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Job title:

Professor of Digital Media


Director for Design and Digital Media


John Lee is Professor of Digital Media at the University of Edinburgh. He has been Deputy Director of the Human Communication Research Centre since 1993. He has directed the highly successful MSc programme in Design and Digital Media since it was founded in 1999.

He has held a number of externally funded research projects, and coordinated the Edinburgh-Stanford Link programme, a collaboration on speech and language technology with Stanford University, USA. Much of his research centres on various aspects of cognition, communication and uses of technology in design and learning.

Current PhD students

Bassam Al Shiekh

Parametric Architecture and Islamic / Arabic Calligraphy

Gregg S. Lloren

De-Framing Time and Space: Towards a Kineiconic Application of 360° Immersive Technologies in the Reconstruction of Memory