Communications expert Remote work advocate Metaverse researcher Digital anthropologist


Hey, I'm Jo.

I am insanely curious about how people interact and how emerging technology impacts the nature of human communication, particularly in the workplace. My mission is to help people connect deeply with each other using technology as an enabler.

I believe that tech has the capacity to dramatically improve lives, but that we must consciously create the kind of future we want – one that maximises the benefits tech offers, and avoids unintended consequences. It’s my personal goal to contribute to this through the work I do.


Education & Experience


  • PhD | Information & Communication

    Manchester Metropolitan University (2021-2024)

    Thesis: Extended Reality, Extended Naturalness: Creative idea generation in virtual, remote workplaces

  • MA | International Relations (Intelligence & Security)

    University of Leicester (2016-2019)

    Dissertation: Perception Management & Regulating the Online Psychological Battlefield: Bell Pottinger’s Destabilising Propaganda Campaign in South Africa.

  • MA | Mass Communication

    University of Leicester (2008-2010)

    Dissertation: African Digital Leadership: Social Media and Democracy in sub- Saharan Africa.

  • BA (Hons) | Linguistics & Anthropology

    University of London, School of Oriental & African Studies (2004-2007)

    Regional focus on Africa and specialist focus on digital anthropology.


  • Epic Games

    Global Marketing & Communications Lead - Quixel | Remote (2019-present)

  • Hear Her Communications

    Founder | Cape Town, Remote (2020-present)

  • Quixel

    Head of Marketing & Communication | Stockholm, Cape Town, Remote (2018-2019)

  • iflix

    Head of Marketing & Communication, Africa | Kuala Lumpur, Cape Town, Remote (2017-2018)

  • Opera Software

    Senior Marketing & Communications Manager, Africa | Oslo, Cape Town, Remote (2014-2017)

  • Mobile Ecosystem Forum

    General Manager, Africa | London, Johannesburg, Remote (2013-2014)

  • africapractice

    Associate Consultant, Consultant, Senior Consultant | London, Accra, Nairobi, Johannesburg (2007-2013)

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