Adjunct Professor, School of Human Sciences, University of Western Australia
Rob Donovan is Adjunct Professor in the School of Human Sciences at the University of WA, and Founder of the Act-Belong-Commit mental health promotion campaign. He has an international reputation in social marketing and health promotion, and has (co-) authored numerous journal articles, books, book chapters and technical reports across marketing, psychology and public health, including ‘Social Marketing Principles and Practice: An International Perspective’ with Nadine Henley.
After a career in commercial marketing he returned to academia in the early 1990s. He has taught in US and Australian university business schools and been a Visiting Scientist with the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention. He has conducted research and campaign development across a broad range of health and social policy areas, including HIV/AIDS, alcohol, tobacco and drugs, physical activity and the built environment, road safety, early childhood & parenting, child abuse, domestic violence, racism, doping in sport, suicide prevention and mental health promotion. He was a Foundation Member of the World Anti-Doping Agency’s Education Committee and currently chairs the Agency’s Social Sciences Research Sub-Committee.