Prof Ita Richardson is a Co-Principal Investigator in Lero and an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems at the University of Limerick. She leads the Process Quality Research Group, supervising projects on Global Software Engineering and Connected Health. She has over 200 publications, has supervised 15 PhD students to completion and is currently supervising 6 PhD students. Prof Richardson is 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 UL’s Athena SWAN champion, working at a national level for gender equality in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. She collaborates with a number of industries including IBM and Ocuco, and public bodies such as the Health Service Executive. She is 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 and the International Conference on Global Software Engineering over many years. 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).