Mobile Research Unit (MRU)

Our Mobile Research Unit enables researchers to come to you.

The all-electric MRU is used by members of the Perception, Cognition and Neuroscience research group to bring science to the community.

This state-of-the-art laboratory has a soundproofed interior and its own battery power supply, enabling a wide range of laboratory equipment (e.g., EyeLink Portable Duo eye-tracker, EEG, tDCS) to be used independently at schools, colleges, MoD sites, science events, prisons, hospitals, etc.

The MRU improves opportunities for researchers (both staff and students) within Psychology at UCLan to test remote and/or special participant populations and increases public accessibility to our scientific work. 

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Lab members

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Dr Sara Milledge
Lecturer in Psychology
School of Psychology and Humanities

Sara is a Lecturer in Psychology with research interests that lie in the field of cognitive psychology. In particular, the insight examining eye movements during reading can give into typical and atypical literacy development in children. She also has a wider interest in children…

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Dr Valerie Benson
Reader in Visual Cognition
School of Psychology and Humanities

Valerie's research investigates how patterns of eye movements can reveal online cognitive processing differences for a range of tasks and with a range of populations. The aim is to show how processing differences might contribute to the observed behavioural characteristics of aty…

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Our Mobile Research Unit team.
Our Mobile Research Unit team.

Detailed information

Kit list

  • EyeLink Portable Duo
  • Electroencephalogram (EEG)
  • Transcranial Direct-Current Stimulation (tDCS)


Access via appointment with Dr Sara Milledge


Full training and costings are required to use this facility and the associated experimental equipment.

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