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Julia Hobsbawm named as Editor-at-Large for Social Health on Arianna Huffington’s Thrive Global

Special section will be launched on Huffington’s media platform in summer 2018.

by Kyla Jardine (Senior Communications Officer)

Arianna Huffington announced that Thrive Global’s media platform will launch a special section devoted to social health.

Julia Hobsbawm, acclaimed British writer, speaker and expert on social health will join Thrive Global as editor-at-large of the new section.

The Thrive Global Social Health section, to be launched this summer, will be dedicated to strategies and tools that enhance well-being and performance both in the workplace and at home.

Julia Hobsbawm OBE is Honorary Visiting Professor of Workplace Social Health at Cass Business School, and the author of a new book, Fully Connected: Social Health in an Age of Overload.

"I am so delighted to welcome Julia to Thrive Global as editor-at-large of our new Social Health section,” said Arianna Huffington, Founder and CEO of Thrive Global. "Her book Fully Connected marks a turning point in the conversation about how we address the challenges of technology in the always-on era. She has defined social health as an antidote in the age of overload and will bring a range of top contributors to the section as well as share her techniques and strategies for businesses and individuals alike."

“Thrive Global is ahead of the curve. I am a huge admirer of what Arianna Huffington and her team at Thrive Global do to turn stress and burnout into creative and productive living,” said Hobsbawm. "I am honoured to be heading the new Social Health section here and to be driving success in how we humans tackle the challenges of the always-on, fully connected life."

About Julia Hobsbawm

Julia Hobsbawm’s work around connectedness at work and in the workplace arose out of her interest in networks and networking and has led to her lecturing globally about the concept to audiences ranging from the Drucker Management Forum in Vienna to the Foreign & Commonwealth Office. This summer she presents her work to the OECD and European Forum Alpbach and has just joined capital management firm Kronos’ European Work Force Institute.

Julia remains the chief curator of Editorial Intelligence, the networks, media and conference business.

In addition to her books, articles and speeches, Julia is a broadcaster. She has written and presented two series for BBC Radio 4 and regularly appears on television and radio networks and podcasts.

She was awarded an OBE for Services to Business in the Queen's Birthday Honours list in June 2015.

About Thrive Global

Founded and led by Arianna Huffington, Thrive Global is a behaviour change media and technology company helping individuals, companies and communities improve their well-being and performance. Thrive Global is headquartered in New York and launched in the fall of 2016. For more information, visit www.thriveglobal.com.

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