2023 winners

Congratulations to all our finalists, who delivered incredible presentations and kept the audience on the edge of their seats at the University's 2023 Three Minute Thesis competition.

The School of Graduate Studies team would like to say a huge thank you to our judges, our finalists and our sponsors, whose generous support is the foundation of the competition's success. We would also like to thank faculty staff for the hard work they put into their faculty heats, and to each and every student who has participated.

Read the full announcement: Gutsy win for tuatara researcher at 3MT.

Doctoral Winner

Cam Hoffbeck | UoA 3MT Doctoral Winner & People’s Choice Winner 2023

The tuatara microbiome: environmental influences and conservation implications

Doctoral Runner-Up

Anantha Narayanan | UoA 3MT Doctoral Runner-up 2023

Music and the Operating Surgeon

Masters Winner

Robbie Delany

How does Air Pollution Affect the Brain?


Simone Watkins

Ethnicity shouldn’t matter for heart babies’ survival chances in Aotearoa New Zealand

Bhaveeka Madagammana

An Examination of Māori Kai Tino Rangatiratanga (Māori food sovereignty) in 19th century Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland)

Sahan Jayatissa

A high throughput platform for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Annecy Bal 

Bridging the Gap in Bridge Communication : How We Treat Aging Bridges Post Earthquake Event

Juan Patino Echeverria

Beyond Classical Chaos: How well can we predict the future?

Minah Kim

Can we combat melanoma by blocking the actions of growth hormone?

Carine Umutoniwase

Milky way citizens: Exploring an Afro-centric youth-led civic engagement.

Robyn May

Newborn clinical digital twins

Henry Till

Tsunamis, Buildings, and Palm Trees: A Lesson in Monkey Business

Hossein Jahedi

Advancing Models of Pancreatic Cancer to Resemble Clinical Tumours