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.

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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.

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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

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COVID-19 changed research

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.

Professionals with Doctorates

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.

We use new ways of working to find new solutions and develop innovative approaches to answer our clients’ research questions. Working remotely as a global network of researchers we deliver unmatched expertise to any project. As soon as I started at Melian Dialogue, I was impressed by how closely we worked with our clients to find the best research partnership and outcomes.
James Mullen
Dr James Mullen

Head of Research

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Let us develop your exploratory research report

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Call us 0203 195 3855