Vitae 3MT UK semi-finalists 2017

Congratulations to all our 2017 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.

Siobhan Maderson, Geography and Earth Sciences, Aberystwyth University, Beekeepers' Local Environmental Knowledge: A Pathway to Sustainability


Pranav Vasanthi, Mechanical Engineering, Aston University, Investigating E-cigarette toxicity using a physiologically relevant methodology


Thomas Fudge, Mechanical Aerospace and Civil Engineering, Brunel University, Decentralised Sanitation for developing communities with energy and nutrient recovery.



Steven Horne, Religious Studies & Theology, Canterbury Christ Church University, Traveller Theology


Robert Searle, School of Psychology, Cardiff University, Masculinity - A double edged sword?


Madeline Cheah, Faculty of Engineering, Environment and Computing, Coventry University, Intrusion Detected: Reboot Required


Alexadra Davis, Health and Life Sciences, De Montfort University, Mini-me: cancer in 3D.



Claire Reed, Durham University


Alex Kent, School of Applied Sciences, Edinburgh Napier University, Red Vent Syndrome: A Watershed Moment For Wild Salmon?


Daria Freier, School of Engineering and Built Environment, Glasgow Caledonian University, A Brighter Light to Chase Away the Darkness


Hayley Gilman, School of Psychology, Keele University, The effects of celebrity advertising and scepticism to advertising on adults' and children's brand preferences


Emily Prpa, Diabetes & Nutritional Sciences Division, School of Life Sciences & Medicine, Kings Collage London, Does "an apple a day" keep the doctor away?



Lucky Cullen, Science, Engineering and Computing, Kingston University, Antimicrobial Resistance: Can the development of the resistome be predicted?


Daria Kania, Biomedical and Life Sciences, Lancaster University, Minimal toolkits for DNA repair


Sam Scott, Sport and Exercise Sciences, Faculty of Science, Liverpool John Moores University, Is intermittent cycle training an efficient and effective form of exercise for people with type 1 diabetes?


Joanne Eaves, Mathematics Education Centre, School of Science, Loughborough University, The Shortcut to Mathematics


Damar Susilaradeya, Institute of Neuroscience, Newcastle University, Rhythms in movement and in the brain: why do we move 2-3 times per second


Chiemezie Nwosu, Social Sciences, Northumbria University, The Role of Social Media in Public Political Communication: A case study of the Nigerian 2015 Presidential Election


Kriti Bhargava, Computing and Mathematics, PFA Waterford Institute of Technology, Wireless Sensor Based Data Analytics for Precision Farming


Omar Al Hafith, School of Art, Design and Architecture, Plymouth University, Towards a Novel Housing Solution for Iraq: An appropriate and thermally efficient housing design for Iraq


Hannah Thompson, Centre for Genomics and Child Health, The Blizard Institute, Queen Mary University of London, Why are type 2 diabetic patients more likely to get bowel cancer?


Xudan Yao, School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Queens University Belfast, Anti-/De-icing of Aircraft Using CNTs - Saving lives through Science


Peter-James Barron, School of Health Sciences, Robert Gordon University, An investigation of ladder climbing relating to the wind energy industry


Caroline Claissse, Cultural, Communication and Computing Research Institute, Sheffield Hallam University, The Augmented House Museum: Exploring tangible interaction to increase engagement with heritage in house museums


Oliver Runswick, Sport, Health and Applied Sciences, St Mary's University, The effects of anxiety and context on the performance of perceptual-motor skills


Anna Torrens Burton, Psychology, Swansea University, Subjective feelings and cognitive slowings


Alexandra Bridarolli, Eastman Dental Institute, University College London, Regenerative medicine . . . . For canvas


Katarzyna Smug, Chemical Engineering, University of Bath, Oranges versus crude oil: Can we reduce the use of crude oil by using plants?



Meryl Lewis, Psychology, University of Birmingham, Living with a stranger?


Lujain Mirza, School of Media, University of Brighton, Photographing Saudi Women


Alfie Wearn, School of Clinical Sciences, University of Bristol, Helping to treat Alzheimer's disease by detecting 'sticky' memories.



Michael Buttery, Engineering, University of Central Lancashire, Spacecraft lubrication: 48-million miles without an oil change


Andrew Hooper, Social Policy, University of Chichester, Autistic Serendipity: the Beneficial Attributes of Asperger's for Employers


Malabika Ghosh, Health, Psychology & Social Studies, University of Cumbria, Attention deficits in stroke: relationship with postural balance and independence in activities of daily living


Euan Doidge, School of Chemistry, University of Edinburgh, WEEE are Golden: metal recovery by solvent extraction.



Tuesday Watts, Department of Psychology, University of Essex, The discordant development of sexual orientation in identical twins


Tim Gordon, Marine Biology, University of Exeter, Helping Nemo find home


Yeswanth Pulijala, School of Art, Design and Architecure, University of Huddersfield, Virtual Reality Surgery


Magalie Bondu, School of Physical Sciences, University of Kent, Multimodal imaging: a new vision for biomedical applications


Marta Giannichi, School of Geography, University of Leeds, Merchantable Forest: solution or conservation fallacy?


Khalida Azhigulova, School of Law, University of Leicester, In Search of Dignity


Jamie Kunz, School of Law, University of Lincoln, Towards Ecological Law in International Dispute Settlement


Melissa Keogh, School of Materials, University of Manchester, Localised corrosion of Ni-base Superalloys in Seawater


Afrakoma Afriyie Asante, School of Life Sciences, University of Nottingham, Finding the Foe: Alarms for Cancer


Victoria Broadbridge, Marketing & Sales, Portsmouth Business School, University of Portsmouth, Does control matter, or do we really just hate mobile adverts?


Oliver Wilson, Geography & Environmental Sciences, University of Reading, Lessons from the fossil pollen time machine: how past people and climate change shaped Brazil's Araucaria forests


Lauren Ward, School of Computing, Science and Engineering, University of Salford, Snap, Crackle and Pop: How Sound Effects Help, and Hinder, How we Hear Television Speech


Lauren Jevons, Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton, Stem Cells: paving the way towards a pain-free future


Alison Holiday, School of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of St Andrews, Investigating the use of a fragment of the hormone leptin to treat Alzheimer's disease


Jonathan Bowes, Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Strathclyde, Connecting Communities for Effective Electrification


Joseph Seyi Sunday, Nursing and Health Sciences, University of Sunderland, Experiences of Living with Diabetes-related Amputation


Hashini Thirimanne, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Surrey, A new generation of X-ray detectors


Sarah Bennett, Allied Health Professions, University of the West of England, Understanding the Impact of Joint Hypermobility and Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes


Jane Cook, School of Health, Nursing & Midwifery, University of the West Scotland, An exploration of interprofessional education in health and social care


Divya Sukumar, Psychology, University of Warwick, Truth-tellers stand the test of time


Yaprak Epimanaga, Electronic Engineering, University of Westminster, WATCH: Wireless Adaptive Technology for Continuous Health


Jet Sanders, Psychology, University of York, Weekly cycles; cautious Thursdays





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