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Helen Bartley - Social Research and Statistical Methods

Helen is an experienced and creative social/market researcher with a Master of Applied Science in Social Statistics.  She is also an Accredited Statistician with the Statistical Society of Australia, a Qualified Practising Market Researcher (QPMR), and has completed the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) Australasia Certificate in Engagement.


Helen has 30 years experience in the design, conduct and management of social and market research, as a supplier and buyer of survey research services, and as an independent research consultant.  She provides qualitative and quantitative customised research services to government, not-for-profit and community-based organisations, and to industry in the transport, manufacturing and service sectors.


Helen has specialist skills in survey methodologies, including research design, data management and multivariate analysis, cross section and longitudinal survey design, sampling, and data collection methodologies in environmental and social studies.    She has experience as an expert witness at court cases, providing specialist statistical and research advice.


She also has skills in qualitative methodologies including stakeholder consultation, group moderation and in-depth interviewing, and has significant experience in customer and staff satisfaction research with an emphasis in the service sector.


Helen spent 14 years as a subject convenor and sessional lecturer in postgraduate programs in Applied Statistics specialising in Survey Research Practice and Survey Sampling at Swinburne University.


Today, Helen works with a range of clients, and has particular interests in the areas of water, energy, environment, and active transport.  She also has specialist skills and experience engaging with rural and regional communities on issues affecting their wellbeing and livelihood.


In recent years, Helen has broadened her skills completing  the IAP2 Australasia’s Certificate in Engagement.  She continues to utilise these skills and her research experience working with Victoria’s regional water businesses and in the energy sector in the areas of customer and community engagement.  In particular she assists businesses to gather and review data and information as evidence of customer perspectives to inform their revenue and pricing submissions to the Essential Services Commission and the Australian Energy Regulator, respectively.

Jon Bartley - Water Environment

Jon has a Master of Science degree in Hydrogeology and has over 30 years experience encompassing a range of environmental and water resource issues.


His main areas of expertise are in surface water / groundwater interactions, sustainable use of recycled water, groundwater quality and beneficial uses.  He is a specialist in preliminary and detailed hydrogeological assessments, impact assessment, and monitoring program and network design to achieve environmentally sustainable water and wastewater use.


Jon’s experience also encompasses strategic resource management, project management and planning, tender development and evaluation, and directing complex investigations.


He has applied this expertise in a range of projects from site specific to regional scale studies.  Recent assessments involved sustainable wastewater storage and use, identifying options for effective water quality monitoring and reporting for the EPA, and renewing the State Groundwater Monitoring Network.


Other significant studies comprise groundwater resource, water quality and pollution investigations incorporating data review, monitoring network design and installation, and groundwater flow and contaminant transport modelling for Government agencies, Regional Water Authorities and industry.


He has undertaken a number of landfill and contaminated site groundwater studies, including comprehensive data review and interpretation, numerical modelling, qualitative risk assessment and documentation for planning approvals.  Jon also provides expert hydrogeological technical review services and he has experience in the management of large natural resource data sets in groundwater and environmental studies.


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