I’m an award winning researcher and PhD candidate at Victoria University Wellington. Deleting my Facebook account over six years ago, I study the tension between unplugging and remaining connected to the world. This led me to a pioneer community of software developers, behavioural scientists, and entrepreneurs who are inventing new technology-based ways to disconnect from the internet. The title of my thesis is The Manufacture of Disconnection.
Outside of academia, I write about technology and digital culture. I have been published in Real Life, The Disconnect, Beside, The Spinoff, and Newsroom, and featured in Radio NZ, The Listener, and Lifehacker.
I regularly speak about the benefits of disconnecting from the internet and have created a wellbeing workshop called Healthy Tech Habits.