I'm an award winning researcher and PhD candidate at Victoria University Wellington. Deleting my Facebook account over five years ago, I'm interested in 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, and dabble in food writing. I have been published in Real Life, The Disconnect, 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 run a wellbeing workshop called Healthy Tech Habits.