Thesis-in-Three' finalists
April '22 ended with #ResearchWeekUL and the now epic 'Thesis-in-Three' final. 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.
Thursday, May 5, 2022

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.

Thesis-in-Three Finalists
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