SomAffect PhD student Connor Haggarty took part in the LJMU graduate school 3 minute thesis competition. In this talk entitled “The skin as and antisocial organ” he describes the rationale for his PhD thesis investigating responses to C-Tactile afferent activating touch in autistic individuals.

The University of Queensland, Australia created the competition for their students back in 2008, where participants were asked to describe the rationale and importance of their Ph.D. thesis in just 3 minutes.

This 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) competition is now held at over 170 universities in 18 countries throughout the world.

This year, in Liverpool, LJMU’s Graduate School Conference featured the university’s first 3MT competition.

Fourteen postgraduate research students from across the university’s faculties took part including SomAffect’s own Connor Haggarty.

Despite not winning the competition, we all think he did a great job.

Connor received a well deserved travel grant from the Graduate school for his participation, and says

“It was a worthwhile exercise that enables you to consider the most important aspects of your research and how your thesis can be presented to a wide ranging audience.”


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