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  • Consumer Research
  • Data Analytics
  • Political Opinion Research
  • Qualitative Research
  • Quantitative Research
  • Social and Government Research
Company NameCultural and Indigenous Research Centre Australia (CIRCA)
Head officeLevel 1, 93 Norton Street
Leichhardt, NSW 2040
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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.
Andrew Anderson, Director: Andrew brings extensive experience of managing research and evaluation projects across a wide range of policy areas as well as high level policy analysis expertise.
Victoria Smith, Principal Consultant: Victoria works in both research and evaluation settings, and brings an applied understanding of public-sector policy and communications, particularly with Aboriginal and culturally diverse communities.
Dr Kate Frances, Principal Consultant: Kate has worked on a range of applied qualitative research and evaluation projects within the academic, not-for-profit and consultancy sectors.
Yvonne Weldon, Associate: Yvonne Weldon has 20 years’ experience working in key government and Aboriginal organisations, providing specialist consultant services and advice.
Sarah Ciftci, Consultant: Sarah is an experienced qualitative and quantitative researcher and cultural safety educator with a focus on decolonising methodology and practice.

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