Professor Jeff French has over 30 years’ experience of evaluating and developing leading behavior change projects, social marketing programmes and communications strategies at international and local levels. Jeff and has published over 80 chapters, articles and books in the fields of behavior change, social marketing, community development, health promotions and communications. He is Visiting Professor at Brunel University and Brighton University, a Fellow at King’s College London and teaches at four other UK Universities. Until 2009 Jeff managed the National Social Marketing Centre and is currently Chief Executive of Strategic Social Marketing Ltd.
Ross Gordon is a Professor at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane. He is also President of the Australian Association of Social Marketing (AASM). Ross is an interdisciplinary social change activist with degree qualifications in marketing, public policy, and politics and history. His work focuses on social issues and social change, through a critical, reflexive and multi-perspective lens. His discipline expertise lies in social marketing, consumer cultures, and critical marketing teaching and research. He works across various social change topic areas including energy efficiency, environmental sustainability, alcohol and alcohol marketing, gambling, tobacco control, mental health, and workplace bullying. He is also interested in critiques of neoliberalism and related social activism.
Ross uses interdisciplinary and multi-method approaches to his work and has extensive experience using methodologies including longitudinal quantitative surveys, systematic reviews and meta-analyses, focus groups, depth interviews, ethnography, content analysis, and cognitive neuroscience. He also has considerable experience in research, designing, implementing and evaluating behaviour and social change programmes. He has been a principal or named investigator on projects attracting over $7.1 m in research funds in Australia, UK, Europe and India. He has acted an expert advisor to the Australian Government, the UK and Scottish Governments, the European Commission, WHO, Energy Consumers Australia, NSW Health, and a range of other stakeholders on various topics relating to behaviour and social change.
Ross is also currently a Visiting Fellow at the Open University, Honorary Research Fellow at Coventry University, a Visiting Academic at London School of Economics and Political Science, and an Honorary Professor at the University of Wollongong, and Macquarie University. He has published over 70 academic journals, book chapters and conference papers including in outlets such as European Journal of Marketing, Journal of Business Research, Marketing Theory, Journal of Services Marketing, Journal of Macromarketing, Journal of Social Marketing, Journal of Environmental Management, Energy Policy, and BMC Public Health. He has also written numerous client reports and regularly gives invited presentations. Ross is a keen player and follower of sports including playing football for Macquarie University, some tennis and cycling, loves travelling, enjoys current affairs, and is a big music fan and occasional techno DJ.