E-news Issue 7
Wednesday, 08 September 2021
Charles Darwin University
Winners have been selected for the Virtual Three Minute and Visualise your Thesis Competitions at CDU.
Winners have been selected for the Virtual Three Minute and Visualise your Thesis Competitions at CDU.

Virtual Three Minute and Visualise your Thesis competition winners announced

Winners have been announced for Higher Degree by Research (HDR)’s Virtual Three Minute (3MT) and Visualise your Thesis Competitions 2021.

Two engaging presentations unpacking the complexities of the philosophy of human cognition and research that will improve the management of bronchiectasis in First Nation children​ have won this year’s competitions.

College of Indigenous Futures Education and the Arts PhD candidate, Merin Nielsen, won the 3MT competition first prize for his research that integrates philosophy and cognitive research to understand how the human brain functions to inspire future development of artificial intelligence.

Kobi Schutz​, a PhD Candidate from Menzies School of Health Research, was the winner of the Visualise Your Thesis Competition.

She created a video animation to showcase an evidence-based approach to manage bronchiectasis in First Nations children. Her research will help improve the quality of life of children with this disease.

Mr Nielson and Ms Schutz both received a $2,000 research grant and will represent CDU at the international finals and compete for $5,000 research grants.

The runner-up for the Virtual 3MT went to Asia Pacific College of Business and Law HDR Candidate, Mingxiao Zhao, for their presentation "Intellectual Capital as a Key Driver to Achieve Sustainability – Evidence from China".

Master by Research candidate Billee McGinley came in second at Visualise Your Thesis with her video animation that explores the feasibility for sustainable development of land-based utility-scale solar and wind farms in the Northern Territory.

The winner of the People's Choice for the Virtual 3MT was a PhD Candidate Farida Habib Semantha for her presentation "Data Privacy in Healthcare Sector". 

Master by Research student Khaleda Yasmin won People's Choice with her Visualise Your Thesis video animation "The Challenges and Obstacles for Conducting Credible National Elections: Bangladesh Perspective".

The competitions aim to celebrate the research by PhD and Master by Research students and cultivate their academic, presentation and research communication skills.

Any enquiries and entries can be addressed to rifka.sibarani@cdu.edu.au