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Dr Kasuni Weerasinghe BSc (Hons) ICT, PhD

Lecturer in Management Information Systems

Doctoral Co-Supervisor
School of Management

I am a Lecturer in the School of Management teaching and researching mainly in the field of technology management and use. I teach a number of papers relating to the Organisational Technology Management (OTM) major and undergraduate level and postgraduate level. I'm a member of the Management Analytics and Decision-making (MAD) research group.


Contact details

  • Location: QB 2.17, Quadrangle Building B
    Campus: Auckland


  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Information and Communication Technology - University of Colombo (2012)
  • Doctor of Philosophy - Massey University (2019)

Certifications and Registrations

  • Licence, Co-Supervisor, Massey University

Prizes and Awards

  • MPower Research Support Award 2016 - Overall Winner - MPower (2016)
  • Massey University Research Fund (MURF) 2021 (Project: Work-life balance of social media managers) - Massey University (2020)
  • Mini MURF grant 2019 (Project: Patient Perceptions of Health) - Massey University (2019)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Big data, Health Information Systems, Social media research, Socio-technical systems, Social representations, Artificial Intelligence, Role of information systems (and technology) on sustainability

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Business and Management (150300): Business Information Management (incl. Records, Knowledge and Information Management, and Intelligence) (150301): Business Information Systems (150302): Commerce, Management, Tourism And Services (150000):
Communications Technologies (100500): Computer Communications Networks (100503):
Information And Computing Sciences (080000): Information Systems (080600): Information Systems Management (080609): Information Systems Organisation (080610): Information Systems Theory (080611):
Innovation and Technology Management (150307):
Technology (100000)


Big data, healthcare IS, social representation theory, socio-technical systems, business-IT alignment

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 1 0

Research Outputs


Weerasinghe, K., Scahill, SL., Pauleen, DJ., & Taskin, N. (2022). Big data analytics for clinical decision-making: Understanding health sector perceptions of policy and practice. Technological Forecasting and Social Change. 174
[Journal article]Authored by: Pauleen, D., Wannitilake Mudiyanselage, K.
Weerasinghe, K., Pauleen, D., Scahill, S., & Taskin, N. (2018). Development of a theoretical framework to investigate alignment of big data in healthcare through a social representation lens. Australasian Journal of Information Systems. 22
[Journal article]Authored by: Pauleen, D., Wannitilake Mudiyanselage, K.


Weerasinghe, K. (2019). Transformation through Big Data Analytics: a Qualitative Enquiry in Health. https://aisel.aisnet.org/acis2019/. : 30th Australasian Conference on Information Systems
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Wannitilake Mudiyanselage, K.
Weerasinghe, K., Taskin, N., Pauleen, DJ., & Scahill, SL.Big data in Health: Perceptions of Professionals across the Healthcare Sector. . Zhengzhou, China
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Wannitilake Mudiyanselage, K.
Weerasinghe, K., Scahill, SL., Taskin, N., & Pauleen, DJ.(2018). Development of a taxonomy to be used by business-IT alignment researchers. Paper presented at the meeting of Proceedings of the 22nd Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems - Opportunities and Challenges for the Digitized Society: Are We Ready?, PACIS 2018
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Pauleen, D., Wannitilake Mudiyanselage, K.
Weerasinghe, K., Taskin, N., & Scahill, S. (2015, October). A Conceptual Framework to Explore the Influence of Big Data on Business-IT Alignment in Healthcare. Presented at 14th Annual Health Informatics New Zealand (HiNZ) Conference. Christchurch, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Wannitilake Mudiyanselage, K.
Dias, DMP., Weerasinghe, K., Kodikara, ND., & Ekanayaka, Y.Achieving sustainability of e-government projects in developing nations. . Auckland, New Zealand
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Wannitilake Mudiyanselage, K.
Weerasinghe, K., Bandara, W., Dharmasena, T., Kuruppubandara, M., & Nawinna, D.Analysis and Improvement of a Construction Permit Approval Process: A Teaching Case for Developing Business Process Development Capabilities, Targeting Developing Nations. . Auckland, New Zealand
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Wannitilake Mudiyanselage, K.

Consultancy and Languages


  • English
    Last used: Current
    Spoken ability: Excellent
    Written ability: Excellent
  • Sinhalese
    Last used: Current
    Spoken ability: Excellent
    Written ability: Excellent

Teaching and Supervision

Teaching Statement

I started my teaching career back in 2012, from the University of Colombo School of Computing, Sri Lanka. After moving to New Zealand in 2014 and teaching at Unitec Institute of Technology for some time, I joined Massey staff as an Assistant Lecturer in 2017 while reading for my PhD. Started the current role as a Lecturer in 2019 after completion of my PhD. I have experience in teaching internal and distance classes. I'm currently teaching courses that are related to Organisational Technology Management Major: 157 150 Management Information Systems (2018), 157 151 Living and working with technology (2019 - present), 157 240 Social media networks for business (2017 - 2019) and 157 241 Technology trends for organisations.

Graduate Supervision Statement

My interests for research supervision mainly align with my own research interests, I am keen to supervise students who would like to explore technology phenomena like big data, artificial intelligence, social media, particularly their application and impact on use (humanistic aspects of technology). Since I have experience researching health information systems, I'm open to supervising students exploring different aspects of Health IS. Recently I have been interested in investigating the role of information systems (technology) in sustainable ecosystems, thus, keen to supervise students exploring in this field.

Dr Kasuni Weerasinghe is available for Masters and Doctorial supervision.

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Co-supervisor 3 0

Current Doctoral Supervision

Co-supervisor of:

  • Steve Wilson - Doctor of Philosophy
    Lifting the Veil. The seen, the unseen, the unspoken and the unknown. Workplace Bullying within a Hospitality Context, a Holistic Approach.
  • Sunchai Tongsuksai - Doctor of Philosophy
    A Framework to Assess Cloud Enterprise Resource Planning Adoption in Small and Medium-sized Enterprises
  • Thi Thanh Hoa Nguyen - Doctor of Philosophy
    Supply Chain Visibility and Its Impact on Decision-making: An Integrated Model in the Pharmaceutical Industry.

Media and Links


  • 10 Feb 2020 - Online
    Health sector needs guidelines for big data usage
    NZ Doctor

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