Mike Beder has been a respected member of the Australian research community since 1990. He worked for a range of Sydney-based agencies as a quantitative researcher before branching out on his own in 2001. Since 2004 he has been managing focus group recruitment agency Qualitative Recruitment Australia and is also principal of ResearchMinds, a group of online access panels that caters for the self-service segment in Australia and overseas.
An AMSRS QPMR, Mike has held a variety of voluntary roles with the organisation, including State Chair, Board Member and has been a Conference Committee member on numerous occasions. In recent years Mike has been working on numerous opinion piece papers and has presented both overseas and locally, most recently winning the People’s Choice award at the 2017 WA AMSRS conference.