Virtual Reality in Neuro-Rehabilitation: What Does The Future Look Like?

Free Public Lecture

Auditorium, Melbourne Brain Centre
Kenneth Myer Building
Royal Parade, Parkville


Join us as we explore how augmented and virtual reality is being used as a therapeutic tool to improve cognitive function.

No longer within the realms of science fiction, virtual reality technologies are advancing neurological and cognitive rehabilitation. Whether it be used in conjunction with transcranial stimulation to improve cognitive ability in people with Parkinson’s disease, or used on its own to deliver telehealth group singing interventions for people with quadriplegia to improve respiratory function, voice, mood, and social connectedness, augmented and virtual reality programs have opened up a new world of research.

Join us to learn about a few unique projects happening here and from around Victoria.

Music Therapy in Virtual Environments
Jeanette Tamplin, University of Melbourne

Virtual Reality Therapy for Youth Mental Health
Greg Wadley and Mario Alvarez-Jimenez, University of Melbourne

Augmented Learning for Rehabilitation
Dale Harris, Deakin University


  • Mr Dale Harris
    Mr Dale Harris, PhD Candidate
  • Associate Professor Mario  Alvarez-Jimenez
    Associate Professor Mario Alvarez-Jimenez, Head, E-Health at Orygen
  • Dr Greg Wadley
    Dr Greg Wadley, Lecturer, School of Computing and Information Systems, Melbourne School of Engineering, University of Melbourne
  • Dr Jeanette Tamplin
    Dr Jeanette Tamplin, Postdoctoral Research Fellow