I’m a researcher at Te Herenga Waka―Victoria University of Wellington, with expertise in digital technology, design and wellbeing. I recently completed my PhD on the tension between disconnecting from the internet and remaining connected to the world. I studied a pioneer community of software developers, behavioural scientists, and entrepreneurs who invented 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 The Conversation, 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.