Co-founder and Director
When Shelley realised there were very few resources to help her two young boys with the complexities of ‘growing up online’, she decided to do something about it. Digital Resilience, was established in 2016 and became The Digital Life Skills Company (CIC) in 2018.
Shelley has spent 20 years working in strategic, creative and operational roles in blue chip, start-up, third sector, client-side and agency environments, and has extensive experience in digital marketing and product development. Her career began in the media, quickly rising to lead the marketing effort for high profile youth magazines including Smash Hits, Sky, The Face, FHM and Empire.
With a degree in English and Philosophy, Shelley returned to education in 2008 and gained an MSc in Responsible Business Practice from Bath University. She’s since devoted her energy to not-for-profit and for-purpose organisations, providing consultancy to charities, social enterprise and purpose-led organisations. Shelley served on the Board and as Marketing Director of an arts charity until 2016.
A believer in the transformational capacity of participative action, Shelley is experienced at designing and delivering programmes for change – skills she is now bringing with great effect to schools.
As a self-confessed media junkie and lover of the outdoors, Shelley is delighted her two boys love being outside almost as much as they love digital media.
Watch Shelley’s TEDx talk on misinformation here.