About Us

What motivates us and fuels our passion for work and life is contributing in a very real way towards building a better society through better thinking.

​For the Rapid Context team, sociology, and social science more broadly, is far more exciting and rewarding when you’re applying it, not when you’re simply theorising it.​

Rapid Context was founded to give people a sophisticated way to think about issues facing their organisations. We have endeavoured to make the building blocks of Rapid Context - our people, the way we work, and where and when we work  - align with our lofty ambition for building a better society.

 

The Founder

SAMANTHA CROMPVOETS

Sociologist

 

Expertise in the design, implementation, analysis and reporting of strategic and academic research, evaluation and monitoring. Specialist expertise in Defence and Organisational culture.

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The Team

In Alphabetical Order

TEGAN DONALD

Science Communication Specialist

Tegan has a diverse research background working in both the academic and professional realms of the university sector, and more recently joining Rapid Context as a senior research consultant. Tegan has a Bachelor of Photonics (majoring in Physics) and a PhD in science communication.  

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SARA EDWARDS

Flexible Work Specialist | Education Specialist | Managing Director, People & Culture

 

Qualified Project Manager and specialist in Flexible Workplace implementation. Extensive research experience across a range of Defence topics including child care, female veterans, alcohol and substance misuse, women in combat and work pattern analysis.

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LINDY FRITSCHE

Epidemiologist

Expertise in quantitative research, implementation and analysis of data. Specialist expertise in survey methodology and design.

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NYSSA GYORGY

Administration Manager

 

Expertise in administration management and support of small business.

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CAROLYN IRVING

Public Policy Specialist

 

Expertise in public policy development, international and bilateral negotiations and professional writing, editing and research.

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MICHELLE IRVING

Social Research Specialist

 

Expertise in qualitative research design, implementation and analysis, mixed method research and social media analysis. Highly skilled in translating research in to practice.

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MARION NIEDERKOFLER

Policy Analyst

 

Expertise in Policy development and management, climate change, research and analysis.

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KATHERINE POST

Policy Analyst | Lawyer | Managing Director, Business Development

 

Katherine is a policy expert and lawyer who has worked in senior federal government roles across a broad range of areas including legal and regulatory reform, Indigenous affairs, housing and homelessness and women’s policy.

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JOY TOWNSEND

Sociologist

 

Expertise in qualitative research design, analysis and implementation. Specialist expertise in gender and sexualities research, and qualitative research methodologies including life history interviewing and narrative analysis. 

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EMMA WENSING

Sociologist | Managing Director, Research & Operations

 

Expertise in Women in sport, gender and the military, media analysis, research program development and delivery within the Department of Defence, qualitative methods, quantitative analysis.

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