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The Ageing Lab

Exploring interventions to improve the health and wellbeing of older people


All cognitive and psychological assessments are conducted in our testing labs at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh. If you are one of our participants, you will receive full details about how to find us when your appointment is made.

The activity classes in our studies are held at various locations in Edinburgh and the Lothians. Details are sent to participants about where and when your classes will be held.

If you want more details about taking part in our research, you can contact us here.

The Ageing Lab is within the Department of PsychologySchool of Social Sciencesat Heriot-Watt University. Research in Psychology is grouped by three main themes: Cognition, Brain and Behaviour; Lifespan Health and Wellbeing; and Work, Society and Environment.

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