• York Street, Belfast Campus

    BT15 1ED Belfast

    United Kingdom

Calculated based on number of publications stored in Pure and citations from Scopus

Research activity per year

Personal profile

Research Interests

Justin Magee is a professor of Design and Research Director (since 2017) for Art & Design (UoA32) leading the REF2021 submission, his academic discipline is product design. He was the Interim Associate Dean for Research & Impact for the faculty of AHSS (2021-2022). He received the Ulster University Distinguished Business Fellowship 2007, Research Excellence award for KE in 2017 and the Research Excellence Award for Business partnerships of the year under 250 employees in 2020.

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, REF2014 and REF2021 including leading an Impact Case Study.

Since 2001, he has had a sustained record of multi-disciplinary and multiagency research income securing £8,831,769 across 25 external research awards from AHRC, RCUK, DCAL, Innovate UK, WHSCT, NHSCT, HSC R&D/PHA, RCUK and ConnectED (excluding matched funding of circa £5,700,000). He is the Principal Investigator for Ulster's first Impact Accelerator Account (AHRC, 2022-2025) and a Co-investigator on one of the nine national AHRC Creative Industries Clusters (Future Screens NI). 15 awards were as PI (£2,260,785) with additional funding (not R-coded) related to research and impact totalling £49,407 from DCAL, Invest NI/ ERDF/DCC, INTERREG IIIA, HSCNI, HPSS. He has applied for £11,984,543 across 44 awards.

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 80 commercial projects with SME’s in Ireland and the UK. He has generated >£271,518 through Innovation Ulster Ltd. 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 KTP activity with CDE Global and Axial3D received Innovate UK Certificates of Excellence (2017, 2020). The CDE KTP was 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). The Axial3D KTP reached the finals of the Innovate UK Business Transformation and Impact Award (2022).

He has also served as:

  • Course and Subject Director (2009-2016) at UG and PG level
  • Placement coordinator (2000-2006, 2010-2015)
  • Director for Academic Enterprise for the Faculty of Arts (2006-2011)
  • Acting Director of the Research Institute (2005)

He is a member of the Institute of Designers (IDI, 2006), Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA, 2020), All-Party Design & Innovation (2022) and The Council for Higher Education in Art & Design (CHEAD, 2017). In 2020 he was appointed as CHEAD Research Alliance Strategy Group member. He held an external appointment on the HSC NI Office for Research Ethics Committees (2017-2019). He has peer-reviewed several Journals across design, medical engineering, creative industries and entrepreneurship including the Design Journal and Design for Health. He is a member of the AHRC Peer review panel for the DEP programme (2022) and a member of CHEAD Research Alliance Strategy Group (since 2020).

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 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Education/Academic qualification

Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Advance HE

31 May 2026 → …

Award Date: 26 May 2020

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, The Higher Education Academcy

10 May 201231 May 2026

Award Date: 10 May 2012

PhD, 3D Digital Modelling of Spinal Posture

1 Apr 20041 Dec 2009

Award Date: 28 Apr 2010

Bachelor, Transport Design 2:1 (with industrial placement), Coventry University

1 Sept 199230 May 1996

Award Date: 1 Nov 1996

External positions

External Examiner: MA Automotive & Transport Design

16 Dec 201930 Sept 2021

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

1 Mar 201730 Sept 2021

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

1 Jan 201731 Jan 2019


Dive into the research topics where Justin Magee is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.
  • 1 Similar Profiles

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

Recent external collaboration on country/territory level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots or
  • HeartAttach: Guidewire separator

    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
    97 Downloads (Pure)
  • 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
    404 Downloads (Pure)
  • Hand Support for a Bow

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

    Research output: Patent

    Open Access
    43 Downloads (Pure)
  • PUPI: Pressure Ulcer Prevention Innovation

    Magee, J., Quinn, JP., Porter, M. & McSwiggan, R., 9 Oct 2020

    Research output: Non-textual formDesign