• York Street, Belfast Campus

    BT15 1ED Belfast

    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). 

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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Research Output

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

Research output: Non-textual formDevice/Product

  • axial3d Insight

    Harpur, A., Haslam, N., McGrath, S., Fu Wu, S., Morales Cantana, E., Cooke, T., Donnelly, L., Magee, J. & Wilson, S., 18 Jun 2018

    Research output: Non-textual formSoftware

    Open Access
  • Believably immersive VR experiences within the mining industry

    Magee, J., Quigley, T., McGroarty, P., Craven, P. & Vallelly, K., 7 Mar 2017

    Research output: Non-textual formDigital or Visual Products

    Open Access
  • Hand Support for a Bow

    Porter, M., Magee, J., Doherty, L. & Wilson, IM., 24 May 2018, IPC No. G10D 3/16 (2006.01), Patent No. WO 2018/091399 A1, 13 Nov 2017, Priority date 15 Nov 2016, Priority No. 1619317.9

    Research output: Patent

    Open Access
  • Pressure Ulcer Prevention Innovation (PUPI) Boot.

    Magee, J., Porter, M., Quinn, J. & McSwiggan, R., 2016

    Research output: Non-textual formDesign


    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

  • Research Impact Excellence Awards

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




    Xie Yong

    Justin Magee (Host)
    5 Feb 2020

    Activity: Hosting a visitorHosting an academic visitor

    James Corazzo

    Justin Magee (Host)
    6 Mar 2019

    Activity: Hosting a visitorHosting an academic visitor

    Invited Talk to Northern Ireland Pain Forum (Clinical Sector)

    Justin Magee (Speaker)
    12 Apr 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    Design Journal (Journal)

    Justin Magee (Reviewer)

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication Peer-review