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Tell It Straight Finalists 2018

Tell It Straight 2018

Communication Competition for DCU Postgraduate Research Students

The final of this year's Tell It Straight competition was held on Wednesday 7 March 2018. Attendees were welcomed to the event by the Director of Graduate Studies, Dr Joseph Stokes, and Prof Brian MacCraith, President of DCU, provided the opening remarks. In total, 15 finalists were shortlisted and all five of DCU’s faculties were represented in the final.

The annual GSO event challenges research students to present their research in short presentations, in a context that is suitable for a non-specialist audience. This is the sixth consecutive year of the competition.

Congratulations to all of the successful finalists and winners and a big thank you to everyone who took part in the competition. Thanks also to the judging panel, which included:

    • Anthony McCauley, Head of Research, Fujitsu Ireland
    • Dr Claire O’Connell, Silicon Republic
    • Prof Carmel O’Sullivan, Director of Arts Education Research Group, TCD

The winners were presented with their awards by Prof Greg Hughes, Vice-President of Research & Innovation.

Category 1 Award Recipients: Oral presentation (year 1 research students only)

Category 2 Award Recipients: Oral presentation (year 2 onwards)

Category 3 Award Recipients: YouTube video (view this year’s Tell It Straight videos on YouTube)

Category 1: Oral presentation (year 1 research students only)

tell it straight winner

Winner: Prajwal Doddaballapura Lakshmijayasimh,
School of Electronic Engineering
Title: ‘We are connected by fibres!’
Supervisor: Dr Prince Anandarajah

tell it straight winner

Runner-up: Orla Shannon, School of Theology, Philosophy, and Music
Title: ‘The Forgotten Female: Twentieth Century Irish Art Music and the Cultural Politics of Revival’
Supervisor: Dr Seán Doherty

Category 2: Oral presentation (year 2 onwards)

tell it straight winner

Winner: Stephen Behan, School of Health & Human Performance
Title: ‘Moving Well-Being Well – Getting Ireland’s Children Moving’
Supervisors: Dr Johann Issartel, Dr Sarahjane Belton and Prof Noel O’Connor

tell it straight winner

Runner-up: Anna Donnla O’Hagan, School of Health & Human Performance
Title: ‘Mayday Mayday….Fatigued Pilot on Board!!’
Supervisor: Dr Johann Issartel
Category 3: YouTube video (open to all years)

tell it straight winner

Winner: John Noone, School of Health & Human Performance
Title: ‘An Antioxidant Cocktail to Prevent the Metabolic Effects of Space Flight’
Supervisor: Dr Donal O’Gorman

tell it straight runner-up

Runner-up: Kim Connick, School of Biotechnology
Title: ‘Under the Sea’
Supervisor: Prof Christine Loscher