Speaker Profile

Dr. Eric Jensen
Expert in

Research Methods

Impact Evaluation

Survey Design

Qualitative Methods

Quantitative Methods


United Kingdom

Dr. Eric Jensen

Prof. Eric Jensen is a globally-recognized expert in evaluation, research impact and science communication.


Dr Eric A. Jensen is a social scientist with a PhD from the University of Cambridge in sociology. Author of Doing Real Research: A Practical Guide to Social Research (SAGE), Dr Jensen brings extensive methodological expertise in quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods social research and evaluation. Jensen has been working in science communication research and practice since 2001, beginning with a National Science Foundation-funded project on International Ethics and Equity Issues Relating to Biotechnology. Jensen 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. Jensen’s latest book is Science Communication: An introduction. He is The Brinson Foundation Civic Science Fellow at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, part-time Associate Professor at the University of Warwick and a senior monitoring and evaluation consultant at UNESCO.