Facilities

Housed in a beautiful location on the banks of the Menai Strait, the School provides excellent teaching and research facilities with extensive laboratories.

Watch our Labs and Facilities video for a taste of what we have to offer.

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Biochemistry Lab
Biochemistry Lab
Cell Biology Lab
Cell Biology Lab
Psychomotor Experimental Room
Psychomotor Experimental Room
Teaching Lab
Teaching Lab
Exercise Lab
Exercise Lab
Main Physiology Research Lab
Main Physiology Research Lab
Live-in Lab
Live-in Lab
Exercise Testing Lab and Isokinetic Dynamometer
Exercise Testing Lab and Isokinetic Dynamometer
Exercise Testing Lab and Ultrasound
Exercise Testing Lab and Ultrasound
Dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) Scanner
Dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) Scanner
Treadmill
Treadmill
Bike Hypoxia
Bike Hypoxia
Vicon Suite
Vicon Suite
Physiology Research Lab and the Hypoxia Chamber
Physiology Research Lab and the Hypoxia Chamber

Details of our facilities and equipment:

NEW for 2016/17 - Physical Activity for Health and Wellbeing Centre (Canolfan PAWB Centre):

  • Teaching Lab - a large new teaching lab allowing for more hands-on testing by students;
  • Two exercise physiology testing and rehabilitation research laboratories.

Other Facilities:

  • Two research physiology labs including:

    • an environmental chamber - to measure reactions when a body undergoes extreme conditions.  Temperature can be varied up to 40º and down to -20º, plus 5-95% variations in humidity at temperatures above 10º; 

    • an altitude/hypoxia chamber – allows manipulation of the environment from 21% oxygen (0 m/sea level) to 7% oxygen (8,000 m).  It controls temperature and humidity accurate to 0.1oC and 1%, respectively.  The School also has two portable units with a tent system to allow 'at home' altitude training, sleeping and acclimatisation.

  • Cardiovascular and psychophysiology testing laboratories;

  • Psychology testing labs for computer-based testing of psychological processes and a social psychology/live-in laboratory;

  • Psychomotor experimental rooms and 3D motion analysis laboratory - equipped with a 12 camera passive marker system to video for analysis of whole body movement, and an active marker system to allow for the videoing and analysis of smaller, part body movements;

  • Biochemistry and cell biology laboratories;

  • a water immersion laboratory;

  • a dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) scanner - to provide measurements of tissue composition and seen as the gold standard for measuring body composition. 

Also on site are library facilities, computing rooms, 'The Bistro' snack bar and sports centre.