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3D Visualisation Aesthetics Lab

John McGhee's medical visualisations:
Acute Coronary Syndrome (process image)
John McGhee's medical visualisations:
Cystic Fibrosis

3D Visualisation Aesthetics Lab

The 3D Visualisation Aesthetics Lab is an Art and Design led research hub that explores modes of visualising complex scientific and biomedical scan data.
The research team in the Lab bring their arts-led 3D computer animation expertise into new clinical fields, by finding new ways of experiencing personalised 3D datasets using head mounted Virtual Reality (VR) displays.
The research team explore the challenges of visual narrative structure and develop new ways of navigating complexity using this emergent platform. The Lab is engaged in a variety of collaborative projects.
Since its inception in early 2014, the 3D Visualisation Aesthetics Lab has gained two international research grants (from the Chief Scientist Office in Scotland, UK). It has also been awarded three Australian research grants: one exploring VR in stroke rehabilitation at St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney; a second related to the BioNano Science and Technology Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence and a third, UNSW Infrastructure grant.


Dr John McGhee

Research Fellows
Dr Kate Patterson
John Bailey, ARC CoE Bio Nano

Rachael Scott-Young

Postgraduate Researcher
Scott Brown (co supervised by Dr Petra Gemeinboeck

A/Prof Steven Faux, St Vincent’s
Dr Angelica Thompson Butel, St Vincent’s & ACU
Dr James Ottom, St Vincent’s
Dr Angus Johnson, Monash
Prof Robert Parton, UQ
Dr Maria Kavallaris, UNSW