CEO and Research Director
Dr. Eric A. Jensen is a social scientist with a PhD from the University of Cambridge in sociology. He is part-time professor at the University of Warwick where he teaches on public engagement with science, audience research and survey research methodology. He is also visiting Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Psychological Research of Sigmund Freud University and a Civic Science Fellow at the NCSA, University of Illinois.
Dr. Jensen has been working in science communication, public engagement with science research and practice for over 20 years. He has delivered hundreds of training workshops on evaluation methods and evidence-based science communication, as well as leading and consulting on projects large and small on public engagement with research, impact evaluation, socially responsible research, and environmental communication. Dr Jensen also serves as an Independent Ethics Mentor for European Commission-funded projects, reviewing data management and ethics planning. He has extensive experience in ethical approval processes in higher education.
Furthermore, he has an extensive publication profile featuring more than 40 articles in peer-reviewed journals, six books by publishers such as Cambridge University Press and SAGE, with a further 16 chapters in edited volumes with publishers such as Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, Springer and Palgrave. Dr. Jensen is the author of Doing Real Research: A Practical Guide to Social Research (SAGE) and Science Communication: An Introduction.
Finally, Dr. Jensen is a world-leading evaluation expert with extensive expertise from the delivery of 100+ research projects that involve leadership responsibilities for research and survey design, data collection methods, and reporting for non-expert stakeholders. He has worked as an evaluation trainer, advisor and consultant with many public engagement institutions globally, such as UNESCO, Science Foundation Ireland, Science Gallery Dublin, the European Space Agency, CERN, Arts Council England, the National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement, Association of Science & Technology Centers, and the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums.