University of Warwick


Dr Eric Jensen has two main research specialisms: Public engagement, and media. He also contributes to the development of impact evaluation methodology and social change theory. His research on the impacts of public engagement cuts across a wide range of settings, from zoos to conservation training programmes to museums (e.g. Natural History Museum, University of Cambridge Museums) to festivals (e.g. Cambridge Science Festival and the Cheltenham Festivals).


Recent projects have also investigated the impacts of online public engagement with research (e.g. the JISC-funded PERO Project), the role of digital technology in evaluating arts and culture experiences (NESTA and AHRC-funded ‘Qualia’ project), and a Sciencewise project: The Role of Social Media in Public Dialogue and Policy. He is also participating in CUSP (Center for Urban Science and Progress), based at New York University.

His research on science in the media has included a detailed investigation of coverage of the issue of therapeutic cloning in the US and UK (his book on this topic, published by Ashgate, can be found HERE).