Chris Owen

Research Director

Qualitative Research Unit

Chris has 25 years of experience in government and social research, gained in the UK and Australia, and across both clients and contractors.

Chris' role spans both qualitative and quantitative research. He has broad experience across a range of research methods, including online, face to face, intercept, telephone and postal surveys, focus groups and depth interviews. Working in the UK he developed particular expertise in consultation with ethnic, religious and linguistic minorities, particularly concerning community cohesion, violent extremism and Islamophobia. Other areas of expertise include consultation with marginalised and vulnerable groups, high level stakeholder studies, qualitative and quantitative research with employers, government program evaluation, community panels, local government research, crime and disorder, and environment and sustainability.

He has both an MPhil and BSc (Hons) in Geography from Loughborough University, is a member of AMSRS and Chairs the Government and Social Network for AMSRS in Victoria.