Vitae 3MT UK semi-finalists 2018

Congratulations to all our 2018 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.

Denitsa Dineva, Aberystwyth Business School, Aberystwyth University, Conflict management in social media fan pages

Kay Aaronricks, Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, Anglia Ruskin University, Developing Professional Practice with Childminders

Reham Badawy, Mathematics, Aston University, Investigating the use of smartphones in detecting the early movement problems in Parkinson's disease before diagnosis

Keith Jarrett, English and Humanities, Birkbeck, University of London, The Migration of Meaning: Writing a new London Caribbean culture

Juhi Kumar, Clinical Sciences, College of Health and Life Sciences, Brunel University, Validation of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) as potential biomarkers for ovarian cancer

Anjali Mandawala, School of Human and Life Sciences, Canterbury Christ Church University, Sperm morphology differences associated with pig fertility

Josh Davies, School of Chemistry, Cardiff University, Nanoparticles - A tiny solution to huge problems

Sahar Shahid, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Coventry University, Childhood maltreatment and subsequent risk of criminal violence

Hannah McGivern, Cranfield Forensics Institute, Cranfield University, I feel it in my bones! An investigation into the mechanical and structural changes to bone as we age

Thomas Weir, History/Sport History, De Montfort University, Am I still disabled when I beat you?

Michael Owen, Sport and Physical Activity, Edge Hill University, An Investigation into the Effectiveness of School-based Physical Activity Interventions for Adolescent Girls

Joanne Hurst, School of Health and Life Sciences (GCU), Glasgow Caledonian University, Diabetic Foot Disease: A Glaswegian Postcode Lottery?

Angela Blanchard, School of Psychology, Keele University, Through fog: An autoethnography of childhood emotional neglect

Katheryn Begg, Mucosal and Salivary Biology (Dental Institute), King's College London, Secrets of the radiotherapy response: following the genetic paper trail of low oxygen tumours


Philip Crilly, Pharmacy, Kingston University, The use of social media as a tool in public health

Emma Stubington, STOR-i Centre for Doctoral Training, Lancaster University, Walnuts, Bill Bailey and a little bit about Radiotherapy treatment planning

Sally Kah, Business, Liverpool John Moores University, Time's Up for Social Change

Roxanne Kovacs, Department of Global Health and Development, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Can patients get their doctors to deliver better healthcare?

Siobhan McLernon, Health & Social Care, London South Bank University, Patient outcome after a spontaneous Intracerebral Haemorrhage(sICH)

Diana Mehta, Chemistry, Loughborough University, Cleaning up our act on energy

Mary Lockwood, Health, Psychology & Social Care, Manchester Metropolitan University, What is the Impact of Storytelling on Healthcare for Children in Chronic Pain?

Rhiannon O'Connor, School of Dental Sciences, Newcastle University, Tooth Loss over the Lifetime: The Real Determinants


John Henderson, Health and Life Sciences, Northumbria University, NAD+ - The Fountain of Youth?

Zoe McGee, School of English and Drama, Queen Mary, University of London, Meaningful consent in eighteenth-century female-authored courtship novels

Mustapha Obalanlege, Mechanical Engineering, Queen's University Belfast, Harnessing The Sun

Boma Wilcox, Engineering, Robert Gordon University, High-Angle High Pressure High Temperature Well Integrity and Cement Failure

Michael Thelwell, Health and Wellbeing/CSER, Sheffield Hallam University, Application of 3D shape-based anthropometry

Christopher Pocock, Sport, Health and Applied Sciences, St Mary's University, Understanding key constraints on Rugby Union place kicking performance: Implications for practice design

Laura Broome, Psychology, Swansea University, Deception within an online grooming relationship


Temilola Olanrewaju, Geography and Environmental Sciences, Ulster University, Filter Feeding: Speed Dating for Waterborne Superbugs?

Elizabeth Forsythe, Genetics and Genomic Medicine Programme, UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, University College London, The Secret to a Bigger Better Brain

Emmanuel Momoh, School of Engineering, University of Aberdeen, From Brooms to Buildings: Natural Fibre Reinforced Concrete

Kay Fountain, Biology and Biochemistry, University of Bath, CSI and the mystery of the little blue cells

Ella Hawkins, Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham, Riffing on Ruffs: Costuming Shakespeare in the 21st Century

Sarah Khan, School of Pharmacy & Medical Sciences, University of Bradford, Medicines reconciliation on admission to hospital- What and why?

Jennifer Holland, School of Sport & Service Management, University of Brighton, Navigating uncertainty: Perceptions of risk in cruise holidays

Isabel Stockton, School of Economics, Finance and Management, University of Bristol, What Women Workers Want (And What They'll Pay For It)

Naoimh McMahon, Health Sciences, University of Central Lancashire, In pursuit of health equity: Time to plug-in to alternative knowledge sources

Roy Mudie, Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science, University of Dundee, Augmented Reality Information Display and Collaboration for use in Crime Scene Investigation

Monica Sen, School of Health Sport and Bioscience, University of East London, Sugar-Coating the Donor to Prevent Chronic Transplant Rejection

Owen James, Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Human myelin in a dish


Melanie Pearson, Sociology, University of Essex, Coroners and inquests: are they are 'trial' for bereaved families?

Harriet Goodrich, Biosciences, University of Exeter, Using integrative physiology to optimise diets for sustainable aquaculture

Alison Willmott, School of Media, University of Gloucestershire, Ageing with Attitude

Clare Higgins, School of Human and Health Sciences, University of Huddersfield, Why you should care about children's drawings

Dawn Nicholson, School of Psychology, University of Kent, Transforming Group Decisions from Grim to Great: The Power of the Premortem

James Titterton, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds, Trickery and Deceit in Medieval Warfare

Magdalena Brzeska, School of Media, Communication and Sociology, University of Leicester, Homelessness and migration

Bradley Allsop, School of Social & Political Sciences, University of Lincoln, Politics in the neoliberal state: citizenship, consumption and challenge

Bunmi Busola Omorotionmwan, Life Sciences, Biology, University of Nottingham, Better Fuel, More Savings

Emily Churchill, School of Biological and Marine Sciences, University of Plymouth, HANGRY FLIES: The effect of food distribution on aggression

Janine Robinson, Civil Engineering & Surveying, University of Portsmouth, The fate of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in a model swale system

Willemijn Doedens, School of Psychology & Clinical Language Sciences, University of Reading, Conversations in aphasia: how do we communicate without language?

Rachel Owen, Biological Sciences, University of Southampton, Unravelling the origins of Devil Facial Tumours


Jordan Brown, Modern History, University of St Andrews, We Won't Take It Anymore!: Northern Ireland, the UWC, and Radical British Industrial Action

Christopher Hartley, Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport, University of Stirling, Group identity as the key to satisfactory support

Amnah Alshahrani, Computer & Information Science, University of Strathclyde, Closing the Gender Gap: Why do Students Choose to Study Computer Science

Milad Adel Milad Ibrahim, Faculty of Health Sciences and Wellbeing, University of Sunderland, The Fight Of Your Life?

Monique Botha, Psychology, University of Surrey, Fixing a difference of 20 years in autism

Jo Cutler, School of Psychology, University of Sussex, The charitable brain

Anh Nghiem, Business and Management, University of the West of England, Using a social marketing approach to improve the sexual health problem of Vietnamese adolescent

Gideon Ayim-Mensah, School of Engineering & Computing, University of the West of Scotland, Novel Non-Ferrous Micro-Reinforcement for Improving the Performance of Ultra High Ductility Cementitious Composite

Farah Elahi, Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, Virtual Reality Therapy: From The Couch To The Computer

Jamie Khoo, Centre for Women's Studies, University of York, "But is she pretty?" How women respond to beauty ideals



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