After winning the UQ Final of the Three Minute Thesis Competition, I travelled to the University of Western Australia to compete against 42 other PhD students from Australia, New Zealand and Fiji. I was blown away by the quality of the presentations and the importance of the research. I can’t imagine how the judges managed to make a decision but I ended up coming out on top. Click for more.
The Chair of the judging panel, Professor Zlatko Skrbis from UQ, said while it was an unenviable task, the decision on the winner was unanimous. “Science is not like an independent republic in which people speak jargon. Matthew had the whole package. His ideas were clear and he was incredibly engaging,” Professor Skrbis said. [Full story here]
Thank you to the people who helped develop my 3MT: Jason Tangen, Will Harrison and Melanie McKenzie. I had a great time in Perth and very much appreciate the hospitality and harbour cruise provided by UWA!