Organising Team and Conference Partners

Conference Convenor

Betsy Blunsdon, Australian Consortium for Social and Political Research Inc., Australia

Session Convenors

Gina Aalgaard Kelly, North Dakota State University, United States
Robert Ackland, Australian National University, Australia
Betsy Blunsdon, Australian Consortium for Social and Political Research Inc., Australia
Julien Brailly, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Nikki Brunker, University of Sydney, Australia
Joanne Corey, Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australia
Ann Dadich, School of Business, Western Sydney University, Australia
Peter Davis, COMPASS Research Centre, The University of Auckland, New Zealand
Ann Evans, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
Karen Kellard, The Social Research Centre, Australia
Aila Khan, University of Western Sydney, Australia
Steven McEachern, Australian Data Archive, Australia
Nicola McNeil, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia
Haris Memic, Australian National University, Australia
Jessica Mesman, Maastricht University, Netherlands
Barry Milne, The University of Auckland, New Zealand
Darren Walter Pennay, The Social Research Centre Pty Ltd, Australia
Joachim Wackerow, GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, Germany
Sonia Whiteley, ORC International, Australia
Shaun Wilson, Macquarie University, Australia
Adam Zammit, ACSPRI, Australia


ACSPRI is a consortium of universities and government research agencies, established as a non-profit organisation in 1976 to support and promote social science. It runs intensive courses on social science research methods; supports and collaborates with the Australian Social Science Data Archive; develops Open Source survey software; and undertakes surveys for university researchers.

Gold sponsor

The Social Research Centre

The Social Research Centre provides the Australian social science research community with access to world class survey research services and a full range of survey design, data management, analytical and qualitative skills. Our motivation stems from the desire to collect data of the highest quality, to undertake research in the public good and to enhance knowledge and contribute to informed decision-making. Our goal is to be internationally acknowledged as a centre for excellence in the provision of social science research services.

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Conference satchel sponsor


NVivo is qualitative data analysis software that gives users the power to make better decisions by uncovering insights. More than 1.5 million people use NVivo to collect, organize and analyze their data to achieve faster, more robust results.

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Exhibition table and satchel insert sponsors

Survey Design and Analysis Services Pty Ltd

Survey Design and Analysis Services is the official distributor of Stata, Stat/Transfer and Provalis Research Software for Australia and New Zealand.

We distribute software and related books to business, government, not-for-profits, universities and personal users, with the most competitive pricing available for Stata products, Stat/Transfer, WordStat and QDA Miner.


4am Software

4am Software is an Australian Software company with a branch office in NZ. We are the exclusive distributor for Systat and Sigma Plot in the Australia and NZ region. Systat and Sigma Plot are rated as most used products in the Social Sciences area, and both are world renowned products. Almost all universities in Australia and NZ and the world over, including Government and research organizations use Systat and Software.

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SAGE Publications Asia-Pacific

Sara Miller McCune founded SAGE Publishing in 1965 to support the dissemination of usable knowledge and educate a global community. SAGE is a leading international provider of innovative, high-quality content publishing more than 950 journals and over 800 new books each year, spanning a wide range of subject areas. Our growing selection of library products includes archives, data, case studies and video. SAGE remains majority owned by our founder and after her lifetime will become owned by a charitable trust that secures the company’s continued independence. Principal offices are located in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore, Washington DC and Melbourne.

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