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Ita Richardson


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 – the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Software, and a Principal Investigator in the Ageing Research Centre in UL. She leads projects on Connected Health, Global Software Engineering, and Gender issues in STEM.

Ita has over 200 publications, has supervised 22 PhD students to completion and is currently supervising 3 PhD students. She has received funding for her research from a variety of agencies including Science Foundation Ireland, Irish Research Council, European Union and Enterprise Ireland. Her collaborators have included IBM, Ocuco and Johnson & Johnson, and public bodies such as University Hospital Limerick Group and the Irish Health Service Executive. She led the University of Limerick Equality and Human Rights portfolio from 2017-2020.

Types of projects she is looking to supervise include:
Innovative digital technologies & adoption – Connected health focus. He is happy to discuss potential projects with potential fellows. In the norm, my projects have a particular healthcare focus, but we can discuss your interests. Examples – malnourishment (food security) in developing countries, on-line music therapy, connected health supporting cancer recovery.

Research Areas:

Connected health, software engineering, requirements engineering, healthcare for minority groups