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Prof Ita Richardson is Professor of Software Quality in the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems at the University of Limerick, a Co-Principal Investigator in Lero and a Principal Investigator in the Ageing Research Centre. She supervises projects on Global Software Engineering and Connected Health. She has over 200 publications, has supervised 19 PhD students to completion and is currently supervising 3 PhD students. Prof Richardson was an SFI Industry Research Fellow (2015-2017). She has received funding for her research from a variety of agencies including Science Foundation Ireland, Irish Research Council, European Union and Enterprise Ireland. Prof Richardson is on UL’s Athena SWAN committee, was UL’s Special Advisor on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (2017-2020), and works at a national level for gender equality in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Her industry collaborations include Johnson & Johnson, IBM and Ocuco Ltd, and public bodies such as the Health Service Executive. Prof Richardson is the Diversity Co-Chair for the International Conference on Software Engineering 2023, she has been on the editorial board of the Journal of Software: Evolution and Process, and serves on many conference programme committees including the International Conference on Software Engineering (2018, 2020), Workshop on Software for Healthcare and Requirements Engineering for Well-Being, Aging and Health. Prof Richardson is guest editor of Journal of Software: Evolution and Process on Connected Health (2017), Journal of Software: Evolution and Process on Software Processes (2015), Expert Systems Journal on Knowledge Engineering in Global Software Development (2014), Journal of Software: Evolution and Process on Global Software Engineering (2012) and IEEE Software on Software Process for Small Enterprises (2007).


Recent publications in Connected Health:

Moloney, J, Abbas, RA, Beecham, S, Ahmad, B and Richardson, I, 2020, February. Challenges and Opportunities for Caregiving through Information and Communication Technology. In HEALTHINF 2020 - 13th International Conference on Health Informatics, 24th-26th February, 2020.

Alshammari, Muneef, Owen Doody and Ita Richardson, 2020, August. Software Engineering Issues: An exploratory study into the development of Health Information Systems for people with Mild Intellectual and Developmental Disability. In 2020 IEEE First International Workshop on Requirements Engineering for Well-Being, Aging, and Health (REWBAH) (pp. 67-76). IEEE, 31st August.

Carroll, Noel, and Ita Richardson. "Mapping a Careflow Network to assess the connectedness of Connected Health." Health Informatics Journal , Volume 25, Issue 1, pp 106–125 (2019).

Carroll, Noel, Ita Richardson (2019), Enablers and Barriers for Hospital Pharmacy Information Systems. Health Informatics Journal  pp 1-14.

Carroll, Noel, Craig Kuziemsky and Ita Richardson, Guest Editor’s Introduction, Special Issue on Software Engineering for Connected Health: Challenges and Research Roadmap, Journal of Software Evolution and Practice, 2018.   Carroll N, Kuziemsky C, Richardson I. Special issue on software engineering for Connected Health: Challenges and