Eric Jensen is Associate Professor in Sociology. He 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 to festivals. Recent projects have also investigated the impacts of online public engagement with research and the role of digital technology in evaluating arts and culture experiences.
Current research projects include a three-year study of conservation education at ZSL London Zoo, a project researching the use of student volunteers within UK festivals that involve universities in public engagement and a mixed methods external evaluation studies of the Cambridge Science Festival and the Cambridge Festival of Ideas.
Email: E dot Jensen at warwick dot ac dot uk