Cathy Riley - Catalyst Research


Freelance qualitative & quantitative support for research agencies, happy to cover your resource gap while you are recruiting or when workload goes crazy, able to cover all stages from proposal writing to report and presentation. 

As an experienced client-side researcher, I also offer ad hoc or on-going interim research support for client insight departments.

Specific qualitative services: depth interviewing, group moderation, analysis and reporting.  Specific quantitative services: questionnaire design, project management, interpretation of data, report writing. UK and international research; ad hoc or continuous; face to face, telephone, online.


Finance, investments & pensions, higher education, oil & energy, airlines, travel & travel retail. 

International & UK. Consumer & B2B.


Well rounded research background: agency trained in qualitative & quantitative techniques, I have worked at a senior level in 3 ad hoc agencies and in client research in management positions, gaining extensive experience in UK & international research, consumer & B2B.

Established my own consultancy to offer freelance services to agencies and clients.  As a versatile researcher I can & have worked in a wide variety of sectors and am always up for a challenge. 

Full member of the MRS and member of ESOMAR.  

What sectors do you most often work in?

  • Financial
  • Government, social research, education
  • Entertainment, leisure & travel
  • Grey market
  • IT (inc Ecommerce)
  • Business to business
  • Retail

What are the main types of research/research specialisms you conduct most often?

  • Data Processing & Reporting
  • Qualitative
  • Quantitative
  • Specialist techniques
  • Online/Mobile
  • International

What regions within the UK do you cover?

  • Northern England
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • South West England
  • English Midlands
  • London/South East England

Which international regions do you cover?

  • Western Europe
  • Scandinavia
  • North America
  • SE Asia

Where are your offices in the UK?

  • London/South East England