GKA Team

Meet the team…

Our team is at the heart of GKA and the reason why we have such a strong reputation in the industry for quality and expert project management. Here’s a little bit more information about our core team members:

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Huw Davies

Qualitative Services Manager

Huw has been with GKA for over 10 years, progressing from a Telephone Interviewer through to his current role as Qualitative Services Manager. Huw has developed his skills and capabilities in moderation and analysis and is now devoting more time to being in the field, moderating at central locations and report writing. On top of this, he is fast becoming an expert in the area of Clinical Commissioning Groups and expanding his Market Access knowledge base – download his CV. In his spare time, Huw enjoys spending time with his daughter and has a passion for travel so tries to go on as many holidays as possible.

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EMMA GARSIDE

Client Services Manager

Having worked as a Project Manager for 6 years, in 2011 Emma took a change in direction moving to the Client Services team. With this progression, she has learned about both sides of the business from how projects are run and the necessary budgets needed as well as building solid relationships and account management skills with some of GKA’s largest accounts. In her spare time, Emma enjoys cooking, reading and watching films!

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Charlotte Cullen

Project Manager

Charlotte graduated from Swansea University in 2011 with a Masters in Modern History. She then joined GKA as an interviewer in the CATi Unit, then moving to the Field team as a Project Manager. In her spare time, Charlotte is an Educational Events Co-ordinator at the Holst Birthplace Museum in Cheltenham. She also enjoys baking, reading and socialising with friends!

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Zoe Smith

Project Manager

After graduating from Southampton University studying Biomedical Science, Zoe pursued a career in banking until early 2014 when she decided to take a career break and see the world! Coming back to reality she then began her role as Project Manager at GKA where she works on a variety of projects, both qual and quant. In her spare time, Zoe plays flag football and loves to travel, experiencing different places!

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Amelia Viner

Project Manager 

Amelia graduated from Bournemouth University in 2013 with a degree in Hospitality Management. She worked for a while within the Event Management sector before joining GKA as a Project Executive supporting the team with a variety of projects in late 2015. Since then she has been promoted to Project Manager. Outside of work Amelia enjoys various outdoor activities such as cycling and running. She also likes travelling to new countries.

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Adam Irwin

Head of Fieldwork

Adam joined GKA as a Project Manager in 2005 and developed to his current role as Head of Fieldwork where he manages the GKA in-house interviewers as well as his own project team. He specialises in quant based research with particular knowledge of online, CATI and DFU projects. Outside GKA Adam spends time with his daughter, and enjoys playing football and going out for dinner.

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Simon Goodwin

Data Administrator 

Simon joined GKA in August 2011 after having spent the previous 5 years in the Market Research industry. As well as managing online projects, Simon is also responsible for the programming of questionnaires and supports the Research Support team. In his spare time, Simon is the coach of a youth football team, and is hoping to get the managerial role at Birmingham City one day! He is also a big cricket fan and a keen actor!

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Alison Cosslett

Research Support Technician

Allie graduated from Aberystwyth University in 2006 where she studied Geography and Computing. She moved to Cheltenham in 2008 and joined GKA as a Project Executive for the Online and CATi unit. After a year of helping manage and run the studies within the Online and CATi Unit she changed roles to Research Support Technician to oversee the programing and management of CATI and Online studies.

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Richard Stephens

Sales and Marketing Director

Richard joined GKA in 2001 as a placement student and post-graduation was awarded the position of Telephone Project Manager. Since then Richard undertook various roles including Senior Field project manager, Business Unit Manager and Business Development Manager which ultimately led, in 2008, to him being promoted to Sales and Marketing Director.  He has also achieved his qualification in e-marketing from the CIM.  In his spare time, Richard enjoys socialising with friends and a game of golf.

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Sophie Zadeh

Managing Director

Sophie joined GKA as a Project Manager in 1999 and in her time with GKA has undertaken a number of roles including field management, business development, and internal operations, becoming Managing Director in 2008. Over the last 12 years Sophie has managed many unique and complex studies and has been consistently influential in driving GKA forward. In her spare time Sophie enjoys traveling and alternative sports, and those that know her will appreciate that she enjoys an occasional glass of wine!