Rob obtained a degree in Cognitive Science at the University of Westminster, followed by a PhD at the Psychology department of University College London. His research interests include face perception and social interaction. He has published on these topics in Science, Current Biology, Psychological Science, and other journals.
In 2007 he was awarded the BSA Joseph Lister prize for science communication. In 2012 he was awarded the RSE/Sir Thomas Makdougall Brisbane early career medal for Physical Sciences.
Rob Jenkins is a BPS Chartered Psychologist and a member of the RSE Young Academy of Scotland. In 2012 he was elected to the Global Young Academy.