05 September 2023


2023 unisa three minute thesis (3MT®) grand final

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Images of Research
Images Hero: Lainie Anderson (UniSA Creative - Winner, 2022 UniSA 3MT Grand Final),
Top: 2022 UniSA 3MT Competition Finalists, Left to Right Maria Vieira (UniSA Stem), Giang Lam (UniSA Clinical and Health Science),
Lainie Anderson (UniSA Creative) and Billy Setiawan (UniSA Justice and Society)
Bottom: UniSA Research, submitted as part of UniSA Images of Research by
Santhni Subramaniam, PhD Candidate, UniSA Clinical and Health Sciences



Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is an international competition celebrating the research undertaken by PhD candidates. 

Competing for a chance to win $3000, and to represent the University of South Australia in the 2023 Asia-Pacific 3MT Competition, our finalists will present their research using non-technical language, with just one slide, in just three minutes.

The seven aspiring PhD candidates will engage the audience with their research, with a representative nominated from each UniSA Academic Unit. Finalists and presentations include:

Sindhrani Dars: Step it up – how people use podiatry services after chemotherapy, representing UniSA Allied Health and Human Performance 

Hayley Caldwell: Recreating the sleeping brain during wake: A comparison of memory mechanisms used to learn, representing UniSA Justice and Society

Rachel Lever: Harmful sexual behaviours displayed by children: Police responses and diversions, representing UniSA Education Futures

Daniel Johnstone: Cancer stories in education, representing UniSA Clinical and Health Sciences

Elita Nuraeny: Architecture and culture: A study of Betawi spatial qualities in modern Jakarta, representing UniSA Creative

Rupinder Kaur: Peptides for a greener future: Boosting mining’s sustainability, representing UniSA STEM

Kathryn Anderson: Does place matter for entrepreneurship and innovation?, representing UniSA Business

Be a part of the experience live in the Allan Scott Auditorium or join the live-stream. The 2023 UniSA 3MT Grand Final is to be opened by the University of South Australia's Professor Marnie Hughes-Warrington AO and hosted by MC Lainie Anderson - winner of the 2022 UniSA 3MT Grand Final. Learn more about their big ideas and help select this year’s People’s Choice winner. 

More information about the University of South Australia's 2023 UniSA 3MT competition. 

A recording of this event will be available approximately one week after the event.

The 2023 UniSA 3MT Grand Final is presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre and the Office for the Dean of Graduate Studies, supported by participating UniSA Academic Units.

Presented by
 The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre and
University of South Australia 

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The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is an academic research communication competition
developed by The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia.

While the views presented by speakers within The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre public program are their own and are not necessarily those of either the University of South Australia, or The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre, they are presented in the interest of open debate and discussion in the community and reflect our themes of: Strengthening our Democracy - Valuing our Diversity - Building our Future. The Hawke Centre reserves the right to change their program at any time without notice.