Meet the Team

The team at Research Consulting, our expertise and experience.

Andrea Chiarelli

Principal Consultant

Andrea is an experienced consultant focusing on scholarly communication, open science and university management. He holds an Engineering PhD and an MBA and is a Chartered Manager.

Ellie Cox

Ellie Cox

Senior Associate Consultant

Ellie is an experienced Researcher who started at Research Consulting as an intern and is now a full time member of the team. Ellie holds a MA from the University of Nottingham.

Rob Johnson

Founder and Managing Director

Rob is a leading expert on research policy, management and scholarly communication. A Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, he has an MSc in Higher Education Management from Loughborough University.

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Dan King


Dan is a research and knowledge exchange specialist with over 25 years’ experience in the sector including strategy, development, partnerships and funding. He has a PhD from the University of Nottingham.

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Lucia Loffreda


Lucia works on a variety of projects across the scholarly communication, open science, and international development landscapes. She is PRINCE2 certified and holds a BA in International Relations from the University of Nottingham.

Elle Malcolmson


Elle is a skilled Analyst with over 6 years’ experience working in the higher education sector, focusing on scholarly communication and impact. She holds a PGDE from Nottingham Trent University.

Frances Palmer

Frances Palmer

Associate Consultant

Frances is a researcher and data analyst gaining experience within the higher education sector and has worked on a variety of projects. She holds a MRes in Psychological Research Methods from Nottingham Trent University.

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Diane Revill

Office Manager

Diane has over 20 years’ experience in administration and supporting the business function of small and medium organisations. She has also worked in the public sector assisting with people management.

Angharad Roberts | Research Consulting Ltd.

Angharad Roberts

Senior Analyst

Angharad has 20 years’ experience in academic administration and librarianship and specialises in research strategy, management, policy and funding. She holds a PhD in Information Studies from the University of Sheffield.

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Sophie Tinley

Financial Controller

Sophie is an accomplished finance and business professional with over 25 years of experience running her own business or operating in a senior commercial finance role within a corporate environment

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