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Prof Ita Richardson

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Prof. Ita Richardson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science & Information Systems and a funded Investigator within Lero – the Irish Software Research Centre, with responsibility research projects worth over €2million. The focus of her research is on software process and assessment and the quality of use of software in a variety of domains, including hospitals and clinics, medical device and financial services. Prof. Richardson has graduated 14 PhD students and 1 Habilitation student to completion, is currently supervising 3 PhD students, some of whom are part-time and industry-based and has supervised Senior Research Fellows and Research Fellows for the past 15 years. Prof. Richardson has over 200 publications in refereed journals and conferences, book chapters and edited books. Prof. Richardson carries out industry-based research with indigenous Irish companies such as HomeSafe Care and Ocuco, and multi-national organisations such as Vitalograph, IBM, and Intel Shannon. She also researches with the Health Service Executive, specifically within Limerick Public Hospitals, where her team have developed H-QAP – a Hospital Quality Assurance Program. Current projects include the establishment of an Innovation model for Connected Health development in Clinical situations, and an Investigation into measurable improvements within Radiography due to Connected Health implementation.


Beecham, S., Richardson, I., Sommerville, I., O'Leary, P., Baker, S. & Noll, J. (2019). Triangulating Research Dissemination Methods: A Three-Pronged Approach to Closing the Research-Practice Divide. In Software Technology: 10 Years of Innovation in IEEE Computer, M. Hinchey (Ed.).

Carroll, N., Kuziemsky, C. & Richardson, I. (2018). Special issue on software engineering for Connected Health: Challenges and research roadmap. Journal of Software: Evolution and Process. 30 (7): e1941.

Carroll, N., Richardson, I., Moloney, M. & O'Reilly, P. (2018). Correction to: Bridging healthcare education and technology solution development through experiential innovation. Health and Technology. 8 (4): 263.

Kroll, J., Richardson, I., Prikladnicki, R. & Audy, J. L. N. (2018). Empirical Evidence in Follow the Sun Software Development: A Systematic Mapping Study. Information and Software Technology. 93: 30-44.

Mahmood, S., Anwer, S., Niazi, M., Alshayeb, M. & Richardson, I. (2017). Key factors that influence task allocation in global software development. Information and Software Technology. 91:102-122.