2023 Contenders

Announcing the Research Awards 2023 Contenders

The Research Awards is proudly supported by:


*listed in alphabetical order by company name or surname.

Research Effectiveness Awards

Category: Public Policy / Social Impact

Australia Online Research NSW Treasury What Parents Want Joel Bowman, Anthony Rush Brian Fine, Megan McCarthy, Dr Leonard Coote and Dr Edward Wei
Cobargo Folk Festival Cobargo Folk Festival – Continuous Improvement Through Audience Engagement and Longitudinal Measurement Zena Armstrong,  Frank Wilson
Fifth Quadrant IAG The Responsible Artificial Intelligence Index Dr Steve Nutall
Fiftyfive5, part of Accenture Song Road Trauma Support Group NSW The Unheard Trauma of Fatal Road Crimes in NSW Belinda Aanensen, Bella Castle & Loren Watling
Leapfrog Research Murrumbidgee Primary Health Network MPHN Connect, Your Way Joanne Pillai, Monica McInnes
Quantum Market Research WorkSafe Victoria 8 deaths on Victorian farm workplaces last year: A research-informed safety culture change strategy in the agriculture industry Richard Frost, Tom Leslie
SEC Newgate Endeavour Energy Deep and genuine collaboration with customers to understand what they want from their electricity network (at a time when prices and cost of living are on the rise) Sue Vercoe
Starburst Insights RACV What matters most to Victorians? Helping RACV advocate for change Megan Simpson, Misha de Jesus, Kim Taylor, James Williams & Amy Szczygielski 
The Behavioural Architects Transport for NSW Revitalising a return to offices with sustainable commutes Alice Hsieh, Mike Daniels
Whereto Research Victoria Police Empowering women to report sexual offending on public transport Penny Burke
Whereto Research Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) Flying High – Creating Safer Skies for all Australians Charles Coulton, Andrew Sillis

Category: Consumer Insights

Bastion Insights L’Oreal Australia Understanding Australia’s (Often) Toxic Online Gaming Culture Tabitha Lucas,  Joanne Norton & Abhi Gaddi
part of Accenture Song
Tourism Australia Future of Global Tourism Demand Mathew Densten, Peter Firth & Rob Dougan
part of Accenture Song
Ovaltine Delivering Insight led growth for Ovaltine  Darren Kemp, Mirna Bihnam
Harvest Insights Dulux Group Building effective tiering strategies through price, pack claims and range optimisation Spring Sampson, Natalie Mitchell & Darrell Collins
Nature Asahi Lifestyle Beverages How Nature’s Innovation in FMCG Choice Modelling Drove Commercial Uplift for Asahi Lifestyle Beverages Emma Tommasini, Peter Stuchbery
The Evolved Group Aspire 42 Aspire 42 partners with The Evolved Group to transform how Snaffle listens to customers  Ben Griffiths, Paul Winslow
Whereto Research Cricket Australia A Bigger Bash – hitting fan engagement for six Charles Coulton, Lana Hoffman & Josh Threapleton

Category: Technology and Innovation

Insight LED, Homita Consulting and First Principles Momentum Energy Growing Green with a Double Diamond Customer Centric Approach Nick Rudduck, Lainie McMinn & Gavin Bryant
Nature Revolutionising Choice Modelling: Adding a time dimension to predict consumer behaviour in dynamic markets Chris Crook , Peter Stuchbery
Today Nike Pacific Co-creating an equitable and inclusive future for football with Nike Pacific Natalia Radywyl
TSAPI –  TSAPI – The API Standard for Transferring Survey Data Matthew Gibbs & Tim Brandwood

Young Researcher of the Year Award

  • Bastion Insights, Annabel Pittendrigh
  • Bastion Insights, Tara Fitzgerald
  • Beyond the Narrative, Claire Timmons
  • Essential Media, Robert Leaver
  • Fifth Quadrant, Brad Ripps
  • Fifth Quadrant, Melissa Borg
  • Fiftyfive5, part of Accenture Song, Aleksandra Najdovska
  • Fiftyfive5, part of Accenture Song, Bojana Jerotic
  • Fiftyfive5, part of Accenture Song, David Roberts
  • IQVIA, Johnson Qiu
  • Nature, Tabitha Kelly
  • ORIMA Research, Anna Harrison
  • Platform One, James Ruta
  • Quantum Market Research, Vanessa Ernst
  • SEC Newgate, Olivia Hendy
  • Tgarage, Max Dignam
  • The Lab Insight & Strategy, Mikela Dixon
  • TRA, Tara Collins

Research Organisation of the Year Award

Small Organisation

    • Beyond the Narrative
    • Leapfrog Research
    • Starburst Insights
    • TRA
    • Vibrant Insights

Large Organisation

  • Bastion Insights
  • Fiftyfive5, part of Accenture Song
  • Nature
  • Painted Dog Research
  • SEC Newgate
  • T garage Insights & Strategy
  • The Evolved Group
  • Whereto Research

Research Partner of the Year Award

  • Fonto
  • Octopus Group
  • Pureprofile
  • Qualtrics
  • Roy Morgan

Luminate Article of the Year Award

  • Why Bounded Rationality Matters Now More than Ever for NPS
    Authors: Con Menictas & Brian Fine
  • The researcher as translator: why communication skills are at the heart of what we do
    Author: Susan Bell
  • AI or Artificial Banditry? Exploring the Ethics of Intelligent Algorithms
    Author: Antonios Meimaris
  • Young People’s Perception and Use of Generative AI
    Author: Anna Denejkina
  • Hallucination: AI is at its best when it mimics the worst human behaviour
    Author: Matt Balogh
  • Don’t forget the middle: Closing the research-reality gap with Behavioural Economics
    Author: Emma Tommasini