Our team

We extract meaning and actionable insights from your data

A skilled and dedicated team is waiting to assist your organisation

We are a team boasting vast experience in research and analysis, corporate affairs, politics, journalism, media training and professional writing. Our team of account managers and analysts hold degrees in communications, public policy, economics, linguistics, political science, business, international relations, marketing and English.


Leadership Team



Michael O’Connell

Managing Director


Michael O’Connell has more than 25 years of local and international experience in media, politics, corporate affairs and consultancy. He founded Media Research Group in 1996 and has lectured in communications and research at RMIT and UTS in Sydney.


Sally Chadwick

Manager – Insights and Analysis

Sally works closely with clients and the analysis team across a range of industries to ensure that we deliver meaningful and actionable insights. She has a Masters of Media and Communication and a Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) from The University of Melbourne, majoring in International Relations and Japanese.


"Research is to see what everybody else has seen, and to think what nobody else has thought."
Albert Szent-Gyorgyi