About the Department

The Department of Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour is a newly formed department bringing together expertise in the areas of Neuroscience, Psychology, Animal Behaviour and Ophthalmology. It currently comprises some 50 academic staff (including associated NHS-funded units in Clinical Psychology and Child Psychiatry) with strong professional services support. It teaches over 1,000 students across a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in both the School of Psychology and School of Biological Sciences. Within the department we also have a strong teaching based community across both Psychology and Biological Sciences who form our Education Learning Forum (ELF.)
There is also a large and thriving community of over 100 postgraduate research students.

The Department is presently accommodated in the new George Davies Centre, the adjacent Maurice Shock Building and Adrian building.   Members of the Department benefit from the recently built Preclinical Research Facility (PRF) in which the University invested £16 million to support all animal-based research with the University.  The PRF has state-of-the-art transgenic, small animal imaging, containment and behavioural facilities. 

Within the Department a full range of laboratories include in vivo neurochemistry and electrophysiology laboratories; electron microscopy facility; confocal light microscope facility; behavioural testing facilities; dedicated EEG and eye-tracking laboratories; a virtual reality laboratory; and a judgement and decision laboratory and there are laboratories dedicated to studies of human memory, attention and visual neuroscience.  Staff also have access to laboratory facilities elsewhere in the College and to the Clinical sciences and Education Libraries such as the Protein and Nucleic Acid Chemistry laboratory.

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Department of Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
University of Leicester
University Road

T: +44 (0)116 252 2922
E: npbenquiries@le.ac.uk


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