Joan Condell


  • Northlands Road, Magee Campus

    BT48 7JL Londonderry

    United Kingdom

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Professor Joan Condell is based in the School of Computing and Intelligent Systems in the Department of Computing and Engineering at Ulster University (Magee).  Her research areas include imaging and digital intelligent technologies in security, wearables, energy and associated application areas.  Joan has contributed to Ulster University through teaching, research and innovation funded projects and awards; with a particular focus on commercialisation of research having founded and directed spinout companies from Ulster since 2012.  She is the founder of a range of high-tech imaging and wearable innovative solutions. She teaches at both undergraduate and postgraduate level; holding a BSc in Mathematics, Statistics and Computing from Ulster University, an MSc in Industrial Mathematics from the University of Strathclyde and a PhD in Mathematics and Theoretical Computing from the Ulster University. Joan is STEM committee member for the Royal Irish Academy and a Core Member of the Computer Science Research Institute within Ulster.  She has been a reviewer and programme committee member for a number of international scientific conferences, and international scientific journals. She is visiting scholar to international universities including the University of Western Ontario, Umea University in Sweden, the University of Malaya and University of Technology Malaysia.  She was awarded a Distinguished Teaching and Learning Fellowship in 2011 and regularly has External Examiner positions in UK and Ireland in teaching and research.  She regularly sits on funding review panels for the UK Research Councils, the Irish Research Council, Innovate UK and UK Research and Innovation.  She manages a team of PhD researchers and Research Associates.  She was co-investigator on an EU FP7 project (I’m Clever) for €5.9M which successfully completed in 2013 and is currently principal investigator on 10 European projects (project funding value 22.5M Euros across EU partners).  Professor Condell has patents filed in UK and US; and has completed trials with key industrial players in security product and wearables technologies; she has won Innovation and Enterprise awards for commercialisation work, for creativity and bio-entrepreneurship.

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 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • 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 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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