Lero researchers are leading the way in excellence in software research. To showcase the incredible researchers who are the centre of the Lero community we invited researchers who have worked with Lero since its establishment to share their stories, challenges, and successes in software research. In these profiles, interviews, videos and photographs you can meet some of the remarkable researchers who have helped to make Lero so successful and who are at the cutting edge of software research in Ireland and internationally.


Dr Anita Finnegan

Founder and CEO
Nova Leah

Dr Klaas-Jan Stol

Lecturer at UCC

Dr Fayola Peters

Graduate Data Analytics Developer

Prof. Pär Ågerfalk

Professor at Uppsala University

Prof. Ita Richardson

Professor at University of Limerick

Dr Liliana Pasquale

Assistant Professor at University College Dublin

Prof. Andrea Zisman

Professor at The Open University

Robert McCarthy

Programme Director, IBM Irish Software Lab

Prof. Linda Northrop

Lero Advisory Board Member

Dr Anders Mattsson

Lead Architect at Husqvarna Group

Prof. Kieran Conboy

Co-Principal Investigator, Lero

Prof. Derek O'Keeffe

Consultant Physician and Professor of Medical Devices

Réka Pétercsák

Phd Student - Smart City Project Management

Prof. John McDonald

Funded Investigator, Lero

Abeba Birhane

PHD Candidate
Cognitive Science