Project Manager – Rachael Nielsen
Rachael is a Social Scientist with a background in social and consumer research in the diverse fields of retail and transport. Specialising in Qualitative research, Rachael has a passion for delivering actionable insights for clients by listening to people and meeting their needs. As Project Manager, Rachael takes a leading role in designing and delivering our exceptional engagement activities and insights research.
Project Officer – Elyse Lloyd M.Sc. (App. Stat.), B.Psych.Sc.
Elyse is a Psychological Scientist and Data Analyst with extensive experience in market and social research across an array of sectors, including education, government, utilities, professional services, and retailers. She has previously worked as a specialist in ageing research, focussing on quantitative methodologies, with previous clients ranging from major retirement living companies through to government and not-for-profit providers. As a Project Officer, she brings her passion for data translation, insight, and strategy to support the work of the team on our important social research.
Associate – Allison Kane
Allison is a highly experienced extension to The Plug-in team bringing years of experience in communications, marketing and community engagement gained across a spectrum of not for profit and local government organisations.
Associate – Sharmilla Zaluski
Sharmilla is an original member of The Plug-in start-up team and now contributes her expertise on a project basis as an advisor, co-researcher and workshop facilitator. She has previous experience working in policy, community engagement and customer service roles in numerous Local Government environments. Her warm and enthusiastic manner makes her a natural at connecting with people and drawing out their stories.
Associate – Pablo Gonzalez MSPPM
Pablo is a passionate policy and service designer. He has started social businesses in Adelaide and Melbourne and he is heavily involved in projects aimed to build and strengthen communities. With over ten years of experience, he has gained broad experience working with the public, private and not-for profit sectors across Australia and other countries. Since 2017, he has led co-design workshops and served as a facilitator for The Plug-in, and his research design and methodology advice help ensure successful project approaches.