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    United Kingdom

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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). 
Has secured £1,389,583 of external research funding and was a CI on the AHRC Creative Industries R&D Partnership (£13M). He was awarded £67,552 in HEIF awards and secured £88,098 soft funding. He has delivered £260,718 of Design consultancy through Innovation Ulster Limited.

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).

External positions

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

1 Jan 201731 Jan 2019

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Research Output 2003 2019

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

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Magee, J., Peace, A. & Kelly, R., 9 Jan 2019

Research output: Non-textual formDevice/Product

Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
Blood Vessels
User interfaces
Data storage equipment

KTP Partnership KTP010763 Final Report (axial3D)

Magee, J., Wilson, S. & Haslam, N., 16 Oct 2019, 26 p.

Research output: Book/ReportOther report

Can users recall their user experience with a technology? Temporal bias and the system usability scale.

Boyd, K., Bond, RR., Magee, J. & Mc Cormack, P., 10 May 2018, (Accepted/In press) Can users recall their user experience with a technology? Temporal bias and the system usability scale..

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access


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 2019

  • 2 Invited talk

Careful Design: Pain Relief for Unmet Needs in Healthcare

Justin Magee (Speaker)
12 Apr 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk


Arts & Health

Justin Magee (Speaker)
16 Nov 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk