We draw from the experience of research associates that have been in the industry for over 20 years and are all accredited Qualified Professional Researchers (QPR) by the Australian Market and Social Research Society (AMSRS).

Akerstream is also an AMSRS company partner.

Erik Okerstrom

BA. (Phil) – University of Melbourne, Grad Dip (Marketing) – RMIT, Masters of Business (Marketing) – RMIT
PhD candidate RMIT University – Department of Finance Economics and Marketing

Accreditations: QPR, AMSRS

Managing Director and Founder

Erik has over 27 years experience in research. 17 years in market and social research (supplier side) with 10 years prior experience in corporate marketing analysis & research (client side).

Erik has been commissioned to conduct numerous research projects in a variety of commercial and social research sectors.

Public sector: Local government & community, Education (K-12 to tertiary), immigration (including detention), regulatory environments, workers compensation & OHS, environment, transport, consumer affairs, health & hospital patient satisfaction, disability, public perceptions, justice and communications, program evaluation, alternative dispute resolution.

Commercial: Retail, education, financial services, regulation, consumer perception and segmentation, customer insights/journey, manufacturing, engineering, health and aged care, retirement living.

Erik is a PhD candidate at RMIT University studying Midlife wellbeing and purchase decisions.


Email me: erik@akerstream.com

For more information about the type of research we do, click to see some of our projects.


We have a network of associates via the Independent Researchers Group (IRG) who work in partnership with us to deliver quality outcomes.

Click here for information about the IRG

Market research, Melbourne.

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