Mark Warner

Mark Warner
Former: PhD Student
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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.

Brief biography

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).

Currently (October 2021) Senior Lecturer in Computer and Information Sciences at Northumbria University.

Research Publications

L Scott, Cecchinato M E., L Coventry, Mark Warner Evaluating the Effects of Culture and Relationship Strength on Misinformation Challenging Behaviours Within the UK 2023 Chapter
L Scott, L Coventry, Marta Cecchinato, Mark Warner “I figured her feeling a litle bit bad was worth it to not spread that kind of hate”: Exploring how UK families discuss and challenge misinformation 2023 Conference paper (text)
Dilisha Patel, S Pendse, Choudhury M De, S Dsane, KP Kruzan, N Kumar, Aneesha Singh, Mark Warner Information-Seeking, Finding Identity: Exploring the Role of Online Health Information in Illness Experience 2022 Conference paper (text)
Mark Warner, Laura Lascau, Anna Cox, Duncan Brumby, Ann Blandford "Oops...": Mobile Message Deletion in Conversation Error and Regret Remediation 2021 Conference paper (text)
M Higgs, C McCallum, S Sutton, Mark Warner RE-AIMing Predictive Text 2021 Conference paper (text)
A Kitkowska, Mark Warner, Y Shulman, E Waestlund, LA Martucci Enhancing Privacy through the Visual Design of Privacy Notices: Exploring the Interplay of Curiosity, Control and Affect 2020 Conference paper (text)
Mark Warner, A Kitkowska, J Gibbs, J Maestre, Ann Blandford Evaluating 'Prefer not to say' Around Sensitive Disclosures 2020 Conference paper (text)
A Gutmann, Mark Warner Fight to be Forgotten: Exploring the Efficacy of Data Erasure in Popular Operating Systems 2019 Conference paper (text)
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, 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
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 Conference paper (text)
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 paper (text)
Mark Warner, Ann Blandford Do I Really Have To Publicly Disclose My HIV Status? 2018 Conference abstract/presentation slides
Mark Warner, A Gutmann, MA Sasse, Ann Blandford Privacy Unraveling Around Explicit HIV Status Disclosure Fields in the Online Geosocial Hookup App Grindr 2018 Conference paper (text)
Mark Warner Signalling and Unravelling: (Non)Disclosure of HIV Status Information in Sex-Social Apps Used by Men Who Have Sex With Men 1900 Thesis / Dissertation