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Collaborative Pictionary - a three-minute thesis

Anthony Kung, whose thesis was supervised by IWC lecturers, was People’s Choice Finalist from The University of Queensland School of Chemical Engineering for the Trans-Tasman Three Minute Thesis Competition.
Collaborative Pictionary - a three-minute thesis

Anthony Kung (L), Dr Anne Poelina, a Nyikina traditional owner and Deputy Shire President, Broome, and Dr Peter Oliver, IWC. Photo credit: Mr Ian Pedrisat.

For the competition Anthony has condensed his thesis 'Collaborative Pictionary - a way to manage natural resource conflicts' into a three minute speech.

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) concept was developed by The University of Queensland in 2008 and has spread internationally with competitions now being held in New Zealand, Canada, USA, UK, and Hong Kong. It is an academic competition that challenges research higher degree students to explain their research to a non-specialist audience in just three minutes.

Last week, Anthony was invited to participate in ABC 612 radio Evenings program:

=> Hear Anthony's three minute thesis here: (ABC 612 Brisbane, The Three Minute Thesis Competition, Evenings with Rebecca Levingston, 12th September 2012, 7:30pm)


Anthony began his PhD candidature in February 2012. His thesis is about managing cross-cultural environmental conflicts. Anthony explores new ways to characterise conflict, and will develop pictorial methods of managing it. He hopes to help address conflicts involving Indigenous Australians in the Kimberley, Western Australia. Anthony is supervised by Adj A/Prof Peter Oliver (IWC), Dr Brian McIntosh (IWC), and Prof Paul Lant (UQ).

A graduate of the University of Melbourne, Anthony holds degrees in Law and Environmental Engineering. He has worked as a consultant on a gas project in Papua New Guinea, as well as a researcher in environmental law at the Melbourne Law School. He has been involved in water, sanitation and health (WASH) projects in Kenya and Papua New Guinea. Since 2005, Anthony has been a public speaking and debating trainer. He has competed at the World Universities Debating Championships, and is associated with the Melbourne Business School and the Debaters' Association of Victoria.

Anthony has the generous support of Emmanuel College within The University of Queensland, where he holds the Sir Harry Gibbs Law Scholarship. Having relocated from Melbourne to Brisbane in February 2012, Anthony enjoys being able to feel his fingers on winter morning runs.



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