Thesis a three-minute winner

Philippa Vojnovic’s presentation examined the barriers preventing workers from accessing support services.
Philippa Vojnovic’s presentation examined the barriers preventing workers from accessing support services.

The 3MT competition challenges PhD and Masters research students to condense their research into a three-minute presentation.

Philippa Vojnovic’s presentation, Managing mental health and suicide among FIFO workers, described the barriers preventing workers from accessing support services.

‘Most companies do offer support programs, but they’re under-used because there’s stigma around getting help, and workers are afraid that they will lose their jobs,’ she said.

Philippa will compete in the national 3MT final at The University of WA on November 3.

3MT is linked to ECU’s Research Week from September 15 to 19. Visit www.ecu.edu.au/ research/week/overview for more information.