2018 – Student 3MT

An 80,000 word thesis would take 9 hours to present. Their time limit… 3 minutes.


The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition was set up by the University of Queensland in 2008.  Since then, the competition has soared in popularity and is competitions are held in over 350 universities across the world. 3MT® is a celebration of PhD research, challenging students to explain their research to a non-specialist audience in three minutes.

For the first time in 2016, Edinburgh Napier University took part in 3MT® and its back this year!

For more information about 3MT®:


Researcher participants:

Denise Allen                SACI                            The Power of Making

Alessandro Feri           Business School          The What, the How & the Why

Lewis Kirkwood           SAS                              Induro response to international enduro mountain bike racing

Amaka Onyianta         SEBE                            Blue dye recovery using biodegradable hydrogels

Melanie Robinson       SEBE                            BIM: Just a funny little acronym or a construction industry revolution?

Craig Stenton              SAS                              Dropping the ball? Juggling noise and other stresses

Naomi Waddell           SHSC                            Interpersonal trauma, substance misuse and pregnancy


Judging Panel: to be announced