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Emanuel Kalafatelis. Emanuel Kalafatelis (Partner)

BA (Hons) Social Geography, FMRSNZ

Phone:+64 4 462 6401

Emanuel began his career in social and market research at the Heylen Research Centre. Joining the company in 1977, he was appointed Managing Director of the Wellington office in 1982. Apart from a brief time as a Strategic Planner and Consultant with DDB Needham in 1988/89, he remained at Heylen until 1992, when he became a principal and Director of BRC, now Research New Zealand.

In his fourteen years with Heylen, Emanuel worked with a wide range of clients and developed a strong interest in the New Zealand psyche and in discovering how New Zealanders respond to their environment.

Researching New Zealand is very much the ethos behind Research New Zealand, and while much of Emanuel's time and expertise revolves around the management of the company, he is still very much a hands-on researcher, having direct input into most projects.

Emanuel is a regular contributor to National Radio's "Afternoons with Jim Mora", providing commentary on New Zealand social trends.

On behalf of NZAid and AusAid, Emanuel also delivers training courses on research methods and techniques in various countries around the Pacific. Most recently, he has delivered courses to the public sector in Samoa.

Emanuel is a Fellow and Past President of the Wellington branch of the Research Association of New Zealand. He is a current member of the Aotearoa New Zealand Evaluation Association and abides by the Code of Practice of the European Society for Market, Social and Opinion Research (ESOMAR).

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Corrine deBonnaire. Corrine deBonnaire (Partner)

MA (Applied) Community & Clinical Psychology

Phone:+64 4 462 6404

Corrine is responsible for Research New Zealand's Qualitative Research Team. She has a background in clinical and community psychology and is one of New Zealand's most experienced and leading qualitative researchers.

Corrine has an MA (Applied) in Community and Clinical Psychology and practised as a clinical psychologist in a psychiatric setting, before starting her research career at the Heylen Research Centre. Corrine was attracted to research because of the prospect of applying her knowledge of, and passion for, psychology in the cut and thrust of the business world. Heylen was tough and exciting, but most importantly, it provided Corrine with an apprenticeship in qualitative research second to none.

Having done her time at Heylen, Corrine decided to test and broaden her research skills within a corporate environment. Her first role was that of Research Manager at the Bank of New Zealand. She then went on to take up the challenge of establishing the Market Research Unit at Telecom New Zealand (at that time New Zealand's biggest market research spender).

Following Telecom, Corrine headed to the United Kingdom and worked as a planner at BHWG, one of London's most successful direct marketing agencies. When she returned to New Zealand in 1998, she joined the Board of Research New Zealand (then BRC) as a Director.

In her role as Manager of the Qualitative Research team, Corrine takes great pride in the consistently high quality of qualitative research that her team delivers, and she welcomes the challenges associated with helping clients to solve problems, and to identify and optimise opportunities.

Corrine is a current member of the Aotearoa New Zealand Evaluation Association and abides by the Code of Practice of the European Society for Market, Social and Opinion Research (ESOMAR).

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Mark Johnson. Mark Johnson (Partner)

BA (Economics & Music), MA (Social Theory)

Phone:+64 4 462 6402

Mark is responsible for the company's Business-to-Business research.

He joined the Research New Zealand team in 2003, having worked as the New Zealand Manager of Market Research at Westpac for several years.

Since joining Research New Zealand, he has designed and led many successful research projects for the company's large public and private sector clients. There is nothing Mark likes more than being presented with a social issue, or business related problem, and designing a robust research solution that provides the client with the information they need to make sound, well-informed business or policy decisions.

Mark studied Economics and Music at the University of Nevada and went on to complete an MA in Social Theory at New York University. His main research interest continues to be socially oriented, which is well catered for at Research New Zealand.

As a researcher, Mark is conscious of how the output of any research will be used. He believes that one of the best aspects of working at Research New Zealand is knowing that a large amount of the work the company does results in social marketing and policy strategies, which can ultimately have positive implications for New Zealanders.

Living in Wellington's CBD, Mark enjoys making the most of the many social and cultural events the city has on offer.

Mark is a current member of the Aotearoa New Zealand Evaluation Association and abides by the Code of Practice of the European Society for Market, Social and Opinion Research (ESOMAR).

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Katrina Magill. Katrina Magill (Research Director), Te Atiawa, Ngāti Raukawa

Phone:+64 4 462 6432

Katrina has worked at Research New Zealand for over 15 years and is primarily responsible for large-scale, nationwide quantitative research projects.

She has particularly strong quantitative skills, and mainly specialises in the completion of customer satisfaction surveys and quantitatively-based evaluation projects. Katrina's experience is mainly based on work that she has completed for clients in the public sector, including ACC, the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Health.

An interest in the social welfare of New Zealanders, in general, is a prominent feature of Katrina's make-up. At Research New Zealand she has an important role as mentor to newer members of the team. This is a task that sits quite comfortably with her, and she especially enjoys introducing new people to the workings of the company and the special Research New Zealand culture.

Katrina has particularly enjoys painting, photography, reading, travel and spending time with family and friends.

Although Rarotonga holds a special place in her heart, Katrina is forever planning a summer vacation further afield. The wish list includes driving to Vegas with her son in an old red convertible, sharing a glass of wine with her mother in Paris, shopping with a gaggle of girls in Melbourne or perhaps a bit of island hopping in Greece….

Katrina is a current member of the Aotearoa New Zealand Evaluation Association and abides by the Code of Practice of the European Society for Market, Social and Opinion Research (ESOMAR).

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Jane Falloon. Jane Falloon (Research Director)

BA Hons (1st class) Anthropology & Women's Studies

Phone:+64 4 462 6465

Jane joined Research New Zealand as a Qualitative Researcher in 1999 when the unit was initiated.

Jane holds a Bachelor Degree with First Class Honours in Social Anthropology and Women's Studies from Victoria University. After graduating, Jane continued working with the Women's Study Department and tutoring undergraduates at Victoria.

Following this, Jane began work as a Classification Officer for the Office of Film and Literature. As well as classifying publications, her work involved in-depth consultation with specially affected community groups.

Jane has significant experience conducting in-depth research for a range of public and private sector clients.  Her work includes group facilitation and individual face-to-face interviewing with her clients' stakeholder groups.  Jane's key interests include communications and branding research.

Jane lives on Wellington's beautiful south coast and enjoys the ruggard coastline and diverse community there. Jane is particularly interested in film and photography, having started her career as a darkroom technician.

Jane is a current member of the Aotearoa New Zealand Evaluation Association and abides by the Code of Practice of the European Society for Market, Social and Opinion Research (ESOMAR).

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