The heat will be on Friday lunchtime for our PhD and Professional Doctorate (Research) students as they compete in the ACU Three Minute Thesis Final competition.
The following students will take place in the final:
Don Parker, School of Philosophy, Faculty of Theology and Philosophy will speak on Know thyself. Psychoanalysis and the Enlightenment Project
Holly Rominov, School of Psychology, Faculty of Health Sciences will speak on Mechanisms impacting the relationship between fathers' mental health and child outcome
Jill Leckey, Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research will speak on Carbohydrate dependence during intense endurance exercise
Rose Ferguson, School of Psychology, Faculty of Health Sciences will speak on Flexible Morality: Testing Assumptions of Moral Credits Models of Moral Balancing
Elodie Chaplais, School of Exercise Science, Faculty of Health Sciences will speak on Big and breakable: Bone health in adolescents with obesity
Brooke Van Zanden, Institute for Positive Psychology and Education will speak on Understanding Gender Differences in Young People’s Motivation and Educational Attainment: Do Gendered Educational Outcomes Vary as a Function of Social and Cultural Background?
Usually, an 80,000 word thesis would take nine hours to present. However, in 3MT students have just three minutes to present a compelling oration on their thesis and its significance in language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.
The winner of the ACU final will then compete in the 2015 Trans-Tasman finals at the University of Queensland on 2 October 2015.