Sarita Pais

Centre of Learning: Information Technology, Engineering and Construction

School: School of Information Technology

Teaching Programme: Postgraduate / Master of Information Technology, Bachelor of Information Technology, and Graduate Diploma in Information Technology.

Research Speciality: Sarita is currently studying her doctoral and her research involves integrating data from various mobile wellness apps suitable for clinical consultation. The research involves various components and relevant research on data integration, usability, technology acceptance are considered here.



Sarita Pais teaches on the Information Technology programmes at Whitireia, Auckland campus. Her qualification is in computer science and she has completed her Masters in Computer and Information Science in 2011 from Auckland University of Technology. She is currently completing her doctoral studies in health informatics. Her research interest is in design science, ubiquitous computing technologies such as RFID, smart phone apps, data integration and usability studies.

She also has research interest related to education, skills required for IT students to gain employment and work integrated learning.

Prior to joining Whitireia, Sarita taught in a vocational institute teaching computer education. She has relevant experience about applied learning and teaching approach which is beneficial to the School of IT.


Academic Qualifications

2014 - Doctoral candidate, Health informatics, Auckland University of Technology

2011 - Master of Computer and Information Technology, Auckland University of Technology

1992 - Bachelor of Science, Mangalore University, India


Professional Positions Held

2016 - Principal Academic Staff Member and Programme Manager, Whitireia

2010 - Programme Manager IT programmes Auckland, Senior Academic Staff Member

2003 – 2009 Tutor IT programmes

1993 – 2002 Academic Head and tutor, Aptech Computers, India


Professional Distinctions and Memberships

2017: Research Contestable Fund, Research and Innovation, Whitireia WelTec

2015: Summer Research Assistantship, Design & Creative Technologies Research Office, AUT

2013: SCMS Research Award, AUT

2012: Summer Research Assistantship, Design & Creative Technologies Research Office, AUT


Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

Pais, S. & Xu, X. (2016). 'Wellness data sharing from Personal Health Record (PHR) to Elctronic Health Record (EHR).' International Journal of Latest Trends in Engineering and Technology, Special Issue SACAIM 2016, 106-114.


Peer Reviewed Book Chapters, books edited

Pais, S., & Symonds, J. (2009). 'Handling RFID data using a data-on-tag approach.' In J. Ayoade & D. Parry (Eds.). Auto-identification and ubiquitous computing applications: RFID and smart technologies for information convergence (pp. 180-193). Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference.


Refereed Conference Proceedings

Pais, S. , Parry, D. , Rowan, J. & Petrova, K. (2017). Review of Mobile Apps Suitable for use in Diabetes Clinic for Self-management of GDM. MedInfo conference, China.

Pais, S., Parry, D., Rowan, J. (2017). A Framework of Evaluation of Mobile Wellness Apps for Use in a Clinical Setting. Proceedings of the IEEE Tensym, India.

Pais, S. Parry, D. & Huang Y. (2017). Suitability of Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) for Wellness Data. Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Hawaii.

Pais, S., Sampath, P. & Joseph, J. (2016). The internship paper as overseas experience for international students. NZACE, 19th Annual Conference of the New Zealand Association for Cooperative Education, Auckland New Zealand.

Pais, S., Parry, D., Rush, E. & Rowan, J. (2016). Data integration for mobile wellness apps to support treatment of GDM. Proceedings of the HIKM conference part of the proceedings of the Australasian Computer Science Week Multiconference (ACSW '16) Canberra. ACM, New York, NY, USA, Article 64 , 7 pages. DOI=

Pais, S. (2015). Preparing Students for Agile Projects and Requirements Engineering Prioritisation Techniques. Proceedings of the CITRENZ Conference, Queenstown.

Pais, S. (2012). Employability of international students studying information technology. Proceedings of the 3rd Annual Conference of Computing and Information Technology Education and Research New Zealand (pp. 82-85). Christchurch: CITRENZ.


Invited Exhibitions/ Events/Performances

Pais, S. (2017). Ecosystem of Mobile Apps for monitoring Diabetes. Oral presentation at Annual ITP (Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics) research symposium, Wintec, Hamilton.

Pais, S. (2016). Research methodology – Design Science. Oral presentation at Faculty Development Programme, St Aloysius College, Mangaluru, India.

Pais, S. (2013). Integration of personal health records with mobile devices for self-management. Presented at the HINZ Post graduate Symposium, AUT, Auckland.


Research Contribution

Review article for International Journal of Medical Informatics 2017

Review article for HCIRO ( 2014

Review article for ACIS 2016

Review abstracts for Whitireia Research Symposium 2015

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