The Australian Data and Insights Association (ADIA) and ESOMAR are delighted to announce the following finalists for the Research Got Talent Award Competition 2024.  

The Australian finalists (in alphabetical order) are:

  • Tara Fitzgerald and Luke Chen (Bastion Insights) with their entry: National General Aviation Culture and Wellbeing Survey
  • Mercedes van Setten (Enhance Research)- SEQ K9 Rescue.
  • Nassia Galanis and Bojana Jerotic (Fiftyfive5) – Breaking the Cycle of Gender-Specific Disadvantage
  • Emma La Grue and Mikela Dixon (The Lab Insight & StrategyHealth Conscious but Hooked: The Forces Driving the Gen Z Vaping Paradox

Our finalists go through to the next round of judging on Wednesday, 12 June 2024, where a winner will be selected and entered into ESOMAR’s global competition. The winner will conduct the project from July to September and receive $4,000 in prize money plus complimentary registration to attend the ESOMAR Congress in Athens in September 2024. Winners are also invited to next year’s Leaders Forum.  

Sarah Campbell, CEO of ADIA, said: “We were delighted to receive the highest number of entries to date this year, demonstrating that RGT continues to be a great avenue for young researchers who want to make a difference. Our finalists submitted excellent ideas, and we look forward to meeting them in the next judging round. I’d also like to thank our entrants and respective member organisations for supporting this valuable joint initiative. RGT is a rewarding project on many levels – it provides an international platform for our industry’s brilliant talent and demonstrates evidence-based research’s value to social causes. I wish everyone the very best for next week.”

The Australian judges for the Research Got Talent Award Competition 2024 include Sally Joubert (Luma Research/ESOMAR representative), Brian Fine (QOR), Katie Ferro (Market Metrics Data Collection), Julie Harris (YouGov), Les Winton (Winton Strategy & Insights), Nathan Saville (CRNRSTONE), and past winners, Steph Perry (winner 2020, TMR QLD) and May Chantra (winner 2021, Aesop). ADIA and ESOMAR thank our judges for their expertise and time. 

Research Got Talent was launched in Australia in 2020 and encourages young professionals to use market research and insights to support local charities and NGOs in overcoming pressing social issues. Entries were required to reflect a relevant, innovative, and impactful research design project that assesses and solves a specific issue. 


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