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    BT15 1ED Belfast

    United Kingdom

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Personal profile

Research Interests

Dr Justin Magee, is the Research Director for the Belfast School of Art (UoA32) and a Senior Lecturer in Product design at Ulster University (since 2006). His research focuses on digital human modelling, user experience and immersion for physical and digital product applications, in Arts and Health. His work was returned in the RAE2001, RAE2008 and REF2014 and he leads the UoA32 strategy in preparation for REF2021. He has served as Course and Subject Director (2009-2016) at UG and PG level and placement coordinator (2000-2006, 2010-2015). He was Director for Academic Enterprise for the Faculty of Arts (2006-2011) and Acting Director of the Research Institute (2005). Ulster University awarded him the Distinguished Business Fellowship (2007) and the Impact Research Excellence Impact award for Knowledge Exchange (2017). He is a member of the Institute of Designers (IDI, 2006), Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA, 2012) and The Council for Higher Education in Art & Design (CHEAD, 2017). 

He has secured more than £7.015M of research income as a PI or Co-I, excluding commercial match funding of approximately £5.5M and generated over £260K in consultancy income and £67,552 of HEIF projects on interdisciplinary research. He held and external appointment on the HSC NI Office for Research Ethics Committees (2017-2019). He presently serves on the University Research & Impact Committee. He has peer reviewed on several Journals across design, medical engineering, creative industries and entrepreneurship.

As a design consultant he has worked for LEGO Systems, Denmark, GE Plastics (Germany and UK) on contracts with Mercedes, Audi, Porsche etc., Smart Car and as a design consultant on over 75 commercial projects with SME’s in Ireland and the UK. He has been involved in nine Invention disclosures, 3 patents and is an IP stakeholder in 3 collaborative research projects with HSC Innovations. His recent research received the Innovate UK Certificate of Excellence (2017), featured as a case study for the NCUB State of the Art report (2018) and a finalist at the THELMAs for KE initiative of the year (2018).

Education/Academic qualification

The Higher Education Academcy

10 May 2012 → …


1 Apr 20041 Dec 2009

Bachelor, Coventry University

1 Sep 199230 May 1996

External positions

External Examiner: MA Automotive & Transport Design

16 Dec 201930 Sep 2021

External Examiner: MSc Industrial Product Design / MSc Design & Transport, Coventry University

1 Mar 201730 Sep 2021

Office for Research Ethics Committees Northern Ireland (ORECNI) - Lay member

1 Jan 201731 Jan 2019

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Visualization Engineering & Materials Science
Defibrillators Medicine & Life Sciences
Virtual reality Engineering & Materials Science
Spine Medicine & Life Sciences
Printing Engineering & Materials Science
Research Medicine & Life Sciences
User interfaces Engineering & Materials Science
Anatomy Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 2003 2019

Sudden Cardiac Death
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

A Unified Web-Based Visualisation and Mesh Processing Application for Medical 3D Printing: Lightening Talks Session B

Donnelly, L., Magee, J., Haslam, N. & Wilson, S., 15 Mar 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

Image segmentation

axial3D: a3dperspective

Donnelly, L., Magee, J. & Wilson, S., 21 Mar 2019

Research output: Non-textual formSoftware

Open Access
Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM)
Image reconstruction
Software packages
Learning systems

axial3d: a3dthree

Donnelly, L., Magee, J. & Wilson, S., 21 Mar 2019

Research output: Non-textual formSoftware

Open Access
Drawing (graphics)
Software packages
Virtual reality

Careful Design: Pain Relief for Unmet Needs in Healthcare

Magee, J., 12 Apr 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceOther

Open Access
Delivery of Health Care
Pressure Ulcer


BioEntrepreneur Award

Justin Magee (Recipient), 2011

Prize: Other distinction


Distinguished Business Fellowship

Justin Magee (Recipient), Dec 2007

Prize: Honorary award

KTP Certificate of Excellence

Justin Magee (Recipient), 14 Mar 2017

Prize: Other distinction

Product innovation

Research Impact Excellence Awards

Justin Magee (Recipient) & Terry Quigley (Recipient), 11 May 2017



Activities 2018 2018

  • 1 Invited talk

Arts & Health

Justin Magee (Speaker)
16 Nov 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk