Our team

The team at Research Consulting come from a variety of backgrounds, allowing us to offer a broad spectrum of services to our clients.
In addition, we have a wide network of associates who can contribute specialist expertise when required. For more information on our team, see the profiles below.

Rob JohnsonI lead our work in the areas of research management and open science, and ensure that all our projects are undertaken to the highest professional standards. I am committed to helping research organisations increase their effectiveness and impact, and to making the knowledge arising from research as open as possible.

I began my career in the Education practice at KPMG, working with clients in higher education and industry in both the UK and New Zealand. I then spent a number of years at the University of Nottingham as Head of Research Operations, before founding Research Consulting in 2013. Since then I have led projects for more than 80 clients across government, academia and the private and not-for-profit sectors. I am a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, a member of the leadership group for the Open Scholarship Initiative, and serve as an independent reviewer and evaluator for the European Commission.

To find out more about my past experience, please look me up on LinkedIn, or check out some of our projects and testimonials. If you’d like to know more about what we have to offer please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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Contact Rob at rob.johnson@research-consulting.com

Dan KingI lead our work in research development, partnership and knowledge exchange. Having held senior positions at the University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University, I have experience in all aspects of research, research management and strategy development, research business development and knowledge exchange. Place, partnership and business engagement are particular areas of expertise.

Prior to joining Research Consulting, I was Director of Partnerships, Local Engagement and Commercial Services at Nottingham Trent University, establishing a new team supporting partnerships with business and other employers. Between 2001 and 2017, I held a number of roles at the University of Nottingham where I led teams supporting research, knowledge exchange and strategy across the University. Roles included Acting Director for Research Enterprise and Graduate Services and Head of Business and Local Partnerships.

I am passionate about the role research and universities have in developing places and have been working closely with civic and economic development partners. This includes roles as Director of the University of Nottingham Innovation Park management company, advisory input into the local governance committees for the 2007-2014 ERDF programme and 2014-2020 ESIF programmes and management of business grant schemes.

To find out more, please look me up on LinkedIn, or check out some of our projects and testimonials. If you’d like to know more about what we have to offer please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Contact Dan at dan.king@research-consulting.com