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Bernie Coyne

Managing Director
bernie.coyne@coyneresearch.com

Career

Bernie established Coyne Research in January 2012, and has over 20 years’ experience in the research industry.

Prior to forming the company, Bernie was Managing Director of Amárach Research, Founder and Managing Director of Research Solutions, and a Director with Lansdowne Market Research. She began her research career with a London agency – Pegram Walters Associates, moving back to Ireland after 5 years’ experience.

Research Focus

A strong reputation for providing clients with actionable insights – not just research findings but direction. Areas of speciality include Financial Services, FMCG, New Proposition/Product Development, Brand Architecture & Strategy, and Advertising & Creative Testing.

Qualifications

Bernie is an NUIM graduate with a BA Honours Degree in Sociology, Geography and Maths, a Higher Diploma in Education (H.Dip.Ed),Diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing.(Dip.CIM). She became a Chartered Director in 2013 after completing the IOD Diploma in Company Direction Level 11 (CDIR).

Otherwise

Is an avid Guns ‘n Roses fan and travels to far flung destinations.

Lesley Kelleher

Deputy Managing Director
lesley.kelleher@coyneresearch.com

Career

Lesley began her career in Research Solutions. She then went on to hold senior positions at Amárach Research and W5 before joining the Coyne Research team in 2013. Lesley is a dualist researcher handling both quantitative and qualitative research projects.

Research Focus

A strong background in FMCG, Telecommunications, Financial Services, Automotive and Retail. Brand & Advertising Tracking, Concept & Creative Testing, Pack Design Evaluation, Product Tests, Brand Deep Dives, Customer Satisfaction, Segmentation, and U&A studies.

Qualifications

Lesley has over 14 years of experience in the Market Research industry. She is a graduate of DIT with a BSc in Marketing and Management.

Otherwise

Lesley enjoys an eclectic taste of music and is an avid dog lover!

Jason Clarke

Director / Head of Data

Career

Jason Joined the Coyne team after graduating in 2014 and has progressed up the ranks since then to become our Head Data Analyst and is also a Director at the company.

Research Focus

Jason is involved in a wide variety of job types such as Online Surveys, Product Tests, and CATI Scripting, and is involved in all of our quantitative research projects. Jason also loves to delve deeper into the data through different analysis techniques such as Max Diff, Regression, Segmentation and TURF Analysis.

Qualifications

Jason graduated from NUIG in 2014 with a B.Sc in Computer Science and Information Technology. He now has over 5 years experience in Data Analysis at Coyne and during this time has taken a course on GDPR.

Otherwise

Jason has a passion for all sports especially Gaelic Football and Soccer. He is a member of St.Brendans GAA team and his favourite teams are Mayo and Liverpool.

Shane O’Gorman

Senior Research Executive

Career

Shane joined Coyne Research at the beginning of 2018 and works as part of the Data Analysis team. Since then he has progressed to Senior Research Executive.

Research Focus

Shane has gained extensive experience on quantitative projects since joining Coyne including; Brand & Advertising Tracking, Product Tests, Brand Deep Dives, Customer Satisfaction, and U&A studies.

Shane has also gained experience in online survey scripting whilst working on quantitative projects across a wide variety of sectors.

Qualifications

Shane graduated from Maynooth University in 2017 with a B.Sc in Applied Maths and Statistics.

Otherwise

Shane enjoys rugby and loves to travel.

Emily Higgins

Senior Research Executive

Career

Emily joined the Coyne Research team in 2018 as a Market Research Executive. Since then Emily has progressed to a Senior Research Executive position.

Research Focus

A strong background in FMCG, Financial Services and Retail.

Emily in a dualist and has gained extensive experience in Brand & Advertising Tracking, Brand Deep Dives, Creative Testing, Product Testing and U&A studies.

Qualifications

Emily is a graduate of the University of Limerick with a BA Joint Honours Degree in Economics and English. Emily completed an AQR course on Online Moderation in 2019.

Otherwise

Emily has a passion for travelling after spending a year working and travelling abroad in Botswana and Ecuador.

Cian O’Mahony

Senior Research Executive

Career

Cian joined the Coyne Research team in 2018 and has since progressed to Senior Research Executive.

Research Focus

Cian has worked across a variety of sectors in his time with Coyne Research including Financial Services, Retail, Government Bodies and FMCG.

He has experience in both qualitative and quantitative fields and has worked on Creative Testing, Brand Deep Dives, U&A studies and Brand & Advertising Tracking.

Qualifications

Cian graduated from the University of Limerick with a BA in English and History. He went on to complete an MA in International Studies also in UL.

Otherwise

Cian is an avid sports fan and enjoys travelling, reading and being from Cork!