About Us

Who we are

We are a boutique research consultancy that specialises in exploratory research. Our strengths are in behavioural, design and data-driven research across all industries.

What we hope to achieve

Our objectives are to provide our clients with the answers they seek and go further along the curve to present solutions they may not have considered. The thrill we get from our work is showing our clients what others miss in research.

What does Melian Dialogue mean?

Melian Dialogue dramatises a series of negotiations between Athenians and Melians written
by Thucydides, a classical Athenian historian in his book History of the Peloponnesian War. It is taught as a classic study of political realism and unapologetic rationalisation of one’s actions.

The logo used by us is a depiction of the Greek goddess Athena, who was the
patroness of Athens and the Olympian goddess of wisdom. We use Melian Dialogue as our
unapologetic approach to shape research the way we think it should be and discover
practical insights and meaningful data not guided by dogma, tradition, academic convention,
or expectations. We are unapologetic in our questioning of what is considered ‘acceptable’
knowledge and business intelligence.

How we began

COVID-19 changed how research is conducted with many of our researchers working
remotely to deliver projects. Eventually, we decided that it was more efficient, and cheaper
for our clients, to create a portal to continue our work but eliminate the manual processes
and a plethora of documents.

Melian Dialogue is backed by professionals with doctorates
who wanted to take a different academic path but use their commercial and corporate skills.
We combine a robust methodology for our research designs and cutting-edge analytics to
our insights and findings.

Work for us as a researcher

If you have a Ph.D. (or about to complete a doctorate) and feel your research interests are
aligned with ours, come and talk to us. We are particularly interested in unconventional
thinkers. Write to us and answer this paradox: when you look at a glass mirror, what do you
see?