Search UniSA



Time is precious and
so is our research.

1 slide. 3 minutes.
Big ideas.


The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®)
is a national competition celebrating the research undertaken by PhD candidates.

Competing for a chance to represent UniSA at the Asia-Pacific 3MT® Final, our PhD candidates communicate their research using 1 slide, and non-technical language in 3 minutes.

The 2018 UniSA 3MT® Grand Final, presented in partnership with The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre, was held on Thursday 23 August 2018 in the Allan Scott Auditorium, City West campus. The event, hosted by broadcaster and journalist Julia Lester, was an exciting evening of research, entertainment and networking.


The Hawke Centre
3 Minute Thesis

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is an academic research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia.

Watch the 2018 UniSA 3MT® Finalist Presentations

First Prize and People’s Choice winner: Brian Murphy - Making white wine crystal clear
Second Prize winner: Tahnee Dening - Our great big "dirty" problem
Equal Third Prize winner: Jeff Ansah - The scientific fortune teller
Equal Third Prize winner: Joe O'Leary - Navigating navigation systems
Finalist: Kate Riggall - Growing minds: a fingerprint for healthy brain development
Finalist: Nina Wilson - Fishy fats are friends in pregnancy
Finalist: Laura Hodgson - Fairbnb
Finalist: Stewart McDougall - Screening for an invisible disability