Anna Pearl Johnson

Research Consultant – London Office

Anna Pearl Johnson is a Research Consultant in the London Office of Rocket Science. Previously, she worked with the Reach Alliance conducting qualitative fieldwork on the effects of life in English temporary accommodation on the health and wellbeing of children under-5, looking specifically at play as an indicator of development. This experience, uplifting the expertise of vulnerable communities, coupled with curiosity and passion for problem-solving, drives Anna’s interest in research. 

With a background spanning policy, economic development and communications, Anna is skilled in translating complex research findings into actionable insights. Her interest areas are varied, including placemaking and the built environment, the health and wellbeing of children and young people, and the arts as a tool for social change. 

MPA (Distinction) Innovation, Public Policy and Public Value, University College London

BA (Hons) Planning, Public Policy and Management, minor in Creative Writing, University of Oregon

Specialist Areas

  • Children and Housing
  • Arts and Cultural Policy
  • Strategic Planning and Urban Design
  • Mixed methodological approaches and analysis
  • Policy design and delivery


  • West Yorkshire Combined Authority VRU – Assessment of On-line Harms
  • Battersea Alliance – Social Return On Investment 
  • Leicestershire VRU – Assessment of Domestic Abuse Perpetrator Programmes
  • NHS Midlothian – Income Maximisation Evaluation

Little Weaknesses

  • Dressing as if it’s perpetually early October (believing Autumn is a state of mind)
  • Cheese
  • Watching well-crafted West End revivals multiple times (Bonnie & Clyde, Oklahoma, Vanya… I could go on…)