Who We Are

Janet Barker

Director of Recruitment

Janet Barker has 15+ years of research experience, the last 12 of which have been with Qessential. Janet joined the company as a project manager and has since worked on hundreds of project and helped fine-tune Qessential’s recruitment process. With her extensive knowledge and experience finding the best respondents for a study, she is now overseeing recruitment activities for all projects. In addition, Janet continues to successfully drive individual studies, both qualitative and quantitative. Prior to joining Qessential, Janet handled data collection, tabulation, and quality control at Dudley Research.


In her spare time, Janet enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. She also enjoys creating pottery and tiles, gardening, and running. She recently crafted a series of tiles incorporating plants grown in her garden, which will be used to complete the fireplace in her home. She has a Bachelor of Arts in American Studies from Dickinson College.