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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 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 personnel4
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.

Dr Rebecca Huntley is one of Australians foremost researchers on social trends. For nearly 9 years Rebecca was the Director of The Mind & Mood Report, Australia's longest running social trends report. She is also a columnist, broadcaster and speaker as well as a sought-after commentator on social trends. Rebecca has worked with a wide range from NGOs and charities, state and federal government departments, large and small businesses, industry bodies, agencies and the media.

Loma Cuevas-Hewitt, Research Consultant: Loma is an applied Cultural Anthropologist with over three years’ experience conducting research in support of Aboriginal rights, and ten years’ research experience overall, applying social science methodologies to a variety of multicultural research topics.

Tyrone Kelly, Research Assistant: Tyrone has a BA and Bachelor of Laws from UNSW, where he majored in Indigenous Studies and minored in International Relations. Tyrone has over four years’ experience in law and in research, and has a strong passion for improving policies and programs that impact Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

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