Dr. Eric Jensen

Professor 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 has led courses on public engagement with science, science policy, audience research and social research methods (including surveys and statistics). He is also a doctoral research supervisor for the University of Oxford. As a visiting research scientist at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois, Jensen works on a Sloan Foundation-funded project on research software policy.


Prof. Jensen has 20+ years of research and practice experience in social research, evaluation, public and policy engagement and science communication. 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. Prof. 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, Jensen has an extensive publication profile featuring 200+ articles (with 3000+ citations) in peer-reviewed journals such as PLOS ONE, Public Understanding of Science, PNAS and Nature, books by publishers such as Cambridge University Press and SAGE, chapters in edited volumes with publishers such as Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, Springer and Palgrave and reports for organizations such as UNESCO and the European Space Agency.

Finally, Prof. 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.