The Doctoral Celebration Event, organised by the Doctoral College, recognised the efforts of both students and staff within the doctoral community. Professor Sarah Hainsworth, Pro-Vice Chancellor (Research) and Professor Cathryn Mitchell, Academic Director (Doctoral College) both paid tribute to individual students and staff who have gone above and beyond and announced the results of several University award schemes.

Doctoral Recognition Awards 2022

The Doctoral Recognition Awards aim to recognise students and staff who have contributed to enhancing the doctoral student experience.

Student Awards

  • ART-AI Collaboration & Diversity Collective, Department of Computer Science
  • Claire Tanner, Department of Biology and Biochemistry
  • Matthew Oshinowo, Centre for Sustainable and Circular Technologies
  • Scott Wellington & Alice Parfett, Department of Computer Science
  • Stefano Cuomo, Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Carmen van-de-l’Isle, Department of Mathematical Sciences
  • Ella McLoughlin, Department for Health
  • Kate Cooper, Department of Psychology
  • Laura English, Department of Chemistry
  • Marllene Staginnus, Department of Psychology
  • PGBio, Department of Biology and Biochemistry
  • Annayah Prosser, Department of Psychology
  • Michael Rogerson, School of Management
  • Mike Bolt, Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies
  • Nina Higson-Sweeney, Department of Psychology
  • Rachel Lees, Department of Psychology

Staff Awards

  • Prof Chris Budd, Department of Mathematical Sciences
  • Dr Ute Jungwirth, Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
  • Dr Lee Moore, Rachel Arnold and the StART research group, Department for Health
  • Dr Ian Eggleston, Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology

Excellence in Doctoral Supervision Prize 2022

Each year this prize is awarded to a supervisor or supervisory team who have demonstrated exceptional performance in doctoral supervision.

The winner of the Excellence in Doctoral Supervision Prize was Dr Andrew Johnson from the Department of Chemistry.

Three members of staff were highly commended by the selection panel:

  • Professor Mary Hayden, Department of Education
  • Dr Vimal Dhokia, Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Professor Juani Swart, School of Management

Three Minute Thesis Competition

Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland (UQ). PhD students have three minutes to present a compelling oration on their thesis and its significance. 3MT challenges students to consolidate their ideas and research discoveries so they can be presented concisely to a non-specialist audience.

The winner of our 3MT® final this year was Harindi Jayakody from the Department of Chemical Engineering, with her presentation 'Developing sensitive and accessible diagnostic tests for COVID-19'.

Second place went to Aida Maaz from the Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, with her presentation 'A sniff to the brain'

Read more about the final.