Dr. Joanna Boehnert is a designer, environmental communicator, researcher and educator. She is a Research Fellow at CECAN, Centre for the Evaluation of Complexity Across the Nexus (CECAN), University of Surrey. Before this she was a researcher at CREAM (the Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media) at the University of Westminster. In 2013-2014 she was a Visiting Research Fellow at the Center for Science and Technology Policy Research (CSTPR) in CIRES (Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences) at the University of Colorado Boulder. She is founding director of EcoLabs – a studio visualising complex environmental issues. She completed an Arts and Humanities Research Council funded PhD titled: ‘The Visual Communication of Ecological Literacy: Designing, Learning and Emergent Ecological Perception’ at the University of Brighton in 2012. Her research focuses on issues how images work to help audiences understand complex systems. She is a Canadian who is also known by her nickname ‘Jody’. She tweets at @ecocene (academic) and @ecolabs (high traffic).