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Research services
  • Consumer Research
  • Data Analytics
  • Political Opinion Research
  • Qualitative Research
  • Quantitative Research
  • Social and Government Research
Company NameCultural and Indigenous Research Centre Australia (CIRCA)
Head office16 Eveleigh Street
Redfern, NSW 2016
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Phone02 8585 1353
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Year your company was established1994
General information

Cultural and Indigenous Research Centre Australia (CIRCA) has been providing insightful, high quality research, evaluation and consultancy with culturally diverse communities and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples for over 20 years. CIRCA prides itself on its sensitive approach to research and evaluation and the extensive network of Aboriginal and CALD consultants with whom it partners on most of its projects. This approach and the longstanding relationships we have with our Aboriginal and CALD consultants prioritises community involvement and provides high-quality reporting.

Number of full-time personnel5
Key personnel

Pino Migliorino, Managing Director: Pino has over 30 years’ experience in multicultural marketing and research, and is a leading expert and commentator in the area.

Lena Etuk, Manager - Research & Evaluation: Lena has extensive experience managing research and evaluation projects across a wide range of policy areas and has expertise in a variety of qualitative and quantitative methodologies, including deductive and inductive approaches, interviews, case studies, survey methods, outcomes measurement, regression analysis, two‐stage selection modelling, and demographic trend analysis.

Rochelle Braaf, Senior Researcher - Research & Evaluation: Rochelle has extensive experience conducting and managing research and evaluation projects across diverse social and environmental policy areas, with expertise in a range of qualitative and quantitative methodologies. Rochelle’s experience spans research in academia, government, sector peak bodies, national and international NGOs, the UN and private consulting.

Shane D'Angelo, Research Consultant - Research & Evaluation: With an extensive background in Aged Care policy and programs, Shane has experience working with Aboriginal families and communities in Primary Health Care settings and has worked on various research projects in South Australia.

Isabella Saunders, Research Consultant - Research & Evaluation: Isabella has specialisation in program evaluation using qualitative and mixed-methods research approaches. In previous roles, she focused on program evaluation and outcomes measurement in the fields of young people, health and well-being, financial capability and gender.

Yvonne Weldon, Associate: Yvonne Weldon has 20 years’ experience working in key government and Aboriginal organisations, providing specialist consultant services and advice.

Research specialisation

What we do
• Communication research; concept testing, campaign evaluation, developmental
• Facilitation and data collection: qualitative, quantitative, face-to-face, telephone, online
• Community consultation and engagement
• Program evaluation, research and reviews
• Stakeholder engagement and consultation
• Apply participatory and co-design principles
• Building the capacity of clients to conduct their own effective monitoring, evaluation and planning
• Literature Reviews

Skill: Industry leader with a highly skilled and experienced team; senior consultants are involved in every stage
Experience: Research and evaluation in many sectors; Public Health, Early childhood & Child Safety/Protection, Justice, Domestic & Family violence, Anti-discrimination / Human Rights, Education, Employment & Training, Social Services
Integrity: Best practice approaches underpinned by cultural respect and understanding
Connection: We facilitate relationships between clients and culturally diverse and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
Knowledge: Valuable insights to make informed and practical decisions with a focus on tailored and flexible solutions
Access: Capacity to conduct research in over 20 languages, and in urban, regional and remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities