About our psychology labs


We use a range of equipped psychology labs to help us with our research, testing and observations. Find out more about our facilities.

The psychology department labs can be found on the first floor of Dreadnought building. We have labs for a variety of different purposes.

General purpose

We have three general-purpose Psychology labs. Two are set up with high end Virtual Reality gaming machines specifically designed to track eye movement - the first of its kind in the University. We also have a set of Nintendo Wii consoles for use with gaming and social inclusion research.

The third lab is set up with our static eye tracking equipment for use with facial recognition and any research that requires visual stimuli via a large screen.

Psychology Lab DemonstrationMonitoring

We have two psycho-physiology labs that are equipped with a range of monitoring equipment. This includes:

  • high-to-low precision EEG (Electroencephalogram) equipment
  • bio feedback recording equipment, which covers heart rate, blood pressure, pulse, temperature, skin response)
  • a state-of-the-art Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) device.


We have a Motion and Gait lab, dedicated to research, with a Force Platform for balance and walking gait analysis.


Our Observation Lab and Observation Office is equipped with a full high definition recording suite.

The room is fitted with a two-way mirror for non-recorded observations and also has three HD remote operated cameras with the option to add further cameras and sound recording equipment both in the room and within the Observation Office.

The recording suite is fully controllable and can be edited on the fly or can be downloaded and edited later.


The Social and Developmental lab is a quiet room away from the other labs for use with children's developmental research.

It is currently being equipped with child-friendly furnishing to make it a more welcoming environment for children.

It is also fitted with HD recording equipment that is controlled remotely via the Observation Office.

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