Regional Three-Minute Thesis competition between 5 North East universities

Durham is hosting the first ever regional Three-Minute Thesis competition this Thursday 11th June from 2.00 – 4.00 pm in the Hogan Lovells Lecture Theatre in the Law School.

Rachel Dunn from Philosophy and Tom Rodger from History will compete against 10 other contestants from Newcastle University, Northumbria University, Teesside University and the University of Sunderland.

Please come along and support our students. You will also have a say in the people’s choice ballot.

Judging panel:

Dr Karen Clegg, Director of Researcher Development, University of York.

Dr Simon Goon, Managing Director, Business Durham

Malcolm Wright, Managing Director, ITV SignPost

There will be 12 participants – three or two from each university – competing against each other.

Durham University:

Rachel Dunn (Philosophy): The Life and Pedagogy of John Dalton

Tom Rodger (History): Bishops as Legislators: the Lords Spiritual in the twentieth century

University of Sunderland:

Marc Husband (Faculty of Education and society):The new technological environment: the implications for informal educational youth work theory and practice. A study of youth work providers in the northeast of England.

Simin Baloochzadeh (Faculty of Applied Science): Communicating and Sharing knowledge via the web: A contextual study of Web 2.0 technologies in project management

Patrick Low (Faculty of Education and Society): Privacy, Punishment and the Press: Capital Punishment in the North East 1750-1880

Teesside University:

Alistair Bowden (School of Social Science, Business and Law): wicked problems, complex partnerships – frequent failure

Tony Rees (School of Social Science, Business and Law): Pierre Bourdieu – Good to think with

Newcastle University:

Raveen Kaur Sandher (Institute of Genetic Medicine):Spermatogonial stem cells: a route to preserving fertility

Ourooba Shetewi (School of English Language, Literature and Linguistics): There is more than meets the ear

Hadi Ismail (Dental School, Newcastle University): Braces for better or worse

Northumbria University:

Xirong He (Faculty of Health and Life Sciences): Today hearing parents, Tomorrow deaf children. 

 Andrew Fletcher (Faculty of Health and Life Sciences): What are the mechanisms that connect musical activity with increased wellbeing in social settings?