The Global Research Team

Global Research is a team of university qualified, skilled and experienced, passionate market and social researchers. We are grounded in a diversity of social science disciplines which ensures rigor and enables our global-perspective approach to problem solving and project delivery. We are devoted to staying up to date with new technology and research approaches.

Global Research team members have diverse personal experiences and backgrounds, with travel being a common interest. That diversity and enjoyment of life and people enhances our research.

Patrick's leadership style has been refined by successfully executing a broad range of research projects, sometimes in uniquely challenging circumstances. The Global Research team is driven by integrity and delivering high quality ethical research.

For each Global Research project we assemble the most appropriate team, based on the needs of the project and the skills and experience of our personnel.

Patrick O’Neill

Managing Director

Patrick Manages the Global Research team. Over the last 18 years he has completed a vast range of projects and gained broad experience, with large fast moving public engagement projects being the most prominent in recent times. Work research experience includes University, Central and Local Government and private business roles.

Recent projects Patrick has completed with the Global Research team have included Christchurch post-earthquake and international projects for organisations such as: City of Melbourne; City of Sydney; Copenhagen based Gehl Architects; Toronto’s 8-80 Cities; Melbourne Water.

See other quality organisations we work with on our Clients page.

In his spare time, Patrick enjoys the cultural and sporting pursuits of his two wonderful children and relaxing on the beach with his wife. He is convinced there is at least one more marathon in the old legs - we will see!

Jeanine Marriott-O’Neill


Jeanine is our highly qualified and experienced company director. She draws from her undergraduate double major in psychology and sociology and post graduate qualifications in teaching, commerce, career and life counselling along with professional experience in Asia, Europe and Australasia.

Jeanine’s vast experience and holistic world view brings new insights and guidance to project planning and execution. She also has significant input into Global Research’s strategic direction, management and culture.

Jeanine’s spare time involves early-morning trail running and after-school activity running for her two talented children.

Michelle Marquet

Senior Researcher

Michelle has a colourful academic and professional background with a double degree in Law and Science and a Masters in Resource Studies with first class honours. A common thread through her studies as well as her interests is social wellbeing. Michelle works on a broad range of Global Research projects including the large post-quake citizen engagement analysis as well as evaluations and social media analysis.

Michelle leads a very full life away from Global Research, she is a fitness instructor and is a Mum of two young rock stars.

Megan Apse

Senior Researcher

Megan is currently in the research phase of a Master's degree in Applied Science at Lincoln University, which complements her professional interest in qualitative research and in writing. Megan has previous experience as a content-writer, in assistant teaching roles at a tertiary level, as an Employment Consultant and in a number of volunteer and community roles. 

Megan previously enjoyed learning about people and the world by directly experiencing it through independent travel. Recently, a more theoretical approach to learning has seen Megan develop an interest in social theory, which she has undertaken in an academic setting.

When not studying the parental world of Rugby League, she is raising two future rugby league super stars.

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