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 leads projects on Global Software Engineering, Connected Health and Gender issues in STEM. She has over 200 publications, has supervised 19 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 companies including IBM, Ocuco and Johnson & Johnson, and public bodies such as University Hospital Limerick Group and the Health Service Executive. Prof Richardson was an SFI Industry Research Fellow (2015-2017). She is on the editorial board of Transactions of Software Engineering, Diversity Co-Chair for the International Conference on Software Engineering 2023, and serves on many conference programme committees including the International Conference on Software Engineering 2018 & 2020, Workshop on Software for Healthcare, Requirements Engineering for Well-Being, Aging and Health, and the International Conference on Global Software Engineering over many years. Her guest editorship includes Journal of Software: Evolution and Process on Connected Health (2017), Journal of Software: Evolution and Process on Software Processes (2015) and Expert Systems Journal on Knowledge Engineering in Global Software Development (2014). 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). Prof Richardson is an advocate for education and outreach, organising talks with groups such as the University Hospital Limerick Group, students from School of Allied Health, and undertaking visits to promote STEM to young women in secondary and primary school. Prof Richardson led the University of Limerick Equality and Human Rights portfolio from 2017-2020, chairs the CSIS-Lero Athena SWAN committee, and is a member of the UL Athena SWAN committee.