Three Minute Thesis Competition Winners – St Mary’s Twickenham

On 8th May, research students at St Mary’s took part in the international Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition.

The 3MT is an academic competition that challenges PhD students to describe their research within three minutes to a general audience. 3MT encourages students to consolidate their ideas and research discoveries so they can be presented concisely to a non-specialist audience.

15 PhD students took part in the competition and were filmed as part of the competition.


The first prize was jointly awarded to:

    • Oliver Runswick – The effects of anxiety, context, and cognitive processing on perceptual-motor skill
    • Luke Hughes – Electrical stimulation in clinical musculoskeletal rehabilitation

The winners both received a £50 Amazon voucher and a bottle of prosecco!

Oliver Runswick’s 3 minute video will go forward to the (virtual) UK semi-final. Six finalists will then be selected to perform live at the Vitae Researcher Development International Conferenceduring the gala dinner on Monday 11 September 2017.