Three minutes to shine for BEL PhD students

30 Jul 2015

Thirteen of the BEL faculty’s PhD students presented their theses in snappy and engaging presentations in the BEL Faculty Three Minute Thesis Final competition held on Friday 24 July. 

The audience was engaged in a wide range of topics such as: Should you trust an online doctor?  Is energy efficiency really as efficient as they say?  Do you want to know how to rid your workplace of its ‘attention deficit disorder’?.

The faculty final winner and people’s choice winner was Teegan Green of the UQ Business School with: Trust me, I’m a (Tele) Doctor, an engaging look at what happens when we offer health care at a virtual distance.


“Telehealth – where health care services are provided digitally – has significant benefits for country Australia, and yet it hasn’t been widely adopted,” Teegan said. “My thesis looks at why this is the case.”  Clickhere to view her presentation.


The runner up was Behnaz Zarrabi of the TC Beirne School of Law with: Sacred Killings: Emissaries of the Devil, Devotees of God which looks at how religiously-motivated homicide is perceived and treated in the Islamic and Common Law systems.


To view the video featuring all of the presentations, Click here.

The other contestants were:

Jiayu Wang, Economics: Energy efficiency dilemma: Analysing the rebound effect
Rachel McDonald, Law: Make way for the mother! The brave new world of breastfeeding-at-work laws

Cameron Murray, Economics: Back-scratching. Economics

Chelsea Gill, UQBS: Attention deficit disorder and corporate retreats

Stephen Young, Law: Indigenous peoples' free, prior and informed consent: a transformative concept or a tool of neoliberal/capitalist agenda?

Kylie Brosnan, UQBS: Using cognitive load theory to make better surveys

Eve Massingham, Law: Hiroshima, August 1945

Alison Joubert, UQBS: Consumer navigation of illegitimate markets

Amelia Radke, Law: Aboriginal culture in the courtroom

Liam Pomfret, UQBS: Sharing online

Kellie Robson, Law: Rights and Risk: a risk theory analysis of judicial scrutiny of the indefinite immigration detention of refugees with adverse security assessments.