Congratulations to our 2023 3MT Contestants!

Our Faculty Three Minute Thesis competition held on Wednesday 28 June gave us the opportunity to hear from nine of PhD candidates. It was an impressive round!

Well done to all presenters!

Left to right: Hannah Nguyen, Economics; Chuying Cheng, Accounting; Mark Drehlich, Management; Madeleine Hale, Law; Isa Abiodun Alade, Law; Vinh Hua, Finance; Jagvinder Brar, Management

Presenting via Zoom: Nishant Kashyap (ISB), Finance; Sahan Fernando, Management

Congratulations to the winning presenter, runner up and people’s choice:

  • First place: Madeleine Hale, Deakin Law School – “Free Speech, Democracy and Social Media”
  • Runner up: Jagvinder Brar, Dept of Management – “The Impact of Humour Style Congruence on Person-Supervisor fit in the Workplace”
  • Peoples’ choice: Vinh Hua, Dept of Finance – “Social Media and Stock Market Quality”

Thank you to our judging panel:

  • Dr Jeanette Fyffe, Director Researcher Development
  • Dr David Tan, Lecturer Deakin Law School
  • Dr Stef Johnstone, Research Funding and Development, Deakin Business School

While judging was underway, we were lucky to have Prof Shiri Krebs present her own ‘3MT’ on her research into “Blind Spots in Predictive Counterterrorism”.

Madeleine and Jagvinder will now contest the Deakin University 3MT grand final. We strongly encourage you to attend this event and support your fellow HDR candidates. These are important research events focusing on research communication, employability for HDR students and research community.


The event will also incorporate the final of the Visualise Your Thesis competition – a pre-recorded audio-visual multimedia competition that showcases as researchers project in just 60 seconds.

Help celebrate our rising research stars by attending Three Minute Thesis & Visualise Your Thesis University Grand final event!

3 August 2023, 3pm to 5 pm (in-person event, Building LC, Burwood campus)

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