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Three Minute Thesis Competition Winners Announced

The University of Edinburgh Three Minute Thesis Competition final took place on Thursday 27th June 2019

2019 Competition

Three Minute Thesis Finalists

University competition winner: The winner of the University of Edinburgh Three Minute Thesis 2019 competition was Frankie Greenwood from the School of Health in Social Science with her presentation ‘How can I know you when there are no words’ Frankie will now go on to represent the University in the UK and Universitas 21 competitions.

Runner Up: the runner up was Tim Wilkinson from the Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences, with his presentation ‘Big Data for a Big Problem: using real-world data to understand dementia’

‘People’s Choice’: Fiona McQuaid from the School of Biological Sciences won the people’s choice prize with her presentation ‘Malaria: A sticky problem’


The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition requires doctoral researchers to compete to deliver the best research presentation in just 3 minutes (and one slide). It is based on a concept developed by the University of Queensland which quickly spread across Australia and New Zealand, and has gone global.

The University of Edinburgh has run a 3MT competition every year since 2013.

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