Research Consulting are a mission-driven business working to improve the effectiveness and impact of research and scholarly communication. Finding common ground between academia, government and the private and third sectors lies at the heart of what we do. Founded in 2013, Research Consulting comprises a team of two Directors, three Consultants and two Researchers.

Our work with universities is focused on our specialist knowledge and expertise in the higher education (HE) sector and allows us to act as trusted advisors to universities. Our most frequent HE clients include research and innovation offices, libraries and PVCs for R&I.

Having worked with over 40 UK-based universities and sector organisations (PraxisAuril, ARMA, Universities UK) as well as several international institutions, we have direct experience of research and KE management in universities and significant consultancy experience, having delivered over 150 consultancy projects.

We specialise in the following services for the HE sector:

  • performance benchmarking and comparison
  • strategy development
  • management reviews and structure
  • knowledge exchange: funding, performance, and delivery
  • bids and major project support
  • training and staff development
  • reviews of operational support for research
  • survey or focus group informed analysis of stakeholder views (academic, researcher and external)

Our previous clients have included the University of Oxford, University of Warwick, Nottingham Trent University, De Montfort University, University of Sussex, Northumbria University, University of Manchester, City, University of London, and the University of Nottingham.

Legal status Limited company

VAT registered Yes




Phone +44 (0)115 896 7567