MD-PhD student wins 3MT with obstetrics research – UQ News
MD candidate Rosie Stoke won the University of Queensland’s Three-Minute Thesis Competition (3MT) in 2021 and will represent UQ at the 3MT Asia-Pacific competition next month.
The medical school student won the judges’ favor with the submission of a video, speaking about fetal development in her presentation “Blowing Balloons for Small Babies”.
Dr. Stoke’s research involves studying the causes of “small” baby births and the risks to the health of these small babies throughout their lives, with the goal of preventing and possibly reducing those risks.
Ms Stoke said her participation in the 3MT competition had helped her get back to the basics of her research and its importance.
“It’s so easy to focus on small sections that you’re working on or keep a really technical mindset, but having that holistic, uncluttered perspective really helps motivate me towards my bigger goals,” a- she declared.
Participating in a 3MT competition during a pandemic did not come without challenges, one being the uncertainty of being able to present live or not.
“Competing virtually for 3MT is definitely a challenge because you lose the energy and adrenaline of having an audience.
“That being said, going through the motions of virtual presentations and working on this skill is clearly going to be vital to our careers,” she said.
As the winner of the UQ 3MT Final, Ms. Stoke walked away with a prize of $ 5,000.
UQ 3MT 2021 Finalist – Rosie Stoke from Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) on Vimeo.
When asked what she would use the prize money for, Ms Stoke said: “I want to support our research group in biostatistics and data management to bring us into the technical world. machine learning to initiate change in the way obstetric and newborn care hospital data is managed at our facility and hopefully across Australia. “
UQ Graduate School dean, Professor Helen Klaebe, said the 3MT competition has proven to be an effective way for doctoral students to present their research within UQ, as well as connect with the community. at large.
“The resilience our students have developed over the past eighteen months was evident in the quality of this year’s applications, despite our applicants needing to tailor their presentation skills for an online audience.
“Congratulations to all eight finalists, who continue to demonstrate the real impact of UQ research.
“And special congratulations to our overall winner Rosie Stoke who will now represent UQ in the Asia-Pacific final,” she said.
Genevieve Vuong from the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences won the Runner Up Award, sponsored by Boeing Australia, with her presentation “TeleCHAT with Aphasia”.
UQ 3MT 2021 finalist – Genevieve Vuong from Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) on Vimeo.
The Audience Award, donated by Alumni Friends, was presented to Samuel Brookfield of the Faculty of Medicine for his presentation “Letting Go of the Will: Using Ethnography to Change the Debate on Methamphetamine Addiction”.
UQ 3MT 2021 Finalist – Samuel Brookfield from Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) on Vimeo.
Ms Stoke will now compete with more than 50 other doctoral students representing universities in Australia, New Zealand and Asia in the 3MT Asia-Pacific competition, the final of which will take place on Wednesday, October 20.
The event is done through Zoom and you can register to attend now.
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