Meet the #ShareMyThesis competition winners

Meet the #ShareMyThesis competition winners

The competition, run by EThOS at the British Library in partnership with Research Councils UK and Vitae, received nearly 2000 international entries via Twitter, using the hashtag #ShareMyThesis.

The competition challenged PhD students past and present to summarise why their PhD research is important. In the first stage, entrants were first asked to tweet why their PhD research is/was important, in a single tweet of 140 characters or less, using the hashtag #ShareMyThesis. Next, the eight shortlisted entrants were asked to write a short article (up to 600 words) elaborating on their tweet and explaining why their PhD research is/was important.

The winning entries are as follows:

First place: Sarah Wiseman for her article on “The Importance of Understanding Number Entry”.

Second place: Louise Kettle for her article on “Learning from history? British military interventions in the Middle East 1956-2009”.

Third place: Dave MacLeod for his article on “Quantifying uncertainty in climate-driven disease risk predictions”.

For the full announcement please see the competition website ( Here you can read the winners’ short articles and find out more about the competition.

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