The UnPlug Humans

Chris Flack

UnPlug Co-Founder Chris Flack has over fifteen years in tech and organisational behaviour consulting. He has experienced many of the negative impacts of information overload and witnessed how information overload and an ‘always on’ culture have changed many people's lives.

Chris also brings a wealth of international experience to UnPlug. Several career breaks in his corporate life allowed him to spend four years travelling and working in senior strategy roles for international aid organisations across four continents.

Chris is accredited as an All-Stars Thought Leader, a lead teacher at the Digital Wellness Institute, and regularly speaks throughout Europe.

Aidan Healy

Co-Founder Aidan Healy comes from a background of ten years in psychology and leadership development. Aidan oversees the design and delivery of UnPlug’s evidence-based programmes.

Aidan brings a depth of international experience and intercultural competence to the UnPlug team, having previously delivered training and coaching programmes across six continents.

Professor Monideepa Tarafdar

Scientific advisor working with UnPlug to ensure that our solutions are evidence-based and in line with current academic research. Professor Tarafdar is recognised as a global expert in how information technologies (IT) and systems impact individuals and collectives.

Professor Tarafdar lectures at Lancaster University and has had a number of fellowships including MIT Sloan CISR.

She is collaborating with UnPlug on the publication of materials and development of toolkits that promote engagement and understanding of the maladaptive uses of IT. This includes developing new ways of identifying, measuring and understanding the challenges of the maladaptive uses of IT.

Emer Duffy

Emer is a Specialist Occupational Therapist with a Masters in Cognitive Rehabilitation. Her passion is how behaviour change (specifically mindful practices) can affect the brain. Emer recognizes that digital distractions are a significant challenge in today’s world and has been working with the UnPlug team since mid-2015 in leading workshops to help people improve focus and reduce distraction.

UnPlug has been featured in the Google Digital Garage since 2018 and are lead teachers for the Digital Wellness Institute on Productivity and Digital Culture since 2020.