Studying the earliest years

At the University of Essex Babylab, we study how infants and children learn and develop.

Image of a babylab baby smilingWe create fun studies that help us discover:

If you are pregnant or have a baby or a child under 3 years old, and you are interested in taking part in our research please sign up.

You can view FAQs for more information about visiting Babylab. You can also give us a call on 07949 005 933, send us an email at babylab@essex.ac.uk, or send us a private message through our Facebook page.

We are very grateful for your support – without your participation we would not be able complete our projects and make new discoveries that help increase our understanding of cognitive and social development in the first few years of life.

We always welcome applications from keen students interested in working on infant and child development. See Meet the Team to learn more about us and check out join the team for more information about joining the Essex Babylab.

Follow us on Twitter or Facebook for regular updates about the Babylab and the latest research on child development. 

 

Coffee mornings

Saturday 17th September 2022 - Caring Dads: Navigating Fatherhood

Join us at the Wivenhoe Day Nursery for this coffee morning featuring Dr Pascal Vrticka (University of Essex) who will tell us about the many biological and brain changes that men undergo when they become fathers, and Nigel Clarke, founder of Dadvengers, will tell us about this amazing parenting network on a mission to support fatherhood.

Admission is free and all are welcome (including the small ones who may want to spend more time in the supervised play area).


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Take part in our research

We are always looking for parents interested in taking part in our studies with their babies! If you are pregnant, or have a baby or a child under 3 years old, and you are interested in taking part in our research, please sign-up today.

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Get in touch
Centre for Brain Science Square 1, Colchester Campus.
University of Essex, 
Telephone: 07949 005 933
Find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/essexbabylab