Published: July 10, 2019


Congratulations to Life Course Centre student Alice Campbell who was the winner of the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) heat held at the Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) at the University of Queensland this week.

Alice’s 3MT presentation on ‘The prevalence, predictors and outcomes of sexual identity changes in two cohorts of Australian women’, was judged the winner of the ISSR heat and she will now progress to UQ’s Humanities and Social Sciences faculty final on August 7. A Life Course Centre and ISSR PhD student, Alice also claimed the audience people’s choice award. ISSR student Macarena San Martin Porter received the judges’ runner-up award for her presentation on ‘Antenatal mental health: Perinatal and offspring developmental outcomes’.

Alice Campbell delivering her winning 3MT presentation.

Other competitors in the ISSR 3MT heat included Life Course Centre and ISSR students Ella Kuskoff, who presented on ‘Achieving cultural change through policy: An analysis of state intervention in cultural aspects of domestic violence’; and Mehedi Hasan, who presented on ‘Maternal and child health in low and middle income countries: Progress, gaps and directions’. The ISSR heat also featured a practice presentation by Michelle Tran from the UQ School of Economics who presented on ‘Silver Tsunami! Are we ready? Ageing economics, health outcomes and workforce planning’. A former ISSR scholar, Michelle will now present at UQ’s Business Economics and Law faculty final on August 9.

ISSR 3MT competitors Mehedi Hasan, Alice Campbell, Macarena San Martin Porter, Ella Kuskoff, and Michelle Tran.

The winners of Faculty finals then progress to the UQ Final. UQ also hosts the Asia-Pacific 3MT finals. This is the 12th year of UQ’s 3MT competition, which is open to all active PhD and Professional Doctorate (Research) candidates who have successfully passed their confirmation milestone. Presenting in a 3MT competition increases students’ capacity to effectively communicate their research in just three minutes, in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience. Founded by UQ, 3MT is now held in over 600 universities across more than 65 countries worldwide.

For more information about 3MT visit here.