Prestigious fellowship bestowed on Professor Dorothy Monekosso
Professor Dorothy Monekosso, who works at Leeds Beckett University, has been given an Honorary Fellowship of BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.
On receiving the award, Professor Monekosso, Director of Research - School of Built Environment, Engineering & Computing at Leeds Beckett University, said: “I wish to thank BCS for acknowledging my contribution to the field and determination to improve the experiences of under-represented groups in IT.
“This ensures I continue with renewed effort, my work to develop assistive and rehabilitation technologies as well as working with the next generation of computer scientists and computer engineers.”
The Trustee Board made special mention of the work Professor Monekosso has carried out on smart technologies to enable people living with conditions like dementia to remain at home for longer.
They also focused on the fact that she has helped highlight persistent diversity and inclusion issues across the IT industry, and her contributions to their Awkward Conversation webinar in which stressed the responsibility of senior leaders to drive change.
The award is among the most prestigious BCS can bestow and previous recipients include the inventor of the World Wide Web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee.