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 undisclosed information, as those not disclosing are assumed to be "hiding" undesirable information.
I obtained a masters degree in Security Management at the University of Portsmouth (part-time, at distance, distinction). My final year research was focused on how privacy concerns are formed, and how these concerns impact on levels of self-censorship when communicating over online social messaging platforms.
Prior to joining UCLIC I worked as a digital forensics foreign advisor within a criminal investigations department (CID) in the Middle East. I was responsible for developing enhanced capabilities for extracting, analysing, and processing data from electronic devices in criminal investigations. Additionally, I was involved in improving and managing laboratory evidence handling procedures in accordance with ISO standards (ISO-17025).
|Mark Warner, A Kitkowska, J Gibbs, J Maestre, Ann Blandford||Evaluating 'Prefer not to say' Around Sensitive Disclosures||2020||The ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), Conference paper (text), Honolulu, USA|
|A Gutmann, Mark Warner||Fight to be Forgotten: Exploring the Efficacy of Data Erasure in Popular Operating Systems||2019||Annual Privacy Forum, Conference paper (text)|
|Mark Warner, V Wang||Self-censorship in social networking sites (SNSs) – privacy concerns, privacy awareness, perceived vulnerability and information management||2019||Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society, Journal article|
|Dilisha Patel, Ann Blandford, Mark Warner, J Shawe, J Stephenson||"I feel like only half a man": Online Forums as a Resource for Finding a "New Normal" for Men Experiencing Fertility Issues||2019||Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction (PACMHCI), Journal article|
|Mark Warner, JF Maestre, J Gibbs, C-F Chung, Ann Blandford||Signal Appropriation of Explicit HIV Status Disclosure Fields in Sex-Social Apps used by Gay and Bisexual Men||2019||CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Proceedings, Conference paper (text), Glasgow, Scotland UK|
|JF Maestre, EV Eikey, Mark Warner, S Yarosh, J Pater, M Jacobs, G Marcu, PC Shih||Conducting Research with Stigmatized Populations: Practices, Challenges, and Lessons Learned||2018||Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, Conference paper (text), Jersey City, NJ, USA|
|Mark Warner, Ann Blandford||Do I Really Have To Publicly Disclose My HIV Status?||2018||Computer Human Interaction, Conference abstract/presentation slides, Montreal|
|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|