About Us

The Social Research Centre is a full service research agency. We have extensive experience in telephone, on-line, mail, face-to-face and mixed mode survey research and a specialist qualitative research team with expertise in designing and conducting rigorous research using the full range of methods (including focus groups, in-depth interviews, case studies, deliberative events and workshops).

Our areas of expertise include:

  • Large-scale survey design, conduct and management

  • Longitudinal surveys

  • Qualitative research, using the full range of methods

  • Population health research

  • Research into contemporary social issues

  • Social marketing and health promotion research

  • Behavioural research

  • Complex customer satisfaction studies for government agencies

  • Campaign evaluation research

  • Research amongst Aboriginal Australians and persons of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and

  • Program evaluation and policy development research

The Social Research Centre has a high standing and well-established links with key academic and not-for-profit research agencies. These partnerships include a Memorandum of Understanding with Monash University to foster closer ties between the two organisations and an infrastructure sharing agreement with the University of Queensland, Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR), where our Managing Director and Founder (Darren Pennay) holds an Adjunct Professorship.

We believe that by specialising purely in social and health research we are well placed, not only to better understand the demands of such research, but also to strive to continuously improve the methods used.

About Us