Robin Brooker

Assistant Lecturer
Department of Sociology
Postgraduate Research Student
Department of Sociology
 Robin Brooker


Ask me about
  • Research integrity
  • Meta-research
  • Reproducibility
  • Cooperative Behaviour
  • Survey Methods
  • Data analysis
  • R


A quantitative sociologist researching in the field of meta-research (that is, the study of research itself). Specifically, investigating the relationship between research culture, scientific norms, and research integrity, using secondary quantitative data analysis, survey methodologies and experimental designs. Prior to commencing a PhD at the University of Essex, I obtained an MSc in Social Cognition from University College London, and a BA in Sociology from the University of Essex. I've held several academic support roles in the higher education sector, and currently teach research methods and quantitative sociology as Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Sociology. I've also worked for Sense about Science, a charity advocating for the public interest in sound science, and have recently undertaken a research visit at the Meta-Research Innovation Centre at Stanford University. Outside of academia, I am a freelance videographer and spent time on the water.


  • MSc Social Cognition University College London (2019)

  • BA Sociology University of Essex (2016)

Research and professional activities


An investigation into the relationship between research culture and researching integrity.

Supervisor: Nick Allum , Laurie James-Hawkins

Research interests

Research Integrity

Intra- and inter-group cooperation

Quantitative Sociology



Colchester Campus

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