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Pembroke DPhil student, Dyedra Morrissey, recently won 2nd place in the University of Oxford 3MT Competition

20th June 2019

Congratulations to Pembroke DPhil student, Dyedra Morrissey, who recently won 2nd place in the University of Oxford 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition winning £100 prize money! She is currently in her final year in Experimental Psychology, and has been at Pembroke since 2010, completing her BA and MSc here, and her current DPhil studies now.

Dyedra is part of the Computational Psychopathology Research Group led by Prof. Robin Murphy, Associate Professor of Experimental Pyschology at the University of Oxford and co-supervised by Dr. Eamonn Molloy Tutorial Fellow in Management Studies at Pembroke.

‘The 3 Minute Thesis competition challenges doctoral candidates to present a compelling spoken presentation on their research topic and its significance in just three minutes to a non-specialist audience,’ using only one static PowerPoint slide.

Her DPhil research presentation was on the psychology of time perception and forecasting, focussing especially on the phenomenon called “The Planning Fallacy”, which denotes the fact that we often underestimate how long tasks will take us. She spoke about her experimental findings in laboratory and real-life settings regarding the psychological and situational mechanisms underlying this phenomenon and how her research is relevant for large-scale business projects that often over-run their initial time horizons.

To listen to Dyedra’s 3MT talk, please click here.

Dyedra Morrissey
Dyedra Morrissey
Dyedra's 3MT slide that won her 2nd place
Dyedra's 3MT slide that won her 2nd place