2021-22 Finalists

Announcing the Research Awards 2021-22 Finalists

The Research Awards is proudly supported by:



*Finalists listed in alphabetical order by company name or surname.

Young Researcher of the Year Award

  • Mirna Bihnam, Fiftyfive5
  • Sophie Bradford, Hall & Partners
  • Jane Burton, SA Water
  • Bella Castle, Fiftyfive5
  • Nassia Galanis, Fiftyfive5
  • Ellis Mackenzie, Sustineo
  • Dr Antonios Meimaris, SEC Newgate
  • Mel O’Meara, Great Southern Bank
  • Steph Perry, IPSOS
  • Chrisha von Arnim, Nature
  • Lisa Vo, SEC Newgate

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Research Organisation of the Year Award

  • Fiftyfive5
  • Lewers Research
  • Lonergan Research
  • Nature
  • SEC Newgate
  • Sustineo
  • The Lab Strategy

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Research Effectiveness Awards

Category: Consumer Insights



QSuper (part of Australian Retirement Trust)

Unravelling what truly matters to everyday employees

Bella Hwang, Jen Parry

Starburst Insights

Westpac Group

Live & Trending: Bringing ‘The Outside-In’ for Westpac Group

Starburst Insights & Westpac Voice of the Customer, Insight & Research Team

T garage

Adore Beauty

Co-creating the most rewarding beauty loyalty program in ANZ (On a small budget & during the height of the pandemic!)

Ruby Christoph, Paul Lamble, Miranda Bliss


Department of Social Services

Breathing new life into care and support work

Catherine Boekel, Vicki Arbes, Mardi Stewart, Genevieve Boschman

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Category: Public Policy / Social Impact


Core Data


Keystart Market Sizing Enables More People to Buy a Home

Kristen Turnbull, Alison Sweet


Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade)

Building Australia’s Nation Brand, a single voice that represents Australia’s voice to the world

Matthew Densten, Amanda Hodge

IMI International

The Summer Foundation

Million Dollar Vax Campaign Optimisation

Justin Axford, Devon Rick, Dr Di Winkler



How a progressive synthetic insights approach uncovered the lived experience gap for LGBTIQA+ employees to inform the creation of a compelling platform for change and provided organisational resources to close this gap

Chris Mason, Caroline North

SEC Newgate

Voluntary Assisted Dying South Australia

How community research played a crucial role in the successful passage of voluntary assisted dying legislation in South Australia

Keith McGowan, Jasmine Hoye

The Behavioural Architects

NSW Department of Planning and Environment

Everyone Plant One – Encouraging Sydney Residents To Plant More Trees

Michael Daniels, Luke Catorall

The Social Yield

Youth, Family & Community Connections Inc. (YFCC)

Formative Evaluation of the Crisis Accommodation Support Services of Youth Family & Community Connections Inc.

EJ Baird


Beyond Blue

Building a brighter future from our darkest times

Charles Coulton, Tom Martin, Andrew Thorp, Celeste Jennings

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