Dr Condell is a Senior Lecturer in Computing and Intelligent Systems at the University of Ulster. She holds a B.Sc. (Hons) Maths, Statistics & Computing from Ulster University, an M.Sc. (Distinction) in Industrial Mathematics from the University of Strathclyde and a Ph.D. in Mathematics and Computing Science from Ulster University. She is also a senior fellow of the Centre for Higher Education Research and Practice at Ulster.
Dr Joan Condell has published over 180 papers and actively secured grants from external sources with a total income over £10.8M. She was co-investigator on an EU FP7 project (I’m Clever) for €5.9M which successfully completed in 2013 and is currently principal investigator and lead partner on 2 EU Interreg projects (SENDoc) totalling 4M. Her research areas include imaging and digital intelligent technologies in security, wearables, energy and associated application areas.
Joan is CEO of a spinout company ActionSense Ltd. She has numerous patents filed in UK and US; and has completed trials with key industrial players with security and wearables technologies. Joan has won Innovation and Enterprise awards for this commercialisation work for creativity and bio-entrepreneurship.
Joan has a strong record in research informed teaching and has developed final year modules related to security and encryption for undergraduate courses. In 2011 Joan won a distinguished teaching award for her pedagogic research into peer assisted study support for students (PASS) securing funds from HEA and other sources. Dr Condell is a highly respected academic internationally and has held Visiting Scholar positions.