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Behavioural Research Lab

A purpose-built facility designed for researchers examining behaviour in organisations.

LSE is a world-leading hub for behavioural science research.

LAB CLOSURE: Due to modernisation work in the BRL the facilities will be closed between June and September 2019.


For alternative research spaces please get in touch with the BRL manager:

We aim to facilitate world class behavioural research by providing state-of-the-art facilities in the centre of London and by promoting the development of a vibrant research community. The Behavioural Research Lab is managed by the LSE Department of Management and is open to researchers from across LSE.

NEW: We also consider applications from external researchers and collaborative projects with external organisations.
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Economic and Social Research Council’s Impact Awards 2018

Cutting Edge Research at the Behavioural Research Lab

Brett Heasman, a PhD student at LSE’s Psychological and Behavioural Science Department, was awarded the Economic and Social Research Council’s (ESRC) Future Promise prize last week at an awards ceremony acknowledging researchers from a range of disciplines whose work has had a meaningful impact on society or the economy. The Future Promise prize is intended to recognise applicants whose research shows great promise and future potential for impact on society, in Brett’s case around insights into autistic people’s perspectives. In collaboration with LSE’s Behavioural Research Lab, Brett’s research has helped to challenge public perceptions of autism and to facilitate understanding between people with autism and their families. Professor Jennifer Rubin, Executive Chair of the ESRC commented: “The calibre of the candidates was very high, and the panel agreed to award this prize to Mr Heasman for the originality of his work and clear transformative potential.”

For more information please visit the UK Research and Innovation website. 

BRL Junior Week 2018

Behavioural Research Junior Week 2018 

During the the week 21 - 25 of May the BRL once again opened it's doors to children to show what "behavioural research" looks like. This time we had an EEG headset which illustrated ongoing brain activity when making certain decisions.

This effort was successfully lead by Dr Heather Kappes and involved over 200 pupils. Furthermore, this event also provided current LSE MSc students with the opportunity to gain practical experience.


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Behavioural Research IManagement (BRIM) 2017

Over the 2017 Summer term, we hosted our very first Behavioural Research In Management summit for lab managers and staff conducting business research.

The main aims of this event were to provide a forum to share practical experiences and transfer best practices in behavioural research, as well as promote ideas for innovation in technology and experimental design, and build community for those managing research studies across applied disciplines including behavioural and experimental economics, marketing, organisational behaviour, strategy, and management sciences.

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LSE Behavioural Research Lab, Lower Ground Floor, Clement House, 99-101 Aldwych, London WC2B 4JF