To enhance and highlight the innovative science of Early Carrer Researchers in New Zealand and Australia, the Royal Society of New Zealand Early Career Researchers (RSNZ ECR) Forum and the Royal Society of New Zealand has partnered with the New Zealand’s Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) and the Australian Academy of Science Early to Mid-Career Researcher Forum (EMCR Forum) to create the 180 Seconds of Science video competition (#180Science), to provide early career researchers in both countries with a unique opportunity to share their passion for innovative research with the public.

Helen grabbed the oportunity with both hands, and with the help of the Anatomy Department communications officer Kelly Meade, she partnered up with Natural History New Zealand (NHNZ), namely cameraman and film editor Regan Dodd. With NHNZ granting her the use of their facilities and their extensive library footage, the result was a 180 second long film on Helen's research that won the hearts of the public and the ECR Forum panel, wining the People’s Choice Award, and the Future Leader Award!

Don't take our word for it and check this awesome video for yourself, by clicking on the picture to the right!