Visualise Your Thesis Awards 2019
We are delighted to announce that the winner of the 2019 Visualise Your Thesis Competition at the University of Adelaide is Danusha Jayawardana from the School of Economics for her exceptional presentation: Child labour matters: overlooked adolescent mental health effects of child labour.
The prize was awarded Monday 26 August at the Barr Smith Library, with Danusha receiving $1000 and the opportunity to participate in the International online showcase later this year.
Watch the winning presentations below, or view all of the fabulous Visualise Your Thesis entries in the online submissions showcase.
Watch the 2019 winners
First Prize: Danusha Jayawardana
Child labour matters: overlooked adolescent mental health effects of child labour by Danusha Jayawardana
Second Prize: Shannon Barnes
Grief in paediatric health professionals by Shannon Barnes
Third Prize & People's Choice Award: Livia Garcez de Oliveira Padilha
Meat the future by Livia Garcez de Oliveira Padilha
Comments from the judges
The 2019 judging panel comprised:
- Professor Philippa Levy, Pro-Vice Chancellor (Student Learning) at
- Professor Michael Liebelt, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Operations) and Dean of Graduate Studies at the University of Adelaide
- Dr Eva Balan-Vnuk, Executive Director, ICT and Digital Government at Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Government of South Australia
As identified by Professor Michael Liebelt, the ability to communicate research effectively is a critical skill, and one that is only going to increase in importance. Overall, our judging panel were excited by the standard of entries in the competition.
'I was impressed by the high quality of the visuals used, the creativity of several individuals to create their own artwork, and the ability to simplify the research into "layman’s" terms', commented Dr Eva Balan-Vnuk. Similarly, Professor Levy commented on how much she enjoyed watching the videos, being 'impressed by them all and by the effort made by the students'.
Congratulations to our 2019 winners, and to all who participated in the inaugural Visualise Your Thesis Competition. The competition will be back next year - watch out for an announcement in early 2020!