Ben Johnson

Associate Director, Insight and Engagement

Ben Johnson

Ben Johnson

Ben Johnson leads the insight and engagement team at Research England. Playing a key role in shaping and supporting Research England’s distinctive mission, this new team is responsible for institutional engagement, communications, stakeholder engagement, sector insight and evidence, and international work.

About Ben

Prior to taking on this new role, Ben spent nine years in varied roles at the Higher Education Funding Council for England, including leading policy work on open science, research metrics, technical infrastructure and research sector efficiency. Between 2016 and 2018, Ben was seconded to the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to lead the work to establish Research England. He holds a first class degree in music from the University of Southampton.