The Social Research Centre

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.



Location and contact

  • VIC

    Contact person: Dr Paul Myers (Quantitative Research) or Karen Kellard (Qualitative Research)
    Phone: 0392368500
    Email: or

    L9, 277 William St
    Melbourne VIC 3000
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