UCL Health of the Public


PEARL Tour with UCL Health of the Public

08 December 2021, 2:00 pm–4:00 pm


Join us at 2pm on Wednesday 8 December for an in-person tour of the new PEARL facility in Dagenham.

This event is free.

Event Information

Open to

UCL staff






Daisy Voake


PEARL (Person-Environment-Activity Research Laboratory, UCL)
Yew Tree Avenue
RM10 7FN
United Kingdom

This event is hosted by the UCL Health of the Public Equitable Mobilities and Health Community, led by Prof Nick Tyler and Prof Jenny Mindell. Please note: this event is for UCL staff only.

PEARL (Person-Environment-Activity Research Laboratory) is a unique facility to explore the ways in which people interact with their environment. It is a massive space – around 4,000m2 and 10m high – in which we can create life-sized environments – a railway station, high street, town square – under controlled conditions, so that we can examine how people interact with the environment and other people in these types of places.

Sign-up for this tour to explore PEARL’s innovative working environment. We will walk you through its malleable laboratory space where lighting, sound, smell and physical features can be controlled for real-scale testing with people. Find out what helps us to make this happen, with: our well-equipped workshop, to manufacture items for use in the experiments as well as innovative prototypes; our studio, where smaller items and models can be made; as well as our dedicated sound studio for the analysis and composition of spatialised soundscapes.

After the tour, there will be an opportunity for you to discuss your own ideas for transdisciplinary health-related projects involving PEARL. Please think about this before the event to make the most of the discussion time.


- 14:00 - Arrival at PEARL

- 14:05 -15:00 - Tour of PEARL facility

- 15:00 -15:20 - Presentations. Find out about completed, current, and planned transdisciplinary health-related projects involving PEARL.

15:20 - 15:50 - Discussion. Break into groups to discuss attendees’ ideas about how PEARL and working with others from different disciplines could improve bids.

15:50 - 15:55 - Summarise and next steps

- 15:55 - Close