The Five Minute Research Pitch (5RP) is an opportunity for researchers to showcase their research to a National audience and to be in the running to win a total of $5,500* towards their research. Researchers will be required to deliver a punchy five minute presentation of their recent research with the aid of three PowerPoint slides. The competition is similar to the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) run nationally for PhD students.
For detailed information: 2017 Five Minute Research Pitch Guidelines
ACU Heats: 23 – 26 October :
The ACU heats were judged on Monday 6 November by a panel chaired by the Pro Vice-Chancellor Research, Prof James McLaren. All presentations were of a very high standard which made for a difficult decision when choosing first and second place in each discipline group:
Discipline Group 1 (Sciences and Health)
Winner: Dr Simone Dorsch, School of Physiotherapy. Pitch Title: Stronger after stroke
Second Place: Dr Kieran Flanagan, School of Allied Health. Pitch Title: Little Voices Matter: Prelinguistic skills in very preterm infants
Discipline Group 2 (Arts, Humanities and Social Science)
Winner: Dr Taren Sanders, Institute of Positive Psychology and Education. Pitch Title: Square eyes or all lies? Understanding children’s exposure to screens
Second Place: Dr Ryan Hulteen, Institute of Positive and Education. Pitch Title: Proficiency Deficiency: The Problem with Adolescents Today
Our winners have been awarded a $1000 research account and pitched their research at the 5RP National Final. Those in second place have been awarded a $500 research account.
Tuesday 21 November, Melbourne campus of Central Queensland University.
*Prizes will not be available as cash, but deposited into an ACU research account.