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 lab hosts currently funded research projects by the ESRC, the Leverhulme Trust, the Rett Syndrome Research Trust, the UBEL DTP Partnership, the LISS DTP Partnership, and others.
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.
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 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.