ABOUT TANYA

Tanya is a trailblazing author, pioneering thinker and campaigner on digital wellbeing and tech ethics, and founder of the digital detox movement Time to Log Off.

“Over the last two decades I’ve watched digital technologies morph from faithful servants to manipulative masters. My work on digital wellbeing, tech ethics, and responsible technology is all about putting you, me, and the next generation back in the driving seat.”

Tanya Goodin

BIOGRAPHY

ONE LINE BIOGRAPHY
Tanya is a trailblazing author, pioneering thinker and campaigner on digital wellbeing and tech ethics, and founder of the digital detox movement Time to Log Off.

ONE PARAGRAPH BIOGRAPHY
Tanya is a trailblazing author, pioneering thinker and campaigner on digital wellbeing and tech ethics, and host of the popular tech podcast It’s Complicated. Her game-changing books ‘My Brain Has Too Many Tabs Open’, ‘Off’ and ‘Stop Staring at Screens’ are published in ten languages. An award-winning digital entrepreneur and an instinctive trend spotter, she started her online business three years before Google launched, and founded digital detox movement Time To Log Off long before concerns about excessive screen-use first appeared on the public radar. An inspiring speaker, once described as a “digital canary”, Tanya is an expert in the field of tech-life balance and regular media commentator, helping a global audience forge a healthier, happier relationship with digital devices.

LONGER BIOGRAPHY
Tanya is a trailblazing author, pioneering thinker and campaigner on digital wellbeing and tech ethics, and host of the popular tech podcast It’s Complicated. Her game-changing books ‘My Brain Has Too Many Tabs Open’, ‘Off’ and ‘Stop Staring at Screens’ are published in ten languages. An award-winning digital entrepreneur and an instinctive trend spotter, she started her online business three years before Google launched, and founded digital detox movement Time To Log Off long before concerns about excessive screen-use first appeared on the public radar. As an expert in the field of tech-life balance, Tanya is helping a global audience forge a healthier, happier relationship with digital devices.

A Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a graduate of the University of Oxford, Tanya was a founder member of the Digital Wellness Institute, a global think-tank that advocates for research and policy on the healthy use of tech. She works as an adviser to corporations and educational organisations all over the world and has presented evidence to the UK House of Commons Science & Technology Committee, and APPGs, on the impact of social media and screens on young people’s health.

An inspiring speaker, once described as a “digital canary”, she has shared her insights with senior management from Vodafone, Standard Chartered, Siemens and Nomura, and the teaching staff at some of the UK’s most celebrated schools. Tanya is also known as an expert media commentator who regularly appears in print and on television.

digital detox expert Tanya Goodin

Awards

  • 2022 Fellow, Royal Society of Arts

  • 2020 ‘It’s Complicated’ Host, Top 3 Tech Podcasts, London Standard

  • 2018 Selected as one of the UK’s 400 ‘Women of the Year’

  • 2014 Finalist, Media Category, ‘First Women’ Awards

  • 2009 Semi-Finalist, Ernst & Young ‘Entrepreneur of the Year‘

  • 2008 Finalist, Blackberry ‘Outstanding Women in Technology‘

  • 2007 London Finalist, Ernst & Young ‘Entrepreneur of the Year‘

BIOGRAPHY

digital detox expert Tanya Goodin
ONE LINE BIOGRAPHY
Tanya is a trailblazing author, pioneering thinker and campaigner on digital wellbeing and tech ethics, and founder of the digital detox movement Time to Log Off.
ONE PARAGRAPH BIOGRAPHY
Tanya is a trailblazing author, pioneering thinker and campaigner on digital wellbeing and tech ethics, and host of the popular tech podcast It’s Complicated. Her game-changing books ‘My Brain Has Too Many Tabs Open’, ‘Off’ and ‘Stop Staring at Screens’ are published in ten languages. An award-winning digital entrepreneur and an instinctive trend spotter, she started her online business three years before Google launched, and founded digital detox movement Time To Log Off long before concerns about excessive screen-use first appeared on the public radar. An inspiring speaker, once described as a “digital canary”, Tanya is an expert in the field of tech-life balance and regular media commentator, helping a global audience forge a healthier, happier relationship with digital devices.

LONGER BIOGRAPHY
Tanya is a trailblazing author, pioneering thinker and campaigner on digital wellbeing and tech ethics, and host of the popular tech podcast It’s Complicated. Her game-changing books ‘My Brain Has Too Many Tabs Open’, ‘Off’ and ‘Stop Staring at Screens’ are published in ten languages. An award-winning digital entrepreneur and an instinctive trend spotter, she started her online business three years before Google launched, and founded digital detox movement Time To Log Off long before concerns about excessive screen-use first appeared on the public radar. As an expert in the field of tech-life balance, Tanya is helping a global audience forge a healthier, happier relationship with digital devices.

A Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a graduate of the University of Oxford, Tanya was a founder member of the Digital Wellness Institute, a global think-tank that advocates for research and policy on the healthy use of tech. She works as an adviser to corporations and educational organisations all over the world and has presented evidence to the UK House of Commons Science & Technology Committee, and APPGs, on the impact of social media and screens on young people’s health.

An inspiring speaker, once described as a “digital canary”, she has shared her insights with senior management from Vodafone, Standard Chartered, Siemens and Nomura, and the teaching staff at some of the UK’s most celebrated schools. Tanya is also known as an expert media commentator who regularly appears in print and on television.

Awards

  • 2022 Fellow, Royal Society of Arts

  • 2020 ‘It’s Complicated’ Host, Top 3 Tech Podcasts, London Standard

  • 2018 Selected as one of the UK’s 400 ‘Women of the Year’

  • 2014 Finalist, Media Category, ‘First Women’ Awards

  • 2009 Semi-Finalist, Ernst & Young ‘Entrepreneur of the Year‘

  • 2008 Finalist, Blackberry ‘Outstanding Women in Technology‘

  • 2007 London Finalist, Ernst & Young ‘Entrepreneur of the Year‘

KIND WORDS

Tanya is a digital detox expert and digital wellbeing evangelist and speaks in workplaces, schools, colleges and at public events on digital detox, digital wellbeing and tech-life balance. 

BOOKS

Tanya is the author of three books on our complicated relationship with technology:

My Brain Has Too Many Tabs Open’, Off.’ and Stop Staring at Screens’ are all out now. 

My Brain Has Too Many Tabs Open

“Highly readable…attainable and realistic ways to reduce technology use and alleviate the burdens it can place on us as individuals and on our relationships.”

OFF: Your Digital Detox for a Better Life

"She presents simple ideas alongside practical suggestions for how to implement them - leaving you inspired and motivated by the end."

Stop Staring at Screens!

"Perhaps the best compliment I can pay this is that as soon as I started reading this, my 13-year-old son started looking over my shoulder, and in short order said, "I want to read this as soon as you're done. And I want to do this."