3 Minute Thesis Competition

It was a full house for the ILAS 3MT heat at the PG conference last Thursday, where twelve feisty participants offered their pacey and polished presentations.

3MT - Casper Bienek

Caspar Bienek, School of Politics, Philosophy, International Relations & Environment

Margaret Thatcher and Europe: What was the UK policy towards the Single European Act and what does this say about Mrs Thatcher's attitude towards the European Community?

3MT - Angela Blanchard

Angela Blanchard, School of Psychology

Through fog: An autoethnography of childhood emotional neglect

3MT - Yolanda Gómez Gálvez

Yolanda Gómez Gálvez, Institute for Science & Technology in Medicine (ISTM)

What is the connection between ageing and Parkinson’s disease?

3MT - Emma Green

Emma Green, Institute for Science & Technology in Medicine (ISTM)

The potential roles of vitamin B3 in Parkinson’s disease

3MT - James Hall

James Hall, Institute for Primary Care & Health Sciences

The use of economic modelling in stratified care for low back pain

3MT - Matthew Kose-Dunn

Matthew Kose-Dunn, School of Life Sciences

How to build a brain circuit for Parkinson’s disease research

3MT - John McGowan-Fazakerley

John McGowan-Fazakerley, School of Politics, Philosophy, International Relations & Environment

Papal diplomacy and the foreign policy of the Holy See: What constitutes papal diplomacy during the period of the 1970s-1980s?

3MT - Sarah McKevitt

Sarah McKevitt, Institute for Primary Care & Health Sciences

Physical activity (PA) in people with osteoarthritis (OA) and comorbidity: A multimethod study

3MT - Annabelle Machin

Annabelle Machin, Institute for Primary Care & Health Sciences

Anxiety and depression in patients with inflammatory arthritis

3MT - Grant Mitchell

Grant Mitchell, School of Politics, Philosophy, International Relations & Environment

Dealing with the Radical Right: Mainstream Parties and Competition Strategies

3MT - Anya Osborn

Anya Osborn, School of Life Sciences

Development of a novel cell replacement therapy to treat age-related hearing loss

3MT - Marty Parker

Marty Parker, Institute for Primary Care & Health Sciences

Age, Work and Health

Proceedings were smoothly hosted by Pro Vice-Chancellor David Amigoni who outlined the history and background of the Queensland 3MT competition and the local arrangements for the Keele competition 2018.

Keele 3MT 2018 has been coordinated by ILAS with competition heats taking place across the university. The grand final will be held at the KPA Bob Beattie Postgraduate Student of the Year Awards Evening on Monday 18th June 2018 in the Salvin Room, Keele Hall.

The Keele winner will represent the university in the Vitae National competition , where finalists from all participating institutions (58 last year) will take part in the Vitae hosted the virtual semi-final. From here six finalists will be selected to perform live at the Vitae Researcher Development International Conference during the gala dinner in Birmingham on the 17th September 2018.

Amazon voucher prizes were awarded to four presenters; Angela Blanchard, Sarah McKevitt, Anabelle Machin and Grant Mitchell. Sarah McKevitt also received the People’s Prize. These four presenters have secured places in the final round of the competition and further decisions will be made when all of the preliminary heats have taken place.

3MT - Sarah McKevitt People's Prize

Congratulations to all of our presenters, the competition was one of the conference highlights and rated ‘most enjoyable’ part of the day in the conference feedback: “All the speakers were excellent and it is a great opportunity to learn about different areas of research.”

Enjoy the presentations again here.