Innovating today to solve tomorrow's problems

Murdoch University is a leader and early adopter of virtual reality and simulation technology both in the classroom and as the classroom. This spans a range of disciplines including nursing, engineering, IT, gaming, education, business and forensics.

The Murdoch Virtual Centre for Simulation, coordinated by Dr Susan Ledger, helps to link our innovative and creative colleagues together to leverage opportunities for greater research and development as well as enhanced teaching and learning experiences within the higher education space.

Meet our innovators

Brad Power

Brad is a lecturer within Murdoch's Creative Media, Arts and Design discipline and Academic Chair of Games  Art and Design. He specialises in game design techniques and theory, as well as 2D and 3D games art. Brad is the Lead Designer at the Perth studio of AAA developer Interzone Games. He is also a member of a local independent games development company RocketHands.

Kevin Wong

Kevin is an Associate Professor in Information Technology, Mathematics and Statistics within Murdoch. One of Kevin's research projects includes utilising electroencephalogram (EEG) to identify dyslexia in children before symptoms appear. His research into simulation and VR also includes intelligent data mining, machine learning and the use of artificial intelligence with e-learning.

Antonia Girardi

Antonia is the Head of Discipline for Business at Murdoch and a past recipient of the Murdoch University Vice Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Learning and Teaching in human resources management. She uses VR and simulation, such as SimLab, in many teaching facets including to prepare students for their employment journey, such as job interviews and video interviewing, as well as onboarding.

Our collaborations

The Virtual Centre for Simulation helps develop and promote Murdoch's expertise in virtual reality and simulation within higher education, as well as to drive collaborations with external partners across the globe.

Some of our collaborations include:

IVES have completed a range of research projects including computer-based rehabilitation systems for stroke survivors, a radiology assistance training simulator and emotional recognition using electroencephalography.

SCRIPT focuses on helping industry and government increase productivity through technological advances. Learn more about SCRIPT.

CREST completes research and development on various forms of simulation in the field of education.

Developing research and innovative learning experiences for emerging practitioners within forensic sciences.

Ready to collaborate?

Brad Power

 +61 8 9360 2327
  Email Brad

Antonia Girardi

 +61 8 9360 6980
 Email Antonia