Rob Johnson

Founder and Director


I 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.