MNHS 3MT final showcases high impact of graduate research

From building super grannies to using seaweed to reduce chronic disease risks, the Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences Three Minute Thesis (3MT) final showcased the incredible calibre of graduate research within our Faculty. Ten finalists, who had won their respective schools’ heats, competed on Thursday July 13 and had just three minutes and one PowerPoint slide to present their thesis.

From building super grannies to using seaweed to reduce chronic disease risks, the Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences Three Minute Thesis (3MT) final showcased the incredible calibre of graduate research within our Faculty. Ten finalists, who had won their respective schools’ heats, competed on Thursday July 13 and had just three minutes and one PowerPoint slide to present their thesis.

Congratulations to Simon Sawyer from the School of Primary and Allied Health Care on taking out first place with his presentation ‘Paramedics: A new resource for women experiencing IPV (Intimate Partner Violence)’.  

At a time when one woman dies in Australia each week at the hands of their partner, Simon’s research is especially timely and impactful. His project has led to a world-first protocol to equip paramedics with the knowledge and resources to recognise and respond to intimate partner violence.  

Second place and people’s choice, Matthew Snelson from the Central Clinical School, explored the impact of the modern diet on the development of chronic kidney disease – a disease affecting an estimated 2 million Australians. As the Monash Postgraduate Association People’s Choice, Matthew will also have the opportunity to compete for a wildcard spot in the Monash final.

Margaret Murray from the School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health was named third place. Her research investigates seaweed polyphenols as a means of reducing chronic disease risks, with an Australian first clinical trial.

An exciting event, the quality of this year’s presentations was particularly high and each of our contestants clearly demonstrated the significant impact their research could have on the health of patients and communities.  

Simon will represent Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences in the Monash 3MT grand final on August 10th.

3MT Group