Mairead obtained her PhD in Business Information Systems from the National University of Ireland Galway.
Dr. Mairead O' Connor is an information systems researcher. Her PhD research specialised in software development teams, remote work, agile and lean management, and time complexity. Her research is informed through extensive engagement with industry project partners such as Dell EMC and Fidelity Investments.
She has published this work in leading outlets such as the International Conference on Information Systems and the Information and Management Journal.
She is a Diversity and Inclusion Award winner. This award is based on her work with minority and underrepresented groups in Tech.
Her current research looks at stoic philosophy in information systems and gender in information systems. Specifically, within software development leadership, software development skills gap, information systems education, digital inequality, and the metaverse.
She has also contributed to a Wall Street Journal article on Remote Teams during the Pandemic
As part of her work with Lero | The Irish Centre for Software Research, Mairead was a Science Foundation Ireland Ambassador for Women in Tech. She also visited schools across Ireland to give talks on women in STEM. She also contributed to podcasts which highlighted the representation of minority groups in STEM.