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5 Minute Research Pitch (5RP)

5RP logo The 5 minute research pitch (5RP) is a competition for Academic staff at levels A, B and C. It is similar to the 3 Minute Thesis competition for postgraduate research students.

In 2017, the National Final will be hosted by Central Queensland University at the Melbourne Campus. In addition to Southern Cross University, the other Universities competing are:

Guidelines for entry

Please refer to the 2017 Guidelines for 5RP (pdf) for detailed information relating to staff eligibility, rules and judging criteria. Interested participants should lodge an EOI by the 11th August 2017.

Further Information

Dr Nicole Rice, Executive Officer
Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research)
T: 02 6620 3809 (ext 73809)

5 Minute Research Pitch (5RP) 2016 National Final

The 2016 National Final was held at Southern Cross University on 22 November 2016, and the program (pdf). lists all the finalists

Overall Winner

  • First Place - Dr Melanie Hayman, Central Queensland University

Grouping One - Science & Health

Grouping Two - Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Peoples Choice

  • Dr Scott Talpey, Federation University

The Peoples Choice recipient receives an 8-book pack and online coaching program from ThinkWell , the premier provider of productivity services (workshops, coaching and books) to researchers in Australia.

2016 Southern Cross University Heat Winners

Grouping One: Dr Naomi Wells, School of Environment, Science and Engineering

Grouping Two: Dr Renaud Joannes-Boyau, Southern Cross Geoscience