competition. 

Dr Winnie Chen created the animation to showcase a tool she is developing through the Menzies School of Health Research to help doctors diagnose and manage kidney disease. 

Dr Chen won the CDU leg of the Visualise your Thesis competition in August, allowing her to enter the international Visualise Your Thesis competition, where she went up against entrants from other Australian and international universities.

A practising GP, Dr Chen said it took her around two days to compile the minute-long video, using clear and simple graphics to help explain her research. 

“It’s exciting, I wasn’t expecting to make it to the international leg,” she said.  

“I wanted to communicate the project in simple terms, it is often hard to describe verbally, so using diagrams proved really effective. 

“I’ve had a lot of really good feedback from people who didn’t understand what my research was, saying ‘I finally get what you’re doing’.”  

The clever video explains electronic medical records are like jigsaw puzzles, with many pieces in many places, and describes how her tool helps doctors put the pieces together.  

Dr Chen's video can be viewed here