Dr Justin F Gallagher

Dr Justin F Gallagher


Dr Justin F Gallagher FHEA CEng IMechE is a teaching and research fellow in the Institute of Design, Robotics and Optimisation (iDRO), School of Mechanical Engineering. His research focuses on rehabilitation robotics for the recovery of patients with neurological conditions such as Stroke and Cerebral Palsy. His teaching is focused on Computers in Engineering Analysis, Dynamics and Control, Medical Mechatronics and student based projects. He has strong ties with industry, having run several businesses in Engineering and IT.

Research interests

Dr Gallagher’s research interests include developing hardware and software for rehabilitation systems, internet of things applications, serious rehabilitation games development and evaluating potential business opportunities for the technology. He is also responsible for developing systems and collaborations for the ReLOAD project, putting engineering experiments online for learning and improving engineering pedagogy. He supervises several PhD projects and undergraduate projects at level 3 and 4.

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  • PhD in Rehabilitation Robotics
  • MSc Artificial Intelligence
  • MSc (Eng) Advanced Mechanical Engineering
  • BEng Mechancial Engineering

Professional memberships

  • CEng IMechE
  • IET
  • IPEM
  • CIPA
  • IoD

Student education

Dr Gallagher works at the University in Leeds, but also works on the University campus at Southwest Jiaotong University in China. He is involved with the following modules:

  • MECH1010/XJME1010 Computers in Engineering Analysis
  • MECH2620/XJME2620 Vibration and Control
  • MECH3890/XJME3890 Individual Engineering Project
  • MECH3895 Individual Mechatronics and Robotics Project
  • MECH5030M Team Project
  • MECH5605M Biomechatronics and Medical Robotics
  • MECH5845M Professional Project
  • MECH5880 Team Design Project

Research groups and institutes

  • Robotics
  • Institute of Design, Robotics and Optimisation

Current postgraduate researchers

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