Our People

  • Darren Pennay

    Chief Executive Officer, founder and board member

    Darren has over 25 years' experience in survey methodology and the design and conduct of social research projects

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  • Graham Challice

    Executive Director Operations and Survey Methods

    Graham has over 25 years' experience in market and social research operations with a reputation for effectively managing large-scale, resource intensive, high stakes government research projects to industry-best standards

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  • Sonia Whiteley

    Executive Director, Research Strategy

    Sonia has worked in applied social policy research and program evaluation since 1993

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  • Dr Paul Myers

    Director, Quantitative Research

    Paul Myers is an experienced social researcher who is skilled in the design, implementation and analysis of quantitative and qualitative research projects

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  • Karen Kellard

    Director, Qualitative Research

    Karen has worked in social research and evaluation for over 18 years. Karen joined the Social Research Centre in early 2012 from BMG Research in the UK

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  • Tina Petroulias

    Principal Research Adviser

    Tina has worked for seventeen years in the research industry and her main area of expertise is in the development and management of quantitative research projects

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  • Rebecca Bricknall

    Research Director

    Rebecca has over 12 years of experience in the market research industry.

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  • Shane Compton

    Research Director

    Shane has worked in market and social research for over 15 years on both the client and supplier side

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  • Nikki Honey

    Research Director

    Nikki has over 15 years of experience working in the social and market research industry. Particular interests include large scale survey design and management, social, health and government policy research and program evaluation.

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  • Chris Owen

    Research Director

    Chris has more than 20 years of experience in government and social research, gained in the UK and Australia, and across both clients and contractors.

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  • Janine Reid

    Chief Operating Officer and Company Secretary

    Janine has a background in senior management in the tertiary education sector and with SMEs

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  • Dina Neiger

    Director, Data Processing & Analytics

    Dina is a professional statistician with over 20 years of experience and a track record of achievement in leadership and technical roles

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  • Andrew Ward

    Senior Statistician

    Andrew has almost 20 years of experience as a statistician and quantitative researcher, with particular expertise in survey research, analysis and reporting

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  • Dr Paul Lavrakas

    Senior Methodological Adviser

    Paul is a research psychologist and research methodologist, and during the past four decades has conducted research, written many articles and books about research, and taught about social research methods.

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