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New Fellows of The Research Society announced

Congratulations to Chris Crook, Derek Jones, Lisa Lewers and Joan Young, who have been awarded Fellowship of The Research Society. Fellows of the Society are members who have professional standing and recognised accomplishment in the fields of research, insights and analytics related activities.

They have made significant contributions to the industry across the following areas: 

  • Advancement of the Principles and Practice of Research
  • Enhancing Awareness and Understanding of Research
  • Development of Market Research in the Corporate or Public Sector
  • Service to the Profession

Chris Crook

Chris has been a member of The Research Society since 1999, and a QPR since 2019.
Years of Service to The Research Society and industry:

  • The Research Society Conference co-chair – 2020
  • The Research Society Victorian Committee – 2006 – 2008
  • Established Nature Pty Ltd in 2006, with the company named B&T Research Agency of the Year in 2018 and 2020
  • Conference, course and training presenter – The Research Society, ESOMAR’s Research Effectiveness Awards, RMIT, Swinburne, Advertising Federation of Australia
  • A major contributor to the development and advancement of best practice utilisation of choice modelling in Australia, including Nature’s 2020 hybrid choice modelling and VR work

Derek Jones

Derek has been a member of The Research Society since 1994, and a QPR since 2002.
Years of Service to The Research Society and industry:

  • The Research Society Conference co-chair – 2016
  • The Research Society Conference speaker – 2010, 2011, 2014, 2017
  • Winner best paper at Research Society Conference – 2010, 2017
  • The Research Society Conference committee member – 2007, 2008
  • Established D&M Research Pty Ltd in 1994
  • Conference, course and workshop presenter – The Research Society, UNSW, USYD, UWS World Social Marketing Conference, and AGSM
  • Originator of numerous research methodologies, including IM-EX Polygraph

Lisa Lewers

Lisa has been a member of The Research Society since 1997, and a QPR since 2018.
Years of Service to The Research Society and industry:

  • The Research Society Conference co-chair – 2020
  • The Research Society Conference speaker – 2009, 2014, 2017
  • The Research Society Conference committee member – 2018
  • Established Lewers Research in 2005
  • Conference, course and workshop presenter – The Research Society, PAPIs, IIEX, IIEX AP,ad:tech, ESOMAR
  • First in Australia to use Passive Audio Measurement (PAM) tool, winning a Gold award at ESOMAR in 2019 using this tool

Joan Young

Joan has been a member of The Research Society since 1998, and a QPR since 2003.
Years of Service to The Research Society and industry:

  • The Research Society Conference co-chair – 2015
  • The Research Society Conference speaker, course and workshop presenter – 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2018, 2019
  • The Research Society ACT committee member – 2004-2006
  • Established Colmar Brunton Social Research in 1997 with colleagues
  • Conference, course and workshop presenter – The Research Society, ESOMAR, Australasian Evaluation Society, Australian Marketing Institute, World Social Marketing Conference, ANU
  • A lifelong advocate for Social Research to be recognised and valued by Government and the research profession
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The Research Society is the peak body for research, insights and analytics professionals in Australia. It has a diverse membership of individuals at all levels of experience and seniority within agencies, consultancies, client-side organisations, the non-profit and government sectors, support services as well as institutions and the academic community. As well as over 2,000 individual members, the Research Society has 125+ company and client partners, with the number continuing to grow. The Research Society research professionals and company partners commit to and are regulated by the Research Society Code of Professional Behaviour.