A key capability for any successful researcher is being able to communicate their research and its impact to all audiences. QUT’s Graduate Research Education & Development (GRE+D) hosts the annual Graduate Research Student Showcase in September each year.

The event is a celebration of QUT’s graduate research student talent with the QUT Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) and Visualise Your Thesis (VYT) Grand Finals.

The 3MT and VYT are research communication competitions designed to assist graduate research students to communicate their research and its impact to a general audience.

The showcase is a public event highlighting the research of our finalists to students, staff, and the public.

2021 showcase

The next showcase will be held on 15 September 2021.

Register for the 2021 showcase

2020 showcase

Thanks to everyone who made our 2020 event a success. See an overview of the 2020 showcase.

We support our contestants 

We are invested in preparing our students through our Graduate Research Education and Development (GRE+D) framework. With specialized training and coaching in research articulation and public speaking, our students develop skills in communicating their research and its impact to broad audiences.

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QUT Three Minute Thesis (3MT®)

Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is an international competition which cultivates graduate students’ academic, presentation, and research communication skills. Graduate researchers have just 3 minutes to explain their research and its significance in a compelling speech. 3MT® challenges graduate researchers to consolidate their ideas and research discoveries so they can be presented concisely to a non-specialist audience.

2020 Finalists

Kelly Wilson-Stewart

Nurses - because they're worth it!

My research investigates which factors influence staff dose levels and will inform future efforts to minimise occupational dose to better protect staff.

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Aleesha Rodriguez

A controversy analysis of Tesla’s big battery

My research looks at how a wager on Twitter resulted in the construction of the world’s largest lithium-ion battery, sparking a controversy that has shaped Australia’s renewable energy transition.

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Jayanti Arun Mendhi

Mussel inspired coatings to win the race for the surface

My research coats dental implants with an adhesive chemical that allows incorporation of antibacterial elements to prevent bacterial infection and enhance healing at the same time.

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Sarah Dillon

Managing Emotions in the Fog of Uncertainty: An Entrepreneur's Perspective

We can all learn from the strategies entrepreneurs use to manage their emotions, which is what my research aims to uncover.

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Stephen Hausler

Place Recognition Anywhere, Anytime: Inspired By Human and Rodent Navigation

My research is all about improving autonomous navigation, whether it be for a robot or a driverless car.

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Zoe Mellick

Walking the chain: Perspectives on sustainability in the fashion value chain

My presentation explains how understanding people’s perspectives around the value of sustainability in the fashion supply chain is critical to improving how our clothing is made.

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Zoe Vaill

Bullying is not tolerated at this university

Bullying can impact a student’s academic performance, mental health and physical health, yet universities are not required by law to have student anti-bullying policies. Without regulations, how informative and usable are the policies universities provide students?

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Visualise Your Thesis (VYT)

Visualise Your Thesis challenges graduate research students to present their research in a sixty second, eye-catching digital display. Entrants are tasked with developing a striking presentation to encapsulate their research projects in short, engaging, digital narratives.

2020 Finalists

Julie Vermeir

A Novel Cognitive Training Program for Adults with Chronic Pain

Mehrnoosh Mirzaei

Interaction Design Technologies for Children to Leave Safe Behaviour in Natural Emergency Situations

Mohammad Hassan Faramarzian Borojeni

Cooperative Automated Vehicle with Intention Awareness Augmented Reality (CAVIAAR) HMI to model Intention Awareness in Automated Vehicles

Nicole Simone

How Can School Teachers Embed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples’ Histories and Cultures in Mathematics?

Raquel Sanchez Diaz

A biomaterials approach towards improved integration of percutaneous devices

Samar Amari

Geopolymer Fabrication using Minerals Waste

Sara Respati

Network-Scale Arterial Traffic State Prediction

Contact us

Get in touch if you've got questions about our graduate research education program.

For enquiries about our Graduate Research Education and Development (GRE+D) program, email gred@qut.edu.au

For enquiries about graduate research industry engagement, email hdr.intern@qut.edu.au