Research Facilities

The Department of Psychology is dedicated to supporting cutting-edge research and has a number of purpose-built laboratories, housing many pieces of technical equipment. The Department also provides appropriate training for students to access these advanced research methods.

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Eye-Tracking Labs

Eye trackerWe have three eye-tracking labs each with a EyeLink 1000 desktop eye-tracker. We also have a mobile eye-tracker (Tobii Glasses) to measure eye-gaze behaviour in a range of tasks.

BioPac Lab

BioPacIncludes our Biopac physiological measurement tools, to measure physiological indicators such as heart rate, sweat responses, and electromyography (EMG).


EEGOur EEG lab housing our state-of-the-art EEG equipment


nirsHouses our Near infra-red Spectroscopy (NIRS) equipment that measures blood flow and cerebral activity.


TMSHousing our Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) & Transcranial direct electrical current stimulation (tDCS).

Human Tissue Lab

HTA labA purpose-built laboratory that allows researchers to take human tissue samples in a controlled environment that is compliant with the Human Tissue Act (2004). The Department of Psychology undertakes ethically approved research involving human tissue and is coordinated by the Edge Hill University Human Tissue Act Committee.

Observation Lab

Observation labA custom-built observation lab, complete with observation booth and filming equipment to conduct research designed around human observation and behaviour

Simulation Lab

simulation labA purpose-built “bar lab”, designed to support our Substance Use and Misuse research work, to explore contextual influences on alcohol cognitions and behaviour

“Pain Lab”

pain labWe have recently invested in a DS8R Digitmer Consant Current Stimulator. This is used for nerve and muscle stimulation via electrical pulses, for controlled induction of pain

Virtual Reality (VR)

VRVR equipment

3D Printer

3D printerWe have recently invested in a 3D printer which supports us to produce artifacts to be used for research and creative learning activities

Psychology Computer Suites

IT suitesDedicated PC suites which have full network access, relevant software and technical facilities available for our students to use

Research Cubicles

Research cubicleQuiet cubicles which are bookable for staff and students to collect research data and conduct psychological tests

Study Rooms

study roomRooms for staff and students for study meetings or tutorials