School of Philosophy, Psychology & Language Sciences

Psychology student wins School heat of the Three Minute Thesis

Congratulations to Lucas Perry, a first year PhD student, who presented on the ‘Executive Function's Confounding Genetic Confounders’.

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The contest saw seven doctoral researchers compete to a packed audience in delivering the best research presentation in just 3 minutes, using only one slide.

Lucas researches the genetics of executive function development, primarily using molecular genetics methods. He is particularly interested is in genetic mediation, the idea that associations commonly seen as environmental could be better explained by genetics.

Asked how he felt about winning the School heat, Lucas replied: “Mostly surprised. I didn't expect to get this far.”

Lucas will represent the School of PPLS at the College heat, which will take place on Wednesday, 3 May 2023. Lucas will compete alongside fellow PPLS student, Maisy Hallam, who came runner-up and won the People’s Choice Award.

If you would like to support Lucas and Maisy, you can book a ticket to the College heat using the link below. We hope to see you there!

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