Mark Warner

Mark Warner
PhD Student
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UCLIC, University College London
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United Kingdom

My research is interested in how men who have sex with men (MSM) manage HIV status information in online sex-social applications (apps). Using a mixture of qualitative and quantitative research methods, I draw on economic, communication, and motivation theories to develop a rich understanding of how HIV status information in sex-social environments is being perceived, and how this information is changing interactions, behaviours, and social norms. My work challenges the notion of control in the design of sensitive disclosure fields and suggests that privacy may unravel around non-disclosures, as those not disclosing may be assumed to be "hiding" undesirable information.

Brief biography

I studied part-time for a masters degree in Security Management at the University of Portsmouth. My research was focused on how privacy concerns are formed, and how these concerns impact levels of self-censorship when communicating over online social messaging platforms.

Prior to joining UCLIC, I worked as an advisor in digital forensics for a criminal investigations department the Middle East. I was responsible for developing enhanced capabilities for extracting, analysing, and processing data from electronic devices in criminal investigations.

Research Publications

Mark Warner, A Gutmann, MA Sasse, Ann Blandford Privacy Unraveling Around Explicit HIV Status Disclosure Fields in the Online Geosocial Hookup App Grindr 2018 The 21st ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, Conference paper (text), Jersey City, US
Mark Warner, Ann Blandford Do I Really Have To Publicly Disclose My HIV Status? 2018 Computer Human Interaction, Conference abstract/presentation slides, Montreal