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Doctoral Competitions within the Creating Knowledge Conference 2019

Thursday 18 July 2019

SHU Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) 2019


Shruti Mandhani of the Materials and Engineering Research Institute (MERI) was named the winner of our 2019 Three Minute Thesis Competition at the Creating Knowledge Conference on 17 June 2019.  Janet Ulman was commended by the judges.

The standard of competition was extremely high, and all our finalists deserve congratulations for their excellent performances.

Shruti will now go on to represent Sheffield Hallam University in the national online semi-finals competition run by Vitae.

Many congratulations to all our finalists (L-R):

DC 2019


Rebecca Chadwick - Materials and Engineering Research Institute

Matthew Debney - Academy of Sport and Physical Activity

Shruti Mandhani - Materials and Engineering Research Institute

Also in the final (but not pictured):

Aimee Quickfall - Sheffield Institute of Education

Janet Ulman - Centre for Health and Social Care Research



Doctoral Showcase 2019


Shruti Mandhani of the Materials and Engineering Research Institute (MERI) was named the winner of our 2019 Doctoral Showcase event at the Creating Knowledge Conference on 17 June 2019.  Our runners up were Fides Matzdorf and Manuela Paulina Trejo Ramirez.

This was the first year that the Showcase had run and delegates at the conference were impressed with the stands that the students had produced.  It was an opportunity for the students to interact with delegates and display artefacts which actively demonstrated their research projects.

Students were judged on the clarity of their message about the originality of the research and its potential outcomes/impact; their ability to explain the underpinning research aims and choice of method(s); the relevance outside a single field, and ability to excite those working in other disciplines and the appropriateness for a non-specialist, academic audience.

Many congratulations to all our finalists (L-R)

DC 2019 v2

Hatti Sambrooks - Sheffield Institute of Education

Manuela Paulina Trejo Ramirez - Centre for Sports Engineering Research

Fides Matzdorf - Sheffield Business School

Rebecca Chadwick - Materials and Engineering Research Institute

Paul Mardling - Biomolecular Sciences Research Centre

Shruti Mandhani - Materials and Engineering Research Institute

Amy Graham - Cultural, Communication and Computing Research Institute

Sophie Negus - Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research




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