Ian Montgomery

Ian Montgomery


  • York Street, Belfast Campus

    BT15 1ED Belfast

    United Kingdom

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Professor Ian Montgomery is Professor of Design and Director of Brexit & Sustainability. Previously he was PVC for Global Engagement. He was Dean of Ulster University’s Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment foe eight years. Prior to that he was Head of the School of Art and Design and Director of the Research Institute for Art and Design at Ulster University. His main research interests are in the areas of design theory, knowledge transfer, and design perception. Ian obtained his first degree in 1988, began his academic career in 1991 following a period in industry and was awarded his PhD in 2000.Ian has completed two terms on the Board of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland since 2007.  He was a Management Board member of the Higher Education Academy’s Art Design and Media Subject Centre and was a member of the Executive Committee of the Council for Higher Education in Art and Design (CHEAD).He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a member of the International Society of Typographic Designers and the Design Research Society. Ian has examined and chaired validation panels in the UK, Ireland and Europe and has established numerous international academic partnerships in the US, the Middle East, China, Hong Kong and Europe.He is on the Editorial Boards of ITERATIONS Design Journal (Ireland) and City Street Conference (Lebanon).Ian chaired the Academic Services Review Group established this year to undertake a timely review of academic structures in support of the new strategic plan and the University’s future ambitions.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, DPhil Design, University of Ulster

Award Date: 1 Mar 2000

Bachelor, BA Hons Design, University of Ulster

Award Date: 30 Jun 1988

External positions

Belfast Healthy Cities Board Member and Treasurer

1 Mar 2022 → …

Belfast Royal Academy Board of Governors

1 Dec 2018 → …


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