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5 Minute Research Pitch (5RP) National Final

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 2016, the National Final will be hosted by Southern Cross University at our Gold Coast Campus. In addition to Southern Cross University, the other Universities competing are:

National Finals

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

  • First Place - Dr Melanie Hayman, Central Queensland University
  • Second Place - Dr David Opar, Australian Catholic University
  • Third Place - Dr Scott Talpey, Federation University

Grouping Two - Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

  • First Place - Dr Catherine Bishop, Australian Catholic University
  • Second Place - Dr Evita March, Federation University
  • Third Place - Dr Renaud Joannes-Boyau, Southern Cross University

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.

Guidelines for entry

Please refer to the 2016 Guidelines for 5RP (pdf) for detailed information relating to staff eligibility, rules and judging criteria.

Further Information

Dr Nicole Rice, Executive Officer
Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research)
E: nicole.rice@scu.edu.au
T: 02 6620 3809 (ext 73809)

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