The 2011 Three Minute Thesis Competition was another successful event at Bond with a number of hard decisions to be made by the judges.
The 2011 winners were:
1st Prize - Christian Moro
2nd Prize - Kelly Grisedale
Peoples Choice Award - Christian Moro
This years competitors:
- Victoria Alexander has been at Bond for 8 years studying psychology and has completed both her undergraduate and 4th year graduating with second class honours. For her PhD, Vic is looking at mild cognitive impairment in the elderly. The overall aim of her study is to identify areas of cognitive deficit and patterns of decline as well as to develop an assessment battery. By identifying areas of deficits and patterns of decline, a better understanding of the ageing process may be constructed. This may help refine and suggest treatment pathways. Today she is presenting her second study which investigates emotion recognition and the mechanisms behind its decline.
- Nigel Cartlidge is a doctoral student in the Institute of Sustainable Development and Architecture at Bond University. His research interest is the urban design and planning of beach precincts. Nigel is a recipient of the Minister’s prize for Town Planning and a Merit Award for Planning Scholarship, Research and Teaching from the Queensland Division of the Planning Institute of Australia.
- Louise Mulligan has held professional positions for over thirty years within industries as diverse as Pearling in the Torres Straights and International designer couture fashion. At the same time she has pursued her love of learning with several degrees across different Australian Universities culminating with her current aspiration to attain her PhD here at Bond. Louise has been researching existing models of training transfer and her topic today is “Reaping the benefits of employee training: a new model”.
- Lars Isaksson is a PhD Management-Strategy candidate focusing on how companies can improve their performance by being ‘good companies’. Lars holds an MBA and MIB and has 10 years international experience (54 countries) as a Solution Sales and Business manager in Europe, the U.S, Middle-East and South-East Asia. His passion is found in transforming companies to become more proactive, innovative and customer oriented in their operations. Examples of previous clients are found amongst Coca-Cola, Shell, ABB, Toyota, SAP and IBM.
- Mark Barash enjoyed a successful career as a Forensic DNA Officer in the Israeli Police Force. He has published numerous articles in the Forensic literature and participated in several international conferences. Mark moved himself and his family to Australia to undertake a groundbreaking forensic research project, which aims to establish the genetic factors behind human facial appearance. The results of this project will not only make a significant impact in forensic science, but also in other scientific disciplines, such as anthropology and medical research. His thesis topic is called the “Identification of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) involved in the determination of facial morphology.”
- Christian Moro is in the final year of his PhD at the Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine. His widely published research focuses on the physiology and pharmacology of the urinary bladder, in an attempt to finally discover an underlying cause of bladder diseases.
- Pascaline Lorentz has spent the last two years working as an assistant teacher in Sociology for the University of Paris – La Sorbonne at the French College in Saint-Petersburg in Russia. Completing her PhD in Social Sciences at the University of Strasbourg and the Research lab “Cultures and Societies in Europe”, her sociological research investigates the construction of social identity through gaming at The Sims® (a simulation of life). She has conducted fieldwork with teenagers in France, Russia and United Arab Emirates. Currently, Pascaline is leading research on gamers' social lives in real and virtual worlds at Bonds Centre for New Media Research and Education at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.
- Amy White is a senior teaching fellow and PhD candidate from the Institute of Sustainable Development at Bond. She has a background in environmental and nutritional sciences which she is bringing together in her PhD research that focuses on the Tasmanian salmon industry and the role it plays in the long term sustainability of Australia’s food supply.
- Nedal Aburadi, from JORDAN doing his Ph.D at BOND University and this the first year for him, his research topic is “The role of supply chain management (SCM) in the Australian energy industry.” Nedal will be making his confirmation of candidature next month.
- Kelly Grisedale commenced her PhD in April 2010 after completing a Master of Forensic Science here at Bond. She continued to work in the field of forensic science for her PhD studies, in a project that focuses on improving the methods of human identification from trace amounts of DNA.
- Manuel Eberhard is a PhD student at the business faculty and explores in his thesis how family firms expand their business abroad. He is originally from Germany and is currently in the second year of his PhD.
- Sheila Conejos is a licensed and practising architect-urban planner for 15 years and is currently taking her PhD in Sustainable Development and Architecture, under an International Postgraduate Research Scholarship grant. Prior to her studies at Bond University, she was an Assistant Professor at the University of the Philippines, a National Consultant of the United Nations Centre for Human Settlements and a Research Fellow of the Government of Japan. Now in her second year, she was able to publish her research in peer-reviewed journals, as well as, present it in international conferences in Hong Kong and Italy.