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BEAM Lab

Welcome to the Body, Eyes and Movement (BEAM) Lab.

Welcome

Welcome

Welcome to the Body, Eyes and Movement (BEAM) Lab.The BEAM lab is jointly run by Drs Ellen Poliakoff and Emma Gowen, based in the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health. We research how our brains use sensory information such as vision and touch to create action and...

People

People

Current BEAM Lab members Ying Bai (PhD student) Dr Judith Bek ((Post Doctorate Research Associate) Leneh Buckle (PhD student) Martin Casussus (PhD student) Benjamin Hamblin-Pyke (PhD student) Elizabeth Le Luan (PhD student) Ketan Parmar (Optometrist and PhD student)...

Participate in our research

Participate in our research

If you would like to participate in our research please see the current studies below and contact the lab member involved.Alternatively, if you would like to be considered in future research studies please contact Ellen or Emma.Investigating optometric and orthoptic...

Work with us

Work with us

Please click on the following links to find out about job and PhD opportunities in the BEAM lab Work with Dr Emma Gowen and Dr Ellen Poliakoff Related...

November 2019 – MICRA seminar

November 2019 – MICRA seminar

On 12th November Jude and Ellen hosted a seminar arranged as part of the Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing (MICRA) series. The seminar, titled “Creative approaches to movement and quality of life in age-related conditions”, included talks from...

July 2019 – ResearchInTouch workshop

Ellen and Dan attended the first ResearchInTouch workshop at the University of Nottingham. This was a two-day meeting bringing together researchers from multiple disciplines who are interested in the somatosensory system. Ellen was a co-organiser of the event and...

June 2019 – Body Up Conference

Body Up was a one-day conference organised by colleagues at the University of Manchester exploring various topics relating to embodiment and social interaction. The BEAM lab was well represented with oral and poster presentations; you can read more about the event in...

June 2019 – Parkinson’s UK PPI event

June 2019 – Parkinson’s UK PPI event

Ellen, Jade and Mimi were invited to attend the Parkinson’s UK Research Roadshow in Kendal on 12th June. Over 75 people with Parkinson’s from across the North West and their friends and family attended. In the morning there was a series of talks updating the group on...

June 2019 – World Parkinson Congress

June 2019 – World Parkinson Congress

Ellen and Jude attended the World Parkinson Congress in Kyoto, Japan, from 4th to 7th June 2019. This international conference takes place every 3 years and provides a unique environment where researchers, clinicians, practitioners and people with Parkinson’s can...

June 2019 – Autism@Manchester fundin

Dan Poole and Emma Gowen have been awarded a Wellcome Trust institutional Translational Partnership Award (iTPA) Access to Expertise (A2E) grant for their project, "Developing a partnership between Autism@Manchester and GMMH NHS autism services", which will run from...

May 2019 – Dancing with your Brain

May 2019 – Dancing with your Brain

Dancing with your Brain took place at Z-arts in Manchester on 29th May as part of the nationwide Age of Creativity 2019 festival. The event followed on from the BEAM lab’s recent collaborative project on dance for Parkinson’s with English National Ballet and...