Using VR to learn about disease – ABC News interview with CBNS CI Associate Professor John McGhee
Press Release | December 19, 2017

CBNS CI Associate Professor John McGhee (UNSW) gave an interview on his research work on design-led modes of visualising complex scientific and biomedical data using Virtual Reality (VR) headsets. See the full interview here:



Additionally, ABC published an article today on the work of CBNS CIs Associate Professor John McGhee and Professor Maria Kavallaris:

Virtual reality lets scientists walk around inside cancer cells, set to revolutionise medicine

This article was written by medical reporter Sophie Scott from ABC.


Imagine being able to walk around inside a virtual replica of your own cells. That is becoming a reality, thanks to groundbreaking technology developed at the University of New South Wales.  Associate Professor John McGhee runs the 3D Visualisation Aesthetics Lab — one of the sites where the technology is being developed.

“We take data from a patient’s PET scan to visualise the data,” he said.

Using 3D gaming technology, they turn the data into an interactive virtual reality landscape… continue reading


The article was published on on Tuesday, 19 December 2017.