The team at Research Opinions are always asking you to tell them what you think about everything from what gadgets you own to a new advertising campaign, so we thought our team page would be a great opportunity to get to know them and hear some of their opinions on a range of topics.
Julie established Julie Fuller Recruitment in 1987, which rebranded in 2010 to become Research Opinions. The success of Research Opinions encouraged her to open Aspect Viewing Facilities in 2002, and Acumen Fieldwork in 2005. The three businesses combine to provide a first class support service to the market research industry. Julie is currently on the AQR Board where, with her knowledge of the industry, she is at the forefront of new market research initiatives.
Our Recruitment Team
Vic Chapleo – Head of Research Opinions
As Head of Research Opinions Vic is responsible for overseeing all of the market research projects we work on, while continually delivering high levels of service to our clients. Vic has been with Research Opinions for over 10 years and in that time she has worked on the projects covering almost every topic possible. From sausages, paint brands, new technology, finance research and the latest advertising campaigns from big brands – there’s nothing that Vic hasn’t done.
Favourite projects to work on: Really big projects with complex quotas – speaking to lots of people to fit them in is really satisfying!
Current obsessions: Home interiors. Finding new ideas on Instagram and Pinterest and adding it to my own style at home.
Predictions for the next big thing: Artificial Intelligence is one area where we’re expecting to see big changes. It’s a new type of technology for a new era and it’s going to affect everything from how we shop to ways we are driven towards brands through advertising. Expect to hear more about AI in the coming months and years.
Charlotte Neild – Senior Project Manager
Charlotte is the Senior Project Manager at Research Opinions, working on some of the trickiest projects we have. Her savvy use of social media has made her the in-house expert when it comes to finding hard to reach people for research.
What you love about the job: Learning about so many different things. I never thought I would be able to hold down a conversation with a farmer about round bailers. This job stretches you in so many different ways.
Predictions for the next big thing: More ethical products on the market and less plastic in the shops. In beauty, I think it will be about refillable products and less disposable single use items.
What would make the world a better place? Free coffee – everywhere. Oh, and maybe free gin! I think that would definitely help.
Stephanie Foy – Senior Project Coordinator
Stephanie is a Senior Project Coordinator at Research Opinions, forming an integral part of the team who speak to people every day – matching them to the right research projects.
What you love about this job: I love the diversity of the people I speak to every day; talking to people from various cultural, social and faith backgrounds and learning more about their ways of life.
The most rewarding project you worked on: It was research about benefits. After the project was completed someone emailed to say that taking part in the research had helped them to find the motivation to find full time work again. It was great to hear it had helped someone so positively.
What’s the one thing you couldn’t live without: Books! I’m a huge fan of reading – especially Crime Fiction – and I try to read at least one a week.
Emily Welsh – Senior Project Coordinator
Emily works within the Research Opinions team as a Senior Project Coordinator and often works on our User Testing projects where we have to find people who own very specific devices or technology.
What you love about this job: You get to speak to a wide range of people and build up a lot of knowledge about brands, products and the latest trends through the research we recruit.
The most rewarding project you worked on: We had to find very specific people for a project on music trends. The client had so much positive feedback and learned so much. It was really rewarding to work on.
What product could you not live without: It’s not expensive or flashy but I bought a spider catcher as I am terrified of them. That’s something I couldn’t live without!
Emily Basnett – Senior Project Coordinator
Emily works within the team as a Project Coordinator, handling the replies we get to our research projects and contacting people to recruit them. As an avid social media user she’s a master of online recruitment.
Best thing about market research: Speaking to so many different people in one day and that huge sense of achievement when you’ve completed a project and you know it’s going to go well.
Favourite types of projects: Anything to do with food because it’s something that everyone loves to talk about and something we can always find people for.
Favourite product right now: The new Youtube app which allows you to lock your phone without the app pausing. I can’t believe it’s taken so long for this to become a thing!
Hailing from the Wirral, Clare joined the Research Opinions team after working in a hospital. She loves the fast paced variety of the projects we work on everyday and particularly likes working on projects which she has a particular passion for; like music.
The best part about working in market research: All the different people you get to speak to on a day to day basis.
What 3 things would you take to a desert island: Clare would pack a box of Happy Hippos, her phone and a water inflatable to help the days pass by more easily.
What one product could you not live without? Mascara – without it I look like a mole-rat!
Martha originally moved to Manchester to study at Manchester Metropolitan University and worked in a variety of retail jobs during that time. Having now settled in with the Research Opinions team she’s not looked back once – loving the fast turnarounds on projects and the deadlines that keep her on her toes.
What one product could you not live without? Spotify
Predictions for the next big thing: Interactive TV where people can create their own stories or tailor their own content to what they want.
Any guilty pleasures? American reality TV (hate myself for watching it but it’s just so addictive) and white chocolate.
Freya Wild – Project Coordinator
Freya is one of the newest members of team RO but has settled right in! After graduating with a degree in Archaeology and Anthropology from the University of Manchester she has really enjoyed getting her teeth stuck into some of our more challenging B2B recruitment as well as working on projects on topics she loves such as fashion and outdoor activities!
What one thing could you not live without? I could not live without my fluffy bedding- in the winter it is the cosiest thing ever!
What 3 things would you take to a desert island: I would take my phone (with 100 hours-worth of music downloaded), a lifetime supply of Thai food and my snorkelling gear.
Anything you’re currently obsessed with: Currently obsessed with binge-watching any murder/crime series at the moment it is Mindhunter and Killing Eve.
Andy has joined Research Opinions following a year of travelling with his fiancee. Prior to that he was Head of PE at a school in Greater Manchester for eight years. He’s now settled in sunny Manchester and enjoying getting to grips with the market research industry.
Favourite types of project to recruit: I enjoy any project that requires a good chat with the participants, even the most mundane of topics can sometimes spark a real conversation.
Favourite place in the world: Gili Islands in Indonesia. I got engaged there in 2019. There is no motorised transport on the island at all, amazing place!
Any secret talents? I used to be a professional rugby player and played for England at U18 level (many moons ago)
After working in a variety of roles alongside studying Media Makeup at college, Harriet has now found her place amongst the Research Opinions team! Harriet loves to recruit for sports projects but also enjoys the challenge of taking on a project for a big household name or brand.
What are you currently watching on Netflix? About to start the new series of the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina after waiting what feels like a lifetime for it to come out.
If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would you go: Probably Russia, I just think it would be quite an interesting place to visit. Or Disneyland Florida – probably two very different answers!
After studying Psychology with neuropsychology at Bangor University – Chrystal is putting her studies to good use when screening participants for the wide range of projects we recruit for – from Premium Chocolate to Cycling to Fostering, she enjoys hearing people talk about topics they are passionate about. Before joining the team she was working on the other side of market research in a viewing facility as well as going behind the scenes as festival security!
What’s the last book you read? Siege & Sacrifice by Charlie N. Holmberg. It’s the last book in a fantastic series so I have been delaying completing it by reading other books in the meantime.
What’s your favourite place in the world? I have a few places I love but the winner by far has to be Banff in Alberta, Canada. Snow-cappThis is a no-brainer – I love to listen and observe more than speaking and reading a good book is my life. I read several books weekly and have no need for speaking during that time so I think I’d survive with a pen and paper.ed mountains, wild animals, beautiful lakes, small-town vibes, no crowds and noise and some crazy yet lovely people? Yes please! I would love to go back for a super extended period.
Would you rather lose the ability to read or the ability to speak? This is a no-brainer – I love to listen and observe more than speaking and reading a good book is my life. I read several books weekly and have no need for speaking during that time so I think I’d survive with a pen and paper.
Healthcare Opinions is our dedicated research platform for Healthcare professionals and people who are receiving treatment for a range of conditions. We regularly conduct research on topics ranging from COPD to Diabetes, end of life care and children’s allergies. We’re continually looking for doctors, nurses, healthcare managers and members of the public to take part in our research. We never conduct clinical trials and participants will only ever be asked to share their opinions and experiences. Due to the highly specific nature of the topics, our research frequently pays significantly higher incentives to those who take part.