My research interests relate to better understanding the impact privacy has on the decision-making processes around healthcare data disclosures for people recently diagnosed with HIV. I am also interested in how these decisions relate to self-presentations strategies used across various online environments. My research aims to better understand and support people when diagnosed with HIV in managing their online identities through effective healthcare disclosure management. My research is funded by Privacy&Us, EU Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks.
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 a Forensic Engineer/Foreign Advisor for various law enforcement and government agencies in the UK and the Middle East.