Anushia Inthiran

Senior LecturerAnushia Inthiran

Meremere 406
Internal Phone: 94636
To enable a fun and interactive learning and teaching environment. Conduct and publish engaging multidisciplinary research studies.


Research Interests

Anushia Inthiran served as a Senior IT Security Analyst for 6 years with Standard Chartered Bank prior to embarking in a career in academia. Shen then joined APIIT as a Senior Lecturer and Program Leader for the Staffordshire University Computing Degree Programmes. Thereafter she pursued her academic career with Monash University in 2012 as a Lecturer and Course Director of the Master of Business Information Systems postgraduate degree program. In 2015, she spearheaded the initiative in getting Monash University accredited as one of seven universities committed to national initiatives in Big Data and Analytics. In 2016, she was awarded the Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning by the Faculty of Information Technology.
Anushia was awarded the Fundamental Research Grant Scheme by the Malaysian government as Primary Investigator in 2013. This research grant allowed her and her team to examine the information search behaviour of physicians during the practice of evidence based medicine. In 2016, she was awarded the School of Information Technology SEED grant as primary investigator which allowed her to use eye tracking technology to describe how older adults view online health webpages. In 2017, she was awarded Contestable Conference Funding by the University of Canterbury. She is well published and serves as an editorial board member and reviewer on a number of highly ranked journals and conferences. Anushia is an alumna of the New Zealand Women in Leadership Programme. Her PhD students have been awarded the Association of Computer Machinery (ACM) and Association of Computer Machinery Special Interest Group (ACMSIGIR- Women in IT) travel grants in several occasions. Anushia is an adjunct research associate with Monash University.

Recent Publications

  • Sharma R., Jones K., Anderson W. and Inthiran A. (2022) The Digital Disruption of Higher Education– “uni for nothin’, MOOCs for free”? Journal of Information Technology Case and Application Research 24(1).
  • Inthiran A. (2021) Posts Characterization and User Engagement A Preliminary Study on a Mental Health Facebook Page in New Zealand. International Journal of Healthcare Information Systems and Informatics 17(3) 7.
  • Inthiran A. (2021) Trust or do not trust: evaluation strategies used by online health information consumers in South East Asia.. Information Research: an international electronic journal 26(1).
  • Zamri IH. and Inthiran A. (2021) An observation of knowledge sharing activities in a virtual community of practice. In Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS).
  • Inthiran A. (2020) Online Health Searching: A Perspective from South East Asia. Techniques in Neurosurgery & Neurology 3(2) [Opinion Piece].