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Prof. Ita Richardson

Biography

Co-Principal Investigator, Lero – the Irish Software Engineering Research Centre (www.lero.ie), funded by Science Foundation Ireland (www.sfi.ie), leading the Process Quality Research Group.

Member, Health Research Institute (https://www.ul.ie/research/hri), University of Limerick
Member, Ageing Research Centre, Univerity of Limerick

Chair, Equality and Human Rights Sub-Committee of UL's Executive Committee

Associate Professor within the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems, University of Limerick.


Science Foundation Ireland Industry Research Fellow, with HomeSafe Care (http://homesafe.ie/) 2014-2017

PhD (1999) in Software Engineering.

Topics of Interest:
Software Processes, Software Process Improvement, Software Quality in specific environments:Global Software Engineering;Connected Health;Medical Device Industry;Services Development;Small to Medium Sized Enterprises.Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).Other Interests:
Athena SWAN: Member of National, University of Limerick and Faculty of Science & Engineering Steering committees. Member of CSIS/Lero committee.

Irish Water Safety (www.iws.ie)

Crinniú, University of Limerick's staff Traditional Music Group
(http://www.ul.ie/cruinniu/) ;
Sports – particularly Ladies' Gaelic Football, Camogie, Gaelic Football and Hurling;Community events (www.murroe.net);Singing, Skiing……

Research Interests

Co-Principal Investigator, Lero - Process Quality Research Group

Current Research Projects:
Co-Principal Investigator within Lero - the Irish Software Research Centre, funded by Science Foundation Ireland (www.sfi.ie) leading projects on Global Software Engineering and Connected Health;

Supervision of full-time and part-time PhD students who are/have been funded by Science Foundation Ireland (www.sfi.ie), Irish Research Council (http://www.research.ie/), European Union Projects, LGSSE - Lero Graduate School in Software Engineering (http://www.lero.ie/content/lgsselerograduateschoolsoftwareengineering), University of Eastern Finland, Technical University Munich, and
Pontifical University Catholic of Rio Grande do Sul, Porte Algre, Brazil.

Recent collaborators include IBM, Ocuco, University of Limerick Hospital Group and Health Service Executive Chief Clinical Information Officers (CCIO).

Previous Research Projects:
Principal Investigator, UL, FESTA – Female Empowerment for Science and Technology Academics (http://www.festa-europa.eu/public/formalities), funded by the European Union.

Principal Investigator within ARCH Technology Centre - Applied Research for Connected Health (www.arch.ie), funded by Enterprise Ireland (http://www.enterprise-ireland.com/en/), led by UCD.
Science Foundation Ireland Industry Fellow, researching with ADA-Security, Rockchapel, Co Cork.

Principal Investigator Lero@UL, TRANSFoRm – Translational Research and Patient Safety in Europe (http://www.transformproject.eu/), funded by the European Union;Project

Principal Investigator, PAISEAN – Plan-driven, Agile, Inner-Source Environment Analysis Network (http://www.lero.ie/project/paisean0), funded by Science Foundation Ireland (www.sfi.ie);

Project Team Member, Lero@UL, Developing a Global Software Development Framework for the Medical Device Industry (
https://www.dkit.ie/rsrg/research/current-projects), completed August 2014.

Principal Investigator, Lero@UL, S-Cube – Software Services and Systems Network (http://www.s-cube-network.eu/), completed March 2012.
Principal Investigator for Gender Audit @ UL – reports available at http://gender.lero.ie/.

Adjunct Professor, University of Eastern Finland.

External Examiner for PhD theses in Finland, The Netherlands, Sweden, India, Canada.

Teaching Interests

Department of Computer Science and Information Systems, University of Limerick
[Limited teaching duties currently as I am seconded to Office of the President, University of Limerick].

Supervision of M.Sc. and Final Year Projects.
Workshops on Connected Health with School of Allied Health, UL.

Teaching topics: Software Processes, Software Process Improvement, Software Quality, Development of Information Systems.

Lecture to undergraduate, post-graduate (M.Sc. in Software Engineering), Higher Diploma and Graduate Diploma Students.



Professional Activities

Education

  • 1999 University of Limerick - PhD
  • 1992 University of Limerick - MSc
  • 1983 NIHE (now University of Limerick) - BSc

Language

  • English
  • Irish

Committee

  • Special Advisor to the University of Limerick President on Equality & Diversity,
    • Strategy leader for Equality & Diversity within the University of Limerick
    • Member of Irish University University Association sub-committee on Equality & Diversity

Publications

Book Chapter

2014

Modelling Care Pathways in a Connected Health Setting
O'Leary, P;Buckley, P; Richardson, I
Foundations of Health Information Engineering and Systems, Lecture Notes in Computer Science

Conference Publication

2011

HEALTHINF 2011: PROCEEDINGS OF THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON HEALTH INFORMATICS
Shroff, V,Reid, L,Hashmi, S,Mulligan, G,Sheehy, D,Xiang, KY,Richardson, I,Traver V,Fred, A,Filipe, J,Gamboa, H
Healthinf 2011: Proceedings Of The International Conference On Health Informatics

2011

2011 24TH IEEE-CS CONFERENCE ON SOFTWARE ENGINEERING EDUCATION AND TRAINING (CSEET)
Richardson, I,Reid, L,Seidman, SB,Pattinson, B,Delaney, Y,
2011 24th Ieee-Cs Conference On Software Engineering Education And Training (Cseet)

2010

Software Quality: from Theory to Practice
Richardson, I,Delaney, Y,Abreu, FBE,DeFaria, JP,Machado, RJ
Quatic 2010: Seventh International Conference On The Quality Of Information And Communications Technology DOI: 10.1109/QUATIC.2010.27

2008
2008

International Conference on Global Software Engineering (ICGSE) 2008
Richardson, Ita,Avram, Gabriela,Deshpande, Sadhana ,Casey, Valentine
DOI: 10.1109/ICGSE.2008.21

2005

ENVIRON 2005
Leonard, J., O Regan, B., Moles, R., Richardson, I.,

Other Publication

Peer Reviewed Journal

2018

Bridging healthcare education and technology solution development through experiential innovation
Carroll, N;Richardson, I;Moloney, M;O'Reilly, P
Health And Technology DOI: 10.1007/s12553-017-0209-z

Published Report