Fadhila Mazanderani was a DPhil candidate at the OII where her work focused on the health information seeking practices of people living with HIV / Aids and the relationship between access to information, patient empowerment and expertise.

Prior to joining the OII Fadhila worked as a management consultant in South Africa with a focus on Media and Telecommunications strategy. She holds a Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT) degree from the University of Pretoria and a Masters degree in New Media, Information and Society from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Her research interests include how people appropriate digital information and tools within the context of developing countries and the role search engines play as mediators to online content.

Research interests

chronic illness, HIV, health, information, knowledge, privacy

Positions held at the OII

  • DPhil Alumna, November 2011 –
  • DPhil student, October 2007 – November 2011

Supervisors at the OII

Current projects

Past projects

  • Privacy Value Networks (PVNets)

    Participants: Dr Anne-Marie Oostveen, Professor Ian Brown, Dr Fadhila Haeri Mazanderani, Dr Chrysanthi Papoutsi, Dr Fehmi Ben Abdesslem, Dave Birch, Dr Sacha Brostoff, Dr Tristan Henderson, David Houghton, Dr Adam Joinson, Miguel Malheiros, Iain Parris, Professor Angela Sasse, Dr Asimina Vasalou

    Privacy Value Networks (PVNets) is producing an empirical base for developing concepts of privacy across contexts and timeframes, addressing a current lack of clarity of what privacy is and what it means to stakeholders in different usage scenarios.