Graduate and Professional Studies' 'Thesis-in-Three' competition challenges postgraduate research (PGR) students to present their research in three minutes, using only three slides, to a non-specialist audience. Competitors distil their niche subjects and intensive research into bite-sized presentations and are challenged to leave the audience with a full understanding of their research and its impacts.
The competition, which is a highlight in the PGR (postgraduate researchers) calendar, is designed to showcase the world-class research taking place at the University of Limerick. It also supports postgraduate research students in their development as confident research communicators.
Following four faculty heats, the final contestants took to stage on 28th April '22 at an event in the Kemmy Business School in conjunction with #ResearchWeekUL.
The final was judged by a panel of four judges; David Jeffrey, CEO Action Point, Dr Gráinne Walshe, Irish Research Council, Eric Clarke, Virgin Media News and Emeritus Professor Mary Dundon.
The competition showed us just how powerful the Community for the Curious is at UL. Huge congratulations to winner, Mark Ryan and runners up, Maria Rybalchenko and Ide O’Shaughnessy.
|Name||Title of Presentation|
|Gail Flanagan||Online Communication in the Irish Technology Sector|
|Christopher Shum||Teaching Adolescents to Connect Thoughts and Feelings: Does the Motus Social Emotional Learning Program Support Secondary School Transition|
|Amy Mathers||Performing Sustainability: An examination into Sustainability Influencers|
|Jill Pitcher Farrell||Investigating Forest Roots on Calcareous Soils|
|Cliodhna Condon||The Representation of Royal Women in the Tudor Period|
|Ide O’Shaughnessy||A new solution to an old problem: tackling emergency department overcrowding|
|Mary Curtin||Farming and Female – Equality in Land Ownership|
|Kyriaki Koupepidou||Clean Fuels: Introducing Storage Tanks of the Future|
|Karen M. Pound||Why should we be worried about the expansions of vicarious liability?|
|Matthieu Milloz||False start detection in athletics|
|Rebecca Tumwebaze||The sustainable agriculture puzzle|
|Maria Rybalchenko||Solving World Problems, One Battery at a Time|
|Mark Ryan||"I'm scared of saying the wrong thing" - An Investigation of Discursive Strategies and Implicit Homophobia|