Festival Spotlight: Watch our 3MT Finalists present their thesis in just 3 minutes!

This year’s Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition, held on Thursday 9 June as part of the Doctoral School’s Festival of Doctoral Research, gave a fascinating insight into the diverse areas of doctoral research being conducted at Sussex. With each speaker delivering their presentations to a high quality and in a range of different styles, the judges had some tough decisions to make. You can now watch the 3MT Final presentations in the videos below.

Winner: Belinda Zakrzewska – What’s cooking behind my guinea pig ravioli?
Our 2022 3MT winner is Management PhD candidate Belinda Zakrzewska, who wins £500 towards her research and goes forward to the national Vitae semi-final. Belinda’s talk on the appropriation of indigenous Peruvian cuisine was informative, confident and really encapsulated her research – not easy to do in 180 seconds!

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Runner-up: Jorge Ortiz Moreno – Easing up a differential urban crisis: The case of rainwater harvesting in Mexico City
Our 2022 3MT finalist runner-up is Institute of Development Studies PhD candidate Jorge Ortiz Moreno. Jorge’s talk on the the case of rainwater harvesting in Mexico City was confident and really well presented!

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People’s Choice: Karen Hiestand – Who has more empurrthy, Lassie or Garfield?
Our 2022 3MT finalist People’s Choice winner is Psychology PhD candidate Karen Hiestand who did a fantastic job explaining her thesis on how people understand experiences of animal empathy and investigated the empathic capacities of cats and dogs.

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3MT 2022 Finalist: Jonathan Sadler – How uncertain is medicine?
Our 2022 3MT finalist is Brighton and Sussex Medical School PhD candidate Jonathan Sadler. Jonathan’s talk on the uncertainty of medicine was impressive and really well delivered!

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3MT 2022 Finalist: Karen Patterson – Dis-rupting the lymphatic system with granulomas
Our 2022 3MT finalist is Brighton and Sussex Medical School PhD candidate Karen Patterson. Karen’s talk on how granulomas disrupt lymph node function and damage lymphatic tracks was articulate and very engaging!

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3MT 2022 Finalist: Grazia Ragone – Supporting and understanding autistic children’s interactions through a motion-based sonic system
Our 2022 3MT finalist is Informatics PhD candidate Grazia Ragone. Grazia’s talk on supporting and understanding autistic children’s interactions was informative and interesting to watch!

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3MT 2022 Finalist: Jilan Wei – Who knows better during the pandemic: a politician or a medical expert
Our 2022 3MT finalist is Media Arts and Humanities PhD candidate Jilan Wei. Jilan’s talk on who knows better between politicians and medical experts during the pandemic was eye opening!

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See Sway for more images from the 3MT final, prize-giving ceremony and other Festival events.