ACU Five Minute Research Pitch: Success at the national finals

Published: Monday 28th November 2016

Congratulations go to Dr Cath Bishop and Dr David Opar for their success at the national final of the Five Minute Research Pitch held at Southern Cross University.

The national final of the Five Minute Research Pitch (5RP) was held at Southern Cross University on Tuesday 22 November.

The competition is open to academic levels A-C and the idea is to explain your research to an informed lay audience in five minutes using three slides. The competition is divided into two disciplines:

  • Science and Health
  • Humanities, Social Science, Arts and Behavioural Science

Competitors from eight universities participated this year including the winners of the ACU final held in October.

Dr Cath Bishop (National School of Arts) was the winner of Discipline 2 with her pitch: Not Just Pin Money: Colonial Businesswomen in 19th Century Cities

Dr David Opar was placed second in discipline 1 with his pitch: Hamstrung

Congratulation go to Cath and David for their success and for raising the research profile of ACU.