Research Industry Leadership Awards 2019

Jayne Van Souwe

Jayne Van Souwe

Jayne Van Souwe was widely respected and admired by all in the research industry with whom she had dealings.  She exhibited all the qualities we hold dear – excellence in research, integrity in her approach, and the most rigorous sense of ethics in all she undertook.

1984 Member, AMSRS
2004-2006 Committee Member, AMSRS Victorian Committee 
2004-2006 Secretary, AMSRS Victorian Committee
2004-2012 Ethics Columnist, Research News, AMSRS
2007-2012 Professional Standards Officer, AMSRS
2007-2012 Convenor and Chair, Ethics sub-committee, AMSRS
2008 Awarded Fellowship, AMSRS
2008-2019 Privacy Compliance Committee Member, AMSRO
2012-2017 Professional Standards Committee Member, AMSRS
2014-2016 Committee Member, AMSRO
2015 Presented the Tony Wheeler Best Paper Award for “How Good is Good Enough?’ AMSRS Conference
2015 ESOMAR Project Committee Member, Global Data Protection Checklist
2016-2017 Executive Committee Member, AMSRO
2017-2018 Board Member, AMSRS

Jayne’s efforts in working on research industry privacy and ethical issues are unparalleled.

Jayne was the first Professional Standards Officer for AMSRS and part of the team responsible for delivering the AMSRS Code of Professional Behaviour, a code that is mandatory for all members. She was also instrumental in ensuring that ADIA (formerly AMSRO) established Australia’s first industry privacy code (The Market and Social Research Privacy Code). The registration of two privacy codes on the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments and the Community and NGO Australian Privacy Award in 2009 is a testament to her exceptional work and industry leadership in this area.

With over 35 years in the industry Jayne’s dedication and legacy will be recognised in the standards she was involved in developing and implementing. 

Jayne’s selfless commitment, passionate advocacy and leadership will be biennially recognised with ADIA’s ‘Jayne Van Souwe Research Industry Leadership Award’ with the inaugural Award presented at the AGM special event on 14 November 2019 to Darren Pennay, Founder, The Social Research Centre.