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Ryan Johnston, (PhD Researcher)

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Ryan Johnston is a PhD researcher focusing on the use of Immersive and visual technologies as communication tools for the built environment and NetZero with Ulster University School of Architecture. Ryan specialises in the use of location intelligence tools and data, skills he used in his previously role as Senior Technologist with Connected Places Catapult to support innovation projects in intelligent mobility and smart city solutions such as digital twins for the safe development of connected & autonomous vehicle and national scale mobile phone data analysis. The exposer to new immersive technologies at the Catapult and Ryan’s passionate interest for the interaction between the built and natural world from earlier studies of Geography at Ulster has led to focused curiosity of how a holistic approach can be used to create positive real-world solutions.  

Research Interests

  • Digital Twins
  • Virtual Reality
  • Location Intelligence (GIS) 
  • Built Environment 
  • Intelligent Mobility 
  • Smart City Soultions

Education/Academic qualification


Award Date: 14 Jul 2014


Award Date: 16 Jul 2012

External positions

Senior Technologist

10 Aug 201510 Sep 2020

Mapping & Charting Officer



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