Vitae 3MT UK semi-finalists 2016

Congratulations to all our 2016 semi-finalists! Each is the winner of their institution’s Three Minute Thesis competition. Presentations were reviewed, scored and discussed by our semi-final judging panel.

Megan Tiddeman, Department of Modern Languages, Aberystwyth University, Money Talks: Italian in trade records in medieval England (1200-1450)

Barbara Harrington, Creative Writing, Bath Spa University, "Haunting Moments in Flannery O'Connor and in Movies"

Rebecca Turvill, Education, Brunel University, Why don't all children have good number sense?

Amy Codd, Division of Cancer and Genetics, School of Medicine, Cardiff University, How do you kill the Hydra? Targeting cancer stem cells with T cell immunotherapy

Tony Fusco, Department of Psychology, City University London, How do you develop Authentic Leaders?

Donna Udall, Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience, Coventry University, BaD Earth: Can Biochar and Digestate save our soils?

Dennis Bernieh, Health & Life Sciences, De Montfort University, It's in a Drop of Blood

David Whiteley, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Care, Edinburgh Napier University, Hep hep hooray?

Clara Hollomey, School of Engineering and Built Environment, Glasgow Caledonian University, Charlie's Problem -  Simulation of the Effects of Hearing Loss on Music Perception

Lucy Blandford, Dental Institute, King's College London, A Gut Feeling About a Cancer-Causing Toxin

Yousaf Khan, Pharmacy, Chemistry and Life Sciences, Kingston University, Power of the Sun in the Palm of our hands

Amanda DeSalvatore, Public Health, Faculty of Health and Medicine, Lancaster University, 8-months pregnant Olympian still faster than you: Linking information source to knowledge about physical exercise during pregnancy

Raihana Sharir, Research Institute Sports and Exercise Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University, Knee Injury: Is it the end of a sporting career?

Natalie Savona, Public Health & Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Who chose your breakfast?

Joseph Ford, Department of Social Sciences, Loughborough University, How do doctors empathise with patients in palliative care?

Eleanor Cranmer, Deptartment of Tourism and Events Management, Hollings Faculty, Manchester Metropolitan University, Developing an Augmented Reality (AR) Business Model for Cultural Heritage Tourism

Graham McClelland, Stroke Research Group, Newcastle University, When is a stroke not a stroke?

Kate Wilkinson, School of English & Drama, Queen Mary, University of London, What are letters doing in twenty-first century novels?

Ronak Janani, Materials and Engineering Research Institute, Sheffield Hallam University, Safe, solid and strong electrolytes

Shakiela Davies, Psychology, Swansea University, Age of Acquisition: New ways of understanding early word learning in the brain

Svenja Kroeger, School of Biological Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Variation in female yellow-bellied marmot reproductive strategies

Jemma Rowlandson, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Bath, Saving the World with Leerdammer Cheese

Mathew Schofield, Physics and Astronomy, University of Birmingham, Looking at Sound Waves inside stars with the NASA TESS satellite

Sam Briggs, Chemistry, University of Bristol, Polymers to Protocells: How can Chemistry help us understand the Origins of Life?

Lydia Harkin, College of Health and Wellbeing, University of Central Lancashire, Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost: Navigating Online Cancer Communities

Asuka Sakuta, Dance, University of Chichester, 'Flow' experience in Dance

Simon Dickinson, Geography, University of Exeter, How is welfare constituted post-disaster? Exploring emergent spaces of public action after the Christchurch (New Zealand) 2010-11 earthquakes

James Scotson, School of Applied Sciences, University of Huddersfield, Medicine for the Masses

Rebecca Kinsley, Medway School of Pharmacy, University of Kent, The Influenza Impersonator

Inga Reichelt, School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Leeds, You are what you work?

Sameer Kurmani, Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Leicester, Blood Cells Chew the Fat: A New Way to Treat Heart Disease

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Ryan Austin, School of Life Sciences, University of Lincoln, Identifying the Missing; Utilising Strontium Isotopes for Geolocation; Finding the Voice of Guatemalas Forgotten

Ahmed Al-Naher, Institute of Translational Medicine, University of Liverpool, Personalised kidney function monitoring in heart failure patients

Kirsty McIntyre, Institute for Human Development, University of Manchester, The Inside Story of Pregnancy

Faraz Khan, Biosciences, University of Nottingham, Underutilised crop for food security; bambara groundnut

Tomasz Dobrzycki, Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Oxford, Using zebrafish to improve leukaemia treatments

Liam Satchell, Psychology, University of Portsmouth, Factors Affecting the Accurate Detection of Trait Aggression from Gait

Ioannis Zoulias, School of Systems Engineering, University of Reading, Owning a virtual you: How do you know that this is your body?

Gary Kerr, Environment and Life Sciences, University of Salford, The role of science festivals in society

Maneesh Kuruvilla, School of Psychology & Neuroscience, University of St Andrews, The role of entorhinal cortex in local and global spatial memory

John Ritchie, Faculty of Arts & Humanities, University of Stirling, How films conveyed Scottishness prior to, during and immediately after the transition to sound (1927-1933)

Xi Yu, Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Strathclyde, Modelling offshore wind farm operation and maintenance with view to estimating the benefits of condition monitoring

Katie Ward, Department of Culture, University of Sunderland, The Lived Experiences of Transgender People in North East England

Simon Steenson, Diabetes and Metabolic Medicine, University of Surrey, Life is sweet: sugar and cardiovascular diseases

Anna Webb, School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, University of Sussex, Quantum Computing with Single Atoms

Pavlina Theodosiou, Bristol Bioenergy Centre, University of the West of England, The Power Within: A new perspective

Pamela Campbell, School of Health, Nursing & Midwifery, University of the West of Scotland, Families after weight management?

Henri Kouam Tamto, Faculty of Business, University of Wales Trinity St David, Business Start ups in Developing Countries

Robin Law, Psychology, University of Westminster, The cortisol awakening response and brain function

Kuntal Singh, Biology, University of York, Feeding the world with a good grain



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