Jean Smith is a social and cultural anthropologist . Her first degree is in cultural anthropology and her Masters (from the School of Oriental and African studies in London ) is in social anthropology. She has undertaken travel and research in over 50 countries and is currently researching a book on cultural differences in flirting encompassing five different cultures.
Jean’s work involves studying and commenting on human behaviour , body language, human interaction and relationships.
Employing her knowledge of human behaviour and interaction, Jean works with individuals on confidence building and social skills, at both a personal and group level. She does this with both individuals and companies.
In the role of social anthropologist, Jean has worked with many PR firms, representing clients such as Microsoft, GM, Unilever and Stella Artois where she has written surveys, analysed data, contributed to product perception and positioning as well as acting as spokeperson to the media. Jean has also served as a spokesperson for Johnson & Johnson as a body language and relationship expert.
A more lighthearted side of Jean’s skills is used in her brand – Flirtology, established in 2004, where she gives people skills necessary for relating to others in life and love. Seminars are taught via a combination of theory, practical role-play, and self analysis. She also runs The Flirting and Walking Tours; flirting tours of a city’s hotspots, where individuals can put to use Jean’s 3 methods of flirting attack.
Jean made her mark in the UK as a contributor to radio as ‘The Flirting Expert’ for stations including the BBC, Five Live, and LBC. Her contributions have since expanded to commenting on broader social issues. She has been featured in international publications including Marie Claire (UK and Russia), Red, Shape-Up (Norway’s largest circulating women’s magazine), The Sunday Express, The Times, The Daily Express, Time Out (London and Chicago), The Chicago Tribune and Sun Times. Television appearances featured The Flirting and Walking tours on ITV’s London Tonight. She was seen throughout Europe on Russian Hour, and appeared on BBC 2′sThe Money Programme, BBC Breakfast deciphering the differences in cultural flirting, and GMTV. U.S. television appearances feature Jean as the ‘flirting expert’ on NBC and CBS news. She was most recently seen on ‘Why Men Watch Porn’ as the ‘body language expert’.
Jean Smith is also in demand as a presenter on confidence and body language and the art of interpersonal communication.
Jean is a member of the entrepreneurial panel for Young Enterprise, a U.K. charity helping students plan their future careers, and regularly speaks to students on behalf of the charity.