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PhD students fit years of research into minutes for Three Minute Thesis competition

11 August 2022
The Three Minute Thesis Competition develops PhD candidates' ability to explain their research to a non-specialist audience
Doctor of Philosophy students at the University of Sydney Business School took on the challenge to tell the story of their research in just three minutes for the Faculty Heat of the Three Minute Thesis competition.

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition celebrates the inspiring research conducted by higher degree by research students worldwide. Formed by The University of Queensland, the 3MT competition develops the academic, presentation and research communication skills of PhD students.

This year's 3MT Faculty Heat saw seven Business School PhD students present their research in three minutes in language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.

The judging panel consisted of Business School academics: Vince Mitchell, Professor of Marketing, Helena Nguyen, Associate Professor in Work and Organisational Studies, and Buhui Qiu, Associate Professor of Finance and Director of Doctoral Studies.


Thesis: Getting the best value from government buying

Discipline: Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies

Thesis: Emotions and temporal work: Sustaining long-term engagement in cross-sector partnerships

Discipline: Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Thesis: Data Driven Doctors

Discipline: Business Information Systems

Thesis: Apps, Automation and Analytics

Discipline: Work and Organisational Studies

Thesis: Who Cares?

Discipline: Business Information Systems

Thesis: The Big Problem with ultra-high dimensional Big Data

Discipline: Business Analytics

Thesis: Who cares for those who care? Extrinsic emotion regulation in healthcare practitioners

Discipline: Work and Organisational Studies

Hannah Kunst was awarded first place with her three minute thesis presentation on the wellbeing of Australian medical workers and will compete at the University level competition on August 12 for the opportunity to advance to the national finals against winners from other universities.

Winner Hannah Kunst with Vince Mitchell and Ben Breeds

L-R: Vince Mitchell, Hannah Kunst and Ben Breeds

Our distinguished judging panel were impressed with all of the presentations and awarded runner up prizes to Rick Sullivan, Emily Neo and Oliver Hannon.

"There was an exceptionally high standard of engaging delivery and great communication of complex ideas and research problems. We are very fortunate to have some very talented PhD students in the Business School," says Professor Vince Mitchell.

University of Sydney Business School 3MT Faculty Heat 2022

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