About Us


Improving engagement between citizens, governments and organisations on public issues is our passion. All CiviQ products are based on recent innovations in deliberative democratic theory on which we have consulted with citizens, Councillors and management in Fingal County. Together with other researchers, including Dr. Clodagh Harris (UCC) we have written papers which outlines our approach. These you can find on our publications page.


Vanessa Liston is Co-founder of CiviQ. She holds a PhD in Political Science from Trinity College Dublin where she held a Government of Ireland scholarship. Vanessa also has a background in Web technologies and a management consulting career in the IT industry. Prior to this, Vanessa worked in international development. Vanessa's interests are in the use of Q-methodology to advance deliberative democracy and citizen/government engagement using collaborative technologies.

Mark O'Toole is Co-founder of CiviQ. Mark holds an MBA and an MSc (Internet Systems) from Dublin City University and an MA from University College Dublin.  His research interests include deliberative democracy, Web 2.0, collaboration, Knowledge Management, Content Management, Data Visualisation, Open Source software and Business Intelligence. Since 2008 Mark has been an advocate within government circles for the use of social and collaborative technologies to improve the quality of both government services and of government interactions with citizens.

The CiviQ team also comprises Q-methodology specialists, programmers, graphic designer as well as research partners. Get in touch with us today to learn more about how CiviQ can help your organisation manage and gain insights from public opinion data.


Contact us

We would be delighted to hear from you. Contact us directly on +353 1 254 8006 / + 353 87 8150862 or email info-[at]-aphelion.ie

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You can also find some more information about our products on our brochure site.