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UEL BabyDevLab

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Welcome to the UEL BabyDevLab!

In the UEL BabyDevLab we host a range of projects looking at all aspects of children's early development and learning.

The children in our catchment area come from some of the most socioeconomically and demographically diverse areas in the UK, and a major focus of our research is looking at how children's early home environment influences their concentration, learning, and emotion regulation. Our research uses a variety of innovative techniques including dual parent-child EEG, miniaturised microphones, cameras and stress monitors that can be worn by babies and parents in the home, and computerised concentration training exercises for infants.

The lab hosts currently funded research projects by the European Research Council, Horizon 2020, the Economic and Social Research Council, the Leverhulme Trust, the Rett Syndrome Research Trust, the UBEL DTP Partnership and the LISS DTP Partnership. We also host collaborations with other institutions both within the UK (including the IoPPN at King’s College London, the Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development at Birkbeck, Cambridge University and Queen’s University Belfast) and abroad, including Vienna University, Tampere University, Ben-Gurion University, Tel Aviv, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, and University of Alberta, Canada.

To find out more about the lab visit our Facebook pageTwitter feed or Instagram account - or follow the links to other pages on our website.

  • £2.3 million

    raised in external research funding since 2016

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Email: or via the UEL BabyDev lab pages on Facebook or Twitter.

 Baby Lab team