2022 sees the fourth International Visualise Your Thesis Competition, where the winners of local competitions – organised by national and international universities – will compete against each other in an online International Competition final.

Latest Competition Updates

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2022 Visualise Your Thesis Competition!

Watch our awards video below to view the winning entries and our 2022 judges comments.

Congratulations to all of our 2022 International competition winners!

2022 1st Place
Drew Min Su Cylinder
Neural Correlates of Behavioural Changes During Propofol General Anaesthesia in Caenorhabditis Elegans, The University of Queensland.

2022 2nd Place
Freya Muir 
New Quest: Protect Our Beaches from Climate Change! The University of Glasgow.

2022 3rd Place
Samuel Widodo
Switching cancer-promoting macrophages to fight brain cancer, The University of Melbourne.

2022 Trending VYT Award Winner
Drew Min Su Cylinder
Neural Correlates of Behavioural Changes During Propofol General Anaesthesia in Caenorhabditis Elegans, The University of Queensland.

We would like to thank all the 2022 institutions for hosting a local competition and congratulate  all the local winners that went on to the International competition.

View the full list of 2022 Local winners that competed in the international competition on the VYT 2022 figshare repository - https://visualiseyourthesis.figshare.com/2022

2022 Competition Timeline

March - 5 June

Institutions submit an expression of interest and register to host a local Visualise Your Thesis competition.

March - August

Visualise Your Thesis local competitions held at individual universities worldwide. Winners of local Visualise Your Thesis competitions are entered into the International Visualise Your Thesis Competition (online).

3 - 9 October

Trending on VYT is a way to engage students in promoting their videos online and for the videos about their research to reach even more people. It’s a win-win! Tweet/retweet your entry with the hashtag #TrendingOnVYT

The winner is selected based on how many views their video receives on the VYT International Figshare repository. Views are counted between: October 3rd 00:01 – October 9th 23:59 (Melbourne, Australia time).

Wednesday 19 October
Between 17:10 – 19:00

Visualise Your Thesis prize announcement to take place at the 2022 eResearch Australasia Conference. With social media announcement following event.

Conference program

2022 Participating Institutions

ARC Centre of Excellence for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage

Australian National University

CQ University Australia

Curtin University

Deakin University

La Trobe University

Monash University

Queensland University of Technology

Swinburne University

University College Dublin

University of Adelaide

University of Canterbury

University of Glasgow

University of Johannesburg

University of Melbourne

University of New Wouth Wales

University of Pretoria

University of Queensland

University of Sydney

University of Technology Sydney

Victoria University

Western Sydney University


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Dr. Katy Peplin

Dr. Katy Peplin turned her difficulties in graduate school into a coaching business built around the idea that you can be a scholar and a human at the same time. Thrive PhD is a thriving community that has grown into courses, writing groups, one-on-one work, and workshops around the world. Learn more at thrive-phd.com, or @ThrivePhD on social media!

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Cr Davydd Griffiths

Davydd moved to Melbourne to study in 1993 and since that time has lived or worked in the City of Melbourne. Davydd worked as a school teacher for many years and remains passionate about the power of education to transform lives and connect communities. After leaving teaching he worked as a policy advisor in both education and health with a particular focus on community health provision, men’s health and mental health. Addressing the impact of loneliness, particularly in rapidly transforming urban communities, is another of Davydd’s key interests. In recent years Davydd has owned and operated hospitality venues in Kensington and West Melbourne and has experienced first-hand the impacts of COVID-19 on business. Davydd is portfolio lead for Education and Innovation. For more details see Councillor portfolios. He is also a member of the Chief Executive Officer Employment Matters Committee.

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Dr Eva Méndez

Eva Méndez holds a PhD in Library and Information Sciences (LIS) and she is an expert in metadata.
Based on her Twitter profile she is an ‘open knowledge militant’ (@evamen). She has been a lecturer at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) since 1997. Dr Méndez has been an active member of several international research teams, advisory boards and communities including: DCMI, OpenAire, Metadata2020, RDA, etc. In 2005-06 she was awarded a Fulbright Research Scholarship at the Metadata Research Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (USA). She has taken part in and led several research projects (currently FAIRsFAIR, FAIR4Health and YUFERING) and she acted as advisor to many more in fields related to standardization, metadata, semantic web, open data, digital repositories and libraries, in addition to information policies for development in several countries. In 2015 she won the Young Researcher of Excellence award of her university. In November 2017 she was named “Open Data Champion” by SPARC Europe. She was the chair of the EU-OSPP (European Open Science Policy Platform) on behalf of YERUN (Young European Research Universities Network) for the second mandate of the platform and RDA (Research Data Alliance) ambassador for Interdisciplinary research. She is currently Deputy Vice President for Scientific Policy-Open Science at UC3M.


The 2022 International Competition final prize pool is:

1st  prize - AUD$ 5,000

2nd prize - AUD$2,000

3rd prize - AUD$1,000

Viewers' Choice -  Figshare is delighted to sponsor this year's Visualise Your Thesis Viewers' Choice winner with a subscription to the Research Impact Academy. Figshare are passionate about empowering early career researchers to develop their scholarly communication skills and this is the perfect tool to build upon the skills they've already developed through the Visualise Your Thesis competition. Figshare hope the winner continues to share their future scholarly research openly on Figshare!


The International Visualise Your Thesis competition showcase is powered by figshare.

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Contact us

For further information, institutions can contact visualise-thesis@unimelb.edu.au

Please note: University of Melbourne graduate researchers should visit the UoM Visualise Your Thesis site.