Dr Tom Chatfield is a British writer, broadcaster and tech philosopher. He’s interested in improving our experiences and understanding of digital technology; in the future of education in a digital age; and the entwined practices of critical and creative thinking.
His books exploring digital culture—most recently his bestsellinig textbook Critical Thinking (SAGE Publishing) and Live This Book! (Penguin)—have appeared in over thirty countries and languages. His debut novel, This is Gomorrah (Hodder), the first in a series of thrillers set in the world of the dark net, was published worldwide in Summer 2019. Tom has also designed online education courses teaching critical thinking at universities and in business, works as an educational consultant for schools and universities, and advises a range of companies on technology and innovation across the public and private sectors.
Past collaborators include Google, the BBC, Channel 4 Education, Mind Candy, Shift, Flamingo London, Six to Start, Preloaded, Firefish, Future Lab, Sense Worldwide, SAGE Publications, Sugru and Allianz. Tom took his doctorate and taught at St John’s College, Oxford, and continues to guest lecture at universities across the world; he's a former Associate at the Oxford Internet Institute, a currently a guest faculty member at the Said Business School, Oxford, for its Strategic Leadership Programme.
As a speaker and broadcaster, Tom’s appearances include TED Global and the Cannes Lions Festival; authors@Google; the World Congress on Information Technology; Science Foo Camp; Intelligence Squared; the Houses of Parliament; Aspen Seminars for Leaders; the RSA, Royal Society and Royal Institution; and venues ranging from the Sydney Opera House to the Googleplex. He is a regular on BBC radio and television, and broadcasts around the world.