Welcome to the University of Plymouth Babylab
The Babylab was opened in 2006 in the School of Psychology, and is one of its most vibrant and productive research labs.
Since its opening, the Babylab has attracted more than £1.5m in research grants, and has developed solid collaborations with Babylabs in prestigious universities, such as the University of Oxford and the University of Paris.
The Babylab is run primarily by students. Each year 3 to 4 placement students work as research assistants, supervised by our Babylab Manager Ms Anna Caunt, the Babylab Head, Professor Caroline Floccia, and her Associate Head Dr Rana Abu-Zhaya. These students organise the recruitment and visits of 600 families per year, and are trained in using state-of-the-art methods in developmental psychology (eye tracking, head turn and tests).
Each year, between 20 and 30 final year project students chose to do their project in the Babylab, together with postgraduate students (MSc and PhD). Regular Erasmus trainees join the Babylab to benefit from its excellent learning environment.