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.
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.
Contact Rob at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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At Research Consulting, I have managed projects that informed the development of tools to aid compliance with the open access policy for a post-2014 Research Excellence Framework, as well as studies looking at knowledge exchange and research commercialisation both within and across HEIs. I worked with Rob on a range of projects that looked at measuring the impact of research and informed research management strategies and practices at various universities.
Alongside my work at Research Consulting, I run a start-up that has built software to rate, share and discover high-quality personalised content online (www.yoop.io).
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Having studied and researched in Italy, the United States, and the United Kingdom, I am familiar with different research environments. My background allows me to deal confidently with the technical and technological aspects of our consultancy work. In addition, I am an experienced programmer and I am in charge of making our internal management system more automated and efficient.
At Research Consulting, my areas of focus are Research Data Management practices, Open Access and Knowledge Exchange. I have been working for UK institutions and charities, looking at the management of research outputs along with their dissemination and use/re-use in a wide range of sectors, ranging from STEM disciplines to humanities.
I am a member of the Research Data Alliance and of the Social Research Association.
Since May 2016, as a consultant, I have been assisting Research Consulting with their in house finance and administrative work and officially became their part time Office Manager in September 2016. In July 2017, I left self-employment behind and became the part time Financial Controller at Research Consulting.
I bring experience of preparing, reviewing and monitoring financial forecasts including sensitivity analysis and modelling for research projects, individual schools and business units and most recently for a significant 3 year transformational project within the university.
The most recent work I have conducted at the University of Nottingham involved me taking sole responsibility for and producing reports and calculations in relation to the benefits realisation (both qualitative and quantitative) and return on investment for a large transformational project.
Siobhan’s various held positions include office supervisor, senior government caseworker, Parliamentary officer and legal advisor. Siobhan is also a published researcher and utilises her wide range of administrative skills to successfully work with people at all levels, within many industries.
Siobhan is also a trained paralegal, utilising her legal and policy experience gained whilst working within central government, and is an affiliated member of the National Association of Licensed Paralegals.
I now work with clients across a number of sectors, including marketing and communications for higher education, professional research organisations, new technologies companies, museum support services, learning and development companies and business support providers. Some of my recent clients include The University of Nottingham, Knowledge Transfer Partnerships, Innovate UK, Smart Learning, Jisc, PraxisUnico and Lakeside Arts Centre.
You can learn more about my work on: http://gillwilliamson.co.uk/
A researcher since 1997, I have worked for local authorities, an independent educational research organisation, a Russell Group university and on a freelance basis. My first degree is in Social Policy, and I hold an MSc in Research Methods and a PhD from the University of Nottingham’s School of Education. My research experience and expertise cover both quantitative (e.g. surveys) and qualitative (e.g. interviews, focus groups, text analyses) research and I have worked for a wide range of clients including universities, schools, health services, charities and community groups.
I have particular expertise in monitoring and evaluating satisfaction among stakeholder groups, and have previously developed and managed stakeholder surveys for a number of university professional services.
My experience includes working alongside institutional research IT and data management specialists with national and international partners including the Research Data Alliance, the Digital Curation Centre and the UK Data Service. From April 2018, I will be taking up the role of Platform Coordinator for Compute at ELIXIR in Cambridge.
I am also the Director of Research and Educational Data (RED) Informatics Ltd, which provides consultancy and managed services including for the BRISSKit biomedical research software platform. In the context of this work, I contributed to and authored white papers and advice for the UK Government’s Open Research Data Forum, the Institute of Physics, Institution of Engineering & Technology, University of Leicester and Cerner Ltd. I also provided active research data management solutions for UCLH and Royal Derby NHS Trusts.
I am the Chair of the OWLS Academy Trust and Editor-in-Chief of Open Health Data journal (Ubiquity Press).
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