We’re the experts in culturally sensitive research, policy and evaluation.

Our team offers insights derived from 20 years of experience working with diverse communities and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in remote, rural and urban settings.

We speak more than 20 languages. We’ll make sure your questions are heard. You’ll trust in our methods and value the clarity our research brings.

We respect cultural protocols.
You can trust in our processes.

When you engage CIRCA for research and evaluation, you’ll gain access to an extensive national team of highly-skilled bilingual and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander research consultants.

Our long relationship with communities and our sensitivity to diverse community needs mean we have the trust and respect of the people we work with.

We know the value of cooperation. We celebrate the vibrancy of our networks.

Our methodology and approach

Our research methodology is rigorous, culturally sensitive and centres on fruitful community consultation. We ensure a diversity of community voices are heard, and are committed to culturally specific research methods based on mutual respect and cooperation.

Our services

  • Process, formative and outcome evaluations using qualitative and quantitative methods
  • Social and developmental research
  • Concept testing and campaign research and evaluation
  • Organisational reviews
  • Literature reviews and scans of academic and grey literature
  • Monitoring and evaluation frameworks, program logic models and theory of change
  • Online surveys and discussion forums with stakeholders and community

Our expertise

  • Research with Aboriginal and Torres Strait communities in remote, rural and urban Australia
  • Research with culturally and linguistically diverse communities
  • Health
  • Justice
  • Domestic & family violence
  • Anti-discrimination / human rights
  • Early childhood & child safety/protection
  • Education, employment & training
  • International development


We will tailor projects to meet your goals.

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We all really felt like you were looking at what really happened, in light of all the constraints, changing circumstances and challenges that were happening … You took time to understand what we were about, and why we were about it.

Emma BeckettNikinpa Aboriginal Child and Family Centre

Thanks for the great support and work you and your team have undertaken during the evaluation process. After reading the preliminary report we were overwhelmed by the stories people shared, the kind words spoken and the acknowledgements of all our hard work.

Centre ManagerAboriginal Child and Family Centre