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BEAM Lab

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

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...

April 2019- Experimental Psychology Society (EPS)

April 2019- Experimental Psychology Society (EPS)

On 10th-12th April the latest EPS meeting was hosted at The University of Manchester. A particular highlight from the meeting was a symposium on characterising motor imagery organised by Ellen, which brought together some of the most influential researchers in the...

March 2019 – Psychology of prosthetics

March 2019 – Psychology of prosthetics

Ellen and Lizzi Lewis presented at an Experimental Psychology Society funded research workshop, “The Psychology of upper limb prosthetic use". The multidisciplinary workshop included keynote talks from Dr Tamar Makin (University College London) and Dr Raoul Bongers...

January – March 2019 – Reproducible science

Jade attended the Advanced Methods for Reproducible Science workshop at Great Windsor Park in January, and following this she wrote an article about the workshop and open science from the perspective of an early career researcher, which has been published on the...