Head of Research and Insight

Raphael is Head of Research and Insight at Global Counsel. He has a decade of experience providing advice to clients rooted in qualitative, quantitative, deliberative and ethnographic audience insight. Prior to joining Global Counsel, he was as a Research Director at BritainThinks, an insight and strategy consultancy.

Raphael leads Global Counsel’s research and insight function. He works across policy practices, using bespoke audience research and data analysis to complement GC’s policy expertise and strengthen the advice provided to clients. 

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Regulating the metaverse - Global Counsel report


The ‘metaverse’ term was coined thirty years ago, and until recently was part science fiction, part speculation. But with Facebook’s rebranding as Meta last year, an increasing consumer acceptance of virtual interactions post-Covid, and a steady uptick of interest from new sectors (ranging from retail to public services), the metaverse suddenly seems very real. Against…

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