Nathaniel Swain wins the Three Minute Thesis competition

Congratulations to Nathaniel Swain who recently won the University of Melbourne’s Three Minute Thesis competition (3MT®), presenting his thesis titled Speech-language pathology intervention for young offenders: A series of empirical single case studies.

Developed by The University of Queensland, 3MT® is a research communication competition where Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) students have three minutes to present a compelling oration on their thesis and its significance.

Following his local success, Mr Swain flew to Brisbane for the Asia Pacific event on Saturday 1 October, where he competed against researchers from over 50 universities across the region and came runner up. 

Mr Swain said the 3MT® experience was a fantastic opportunity for him to gain experience in clearly and concisely explaining the significance of what is very complex research.

“If I can successfully articulate the implications of my work, it could mean a world of difference for vulnerable youth,” he said.

“I need to convince policymakers and practitioners to pay attention to this research, in order for change to come about, and Three Minute Thesis was a great way to develop those skills, and get the message out there.”

Watch a video of the whole competition or see Nathaniel's winning presentation below.