Damian Lyons Lowe

- Founder, Chief Executive

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Damian leads Survation’s strategy and advisory business,  working with diverse companies and organisations across politics, charities, membership organisations and also leads Survation’s FInancial Services business.

Before Survation, Damian worked for 12 years as a director of healthcare and technology specialist financial research fims for Global financial services companies Cowen & Company, Societe Generale, Jefferies, and Thomas Weisel Partners.

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Patrick Briône

- Director of Research


Patrick conducts Survation’s strategic research for political parties, trade unions, corporate and political campaigns.

Prior to joining Survation in 2012 Patrick worked with CentreForum, co-authoring policy papers on ‘Employee empowerment‘ and ‘Employee ownership‘.

Patrick graduated from the University of Oxford with a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics.

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Koran McAuliffe

- Senior Project Manager


Koran joined Survation in 2013 and now works as a Senior Project Manager on various social research projects 

Koran has previously worked at a variety of non-profit organisations, reflecting her strong interest in campaigning and social policy. She has a BA (Hons) in Anthropology from Durham University and an MA from the University of Leeds (School of Politics and International Studies).

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Lawrence Platts

- Head of Operations


Lawrence manages Survation’s telephone and fieldwork operations and liaises with clients relating to our active telephone polling operation.

Lawrence has a keen interest in campaigning and social policy. He has a BA in Politics and Sociology and an MA in Political Parties and Elections, both from the University of Keele.

Chris Hopkins

- Senior Project Manager


Chris Hopkins is a Senior Project Manager at Survation particularly focused on our online media polling.

Chris has a BA in British Politics & Legislative Studies from The University of Hull, where he was tutored by Lord Norton of Louth and was elected news Editor of the Student Union newspaper. A keen footballer, Chris brings with him both parliamentary experience, having worked a long internship in the Westminster office of Clive Betts MP, and 3 years experience of the retail sector from shop-floor to supervision.

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Frederick Alloh

- Project Manager


Freddie is a Project Manager within our team, focusing on our telephone research and liaising directly with our operations and fieldwork team.

Rising steadily through the Survation ranks, Freddie started in our call centre, before being promoted to supervisor and now Project Manager. A keen breakdancer, Freddie has an MA with merit in Intelligence and International Security from King’s College London.

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Andy Case

- Lead Data and Statistics Analyst


Andy is Survation’s lead Data and Statistics Analyst, bringing with him a wealth of experience in a variety of roles in this field.

Graduating with a BSc in Mathematics from the University of York, Andy has worked as a teacher of mathematics and statistics and in a trading and analysis role at Sky Betting and Gaming. Andy also supports and trains other members of the team in advanced Excel, SPSS and other packages.


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Jacob Nash

- Assistant Operations Manager

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Jacob works within Survation’s telephone and fieldwork operations liaises with the research team relating to our active telephone polling operation.

His work involves analysis, project management and running face-to-face research,

Jacob has a BA (Hons) Politics Philosophy and Economic from University of Exeter.

Christian Videbæk Nielsen

- Consultant - Data Statistics Analyst

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Christian joined Survation in November 2015, as a consultant to the data team.

Previous to his work at Survation, Christian was Head of Analysis at Kompas Kommunikation, Denmark, conducting polling, liasing with the media and working with statistical packages such as SPSS.

Christian is part-time postgrad student at LSE (M.Sc. Social Research Methods) and has a Masters Political Science from University of Copenhagen. Christian co-authored a peer-reviewed study for the academic journal Social Science Computer Review examining response rates in survey panels.

Our Telephone & Face to Face Fieldwork Team

- Telephone and Face To Face Research Team - CATI & Field Resources.

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Survation offer a large day-to-day 7 days per week  in-house CATI resource with capacity up to 80 seats. Unlike many of our competitors, we do not outsource our telephone work (which is based in our HQ)  and have many experienced supervisors and employees who have been with us for a number of years. Our more experienced researchers also conduct face-to-face work for clients such as Tesco.

We are proud of our telephone and field researchers, and  provide excellent remuneration, training & advancement opportunities. Previous members of the fieldwork team have gone on to work in other part of our business up to management level.

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