Robert Donovan (BPsych (Hons), PhD) is Adjunct Professor in the School of Sport & Exercise Science at the University of Western Australia, and the Founder of Mentally Healthy WA's Act-Belong-Commit campaign. He has an international reputation in social marketing and health promotion, and has (co-)authored around 250 journal articles, books and book chapters across marketing, psychology and public health, and a similar number of technical reports for government and non-government organisations across a variety of health and social policy areas.
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 in Atlanta, Georgia. He has conducted research and program development across a broad range of health and social policy areas, including alcohol, tobacco and drugs, physical activity and the built environment, early childhood & parenting, child abuse, domestic violence, racism, doping in sport, suicide prevention and mental health promotion. Until recently he has been Vice-president of the Board of Relationships Australia Western Australia, deputy chair of the Western Australian Ministerial Council on Suicide Prevention, a board member of the suicide prevention group Mates in Construction WA, and chair of the scientific advisory group of RUOK? He currently chairs the World Anti-Doping Agency's Social Sciences Research Sub-Committee.