Kelly is a Senior Lecturer of Software Engineering at the University of Auckland, New Zealand in the Department of Electrical, Computer, and Software Engineering. She is currently a Rutherford Discovery Fellow.
Kelly’s research is focused on the human and social aspects of software engineering, and her current research topics include software developer diversity and inclusion, collaborative software development, and software requirements engineering. She is passionate about enabling inclusive software teams to create inclusive software products.
She is a Liaison for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for ACM’s Special Interest Group on Software Engineering (SIGSOFT) and a member of the IEEE Computer Society Diversity & Inclusion committee.