Lorena Sánchez Chamorro

Doctoral researcher

Lorena is a Ph.D researcher in the HCI Team currently working on the study of dark patterns and persuasive technologies, and their influence on human behaviour. She is also interested in privacy, platforms and their relationship with users. Her research focuses on disentangling the effects of dark patterns from a design point of view to challenge the idea of consent on the Internet and to help practitioners and policymakers to deal with potentially manipulative interfaces.

Areas of expertise:

  • Privacy and security
  • Persuasive technologies
  • Quantitative and qualitative methods
  • Societal aspects of technology

Lorena holds an MSc in Media and Communications Governance from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a Double BSc in Law and Politics. Before joining the HCI team, she was working as a consultant in cybersecurity and privacy domains, assessing the impact on privacy of a variety of computing and software projects along with technical teams and developers.

Her multidisciplinary background, professional experience and enthusiasms led her to analyse the intersection between society and technology.

Web & social profiles