Graeme has a background in management consultancy, and is now a full-time Lecturer in Marketing at Napier University Business School, Edinburgh. He teaches a wide range of undergraduate, professional (CIM) and postgraduate marketing courses and acts as Programme Leader for Napier's MSc. Marketing programme. He has an hons. degree in Engineering and an MBA (both from Heriot-Watt University). Graeme's current research interests focus on developing market orientation within public sector organisations and has recently published (with J Ensor): 'Marketing orientation applied to police service strategies', International Journal of Public Sector Management. Vol. 13 No. 6
John is Head of the School of Marketing and Tourism at Napier University Business School, Edinburgh. John has an MBA from Cranfield Business School, is a Fellow and has Chartered Status of the Institute of Marketing. Apart from this academic background he has considerable business experience in the retail sector. He has undertaken consultancy and led training programmes in a wide range of organisations both in the public and private sector. John's main research interests lie in the area of creativity and innovation in knowledge based service industries.
Ruth is a Principal Lecturer in Marketing and Public Relations at Manchester Metropolitan University Business School. She is the Undergraduate Programme Co-ordinator for a network of newly developed marketing and retail related degrees and is Senior Examiner for the Chartered Institute of Marketing’s Advanced Certificate Stage 2 Marketing Planning paper, having previously been the Senior Examiner for the Marketing Fundamentals paper. Ruth is also the Principal Examiner for University of Cambridge International Examinations for the Business Career awards (Effective Business Communications papers). Ruth teaches on a range of programmes including the MA in Public Relations and undergraduate programmes in Marketing Management, Retail Management, Advertising and Brand Management. Ruth co-authors on a number of the CIM Coursebooks published by Butterworth-Heinemann, including Marketing Planning 03/04 by Beamish and Ashford. Prior to entering academe, she was based in a management role, gaining marketing experience within the NHS and Business to Business sectors. Ruth has been awarded a PhD, which examines the area of Perceived Risk and Dental Services, from Lancaster University. Previous publications include journal papers on Marketing and Dentistry, Education Marketing, Perceived risk in the public sector, supply chain and relationship management, and educational assessment.