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IGPRC 2023 – Grand Final Event

It gives us immense pleasure to have successfully concluded the second edition of the InSPiR2eS Global Pitching Research Competition 2023 (IGPRC2023) with the grand final held on Wednesday, 31st January 2024. To advance the mission of InSPiR2eS and a signature event of the InSPiR2eS Centre for Responsible Science (IC4RS), this was a fantastic showcasing event of the innovative research ideas from nine emerging and novice researchers from eight different countries – Australia, Canada, France, Indonesia, Kenya, Malaysia, Morocco, and Vietnam – spanning 5 continents! These grand finalists were shortlisted by the expert reviewers in multiple stages from the total of 200+ participants across the globe. A big thank you to the VP (Competitions), country coordinators, sponsors…especially Elsevier’s Platinum level support.

And BIG thank you to expert reviewers… and especially the esteemed international panel of 8 judges:

  • Prof. Isaac Otchere, Carleton University (Canada)
  • Assoc. Prof. Marcio Machado, Federal University of Paraiba (Brazil)
  • Prof. Charlie Cai, Liverpool University (UK)
  • Prof. Sebastian Hoffmann, HHL (Germany)
  • Prof. Millie Chang, University of Wollongong (Australia)
  • Dr. Luisa Unda Langer, University of Manheim (Germany)
  • Prof. Nadia Albu, Bucharest University of Economic Studies (Romania)
  • Prof. Karen Benson, University of Queensland (Australia)

In case if you missed the live action, watch the 1-hour video of the grand final here:

It is now time to announce the overall Winner, Runner up & third place for IGPRC2023. The wait is over…please join us in congratulating:

  • Competition Winner: Josh Nguyen (Australia)

  • Second Place: Pham Thi Hong Thuy (France)
  • Joint Third Place: Radr-Eddine Lahsini (Morocco) & Tran Quan (Vietnam)

We would also like to warmly congratulate the other high quality participants, as shown in the table below for reaching the grand finale. Well done everyone! This is a great achievement which reflects the global acceptance of their proposed research as well as their expertise on the pitching research framework (PRF). We very much hope that they are inspired to inspire others about PRF and will all be enthusiastic ambassadors of InSPiR2eS & IC4RS in the days ,weeks, months and years  to come.

The table below gives links to the individual written pitches and 10-12 minute videos of each individual full pitch. Learn from the emerging masters…




Pitch Title

Written Pitch Link

Video Link

Josh Nguyen



Overall Winner

Predicting Future Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviours in Youth

Pham Thi Hong Thuy


Runner Up

Orchestra of Change: Building Employee Commitment to Multiple Change Initiatives

Badr-Eddine Lahsini


Equal Third

Measuring the Influence of Management Responses on Travelers’ Subsequent Engagement: A Textual Analysis Perspective

Tran Quan


Equal Third

Is Competitiveness the Culprit? Mechanisms Behind Youth’s Facebook Use and Emotional Well-being







Dian Widiyati


Grand Finalist

The Key to Unlocking Team Performance: Empirical Investigation in Indonesia League Clubs

Farehan Omar


Grand Finalist

The Role of Personality Peculiarities on Mental Health Using the Job-Demands Resources Model: The Mediating Effect of Job Burnout

Anam Shahil


Grand Finalist

How Do Caregivers Feel About Using Telemonitoring to Support High-Risk Pregnant Women?

Faith Njaramba


Grand Finalist

Abusive supervision and financial performance. The role of grit and gender

Benard Alaka


Grand Finalist

An Ontology Learning Model for Dysarthria Speech Using Semantic-Situational Projection Analysis