The SEBE Lab has been set up by pioneers of Subjective Evidence-Based Ethnography (SEBE), and is based in over twenty years experience in the technique.

The Subjective Evidence-Based Ethnography methodology proposes innovative tools and ways for recording and studying human activity in context. It is principally applied in order to observe, collect, and analyse real situations and activities, straight from the perspective of people who experience them, either in private or professional contexts. It has already been applied in a range of different contexts, domains, and organisations, for different purposes. Please take a look at the list of our projects, the researchers who implement them, and the publications that provide details.

If you are interested in collaborating or contributing in any ways to our group, feel free to contact us – we are always happy to receive feedback and communicate with others about what we do.

About SEBE

SEBE (Subjective Evidence-Based Ethnography) is a powerful field investigation method to record human activity in real situations. It uses body-worn video and a specific interview technique that enables deep and accurate introspection. It is for current psychology – and social science in general – as revolutionary as the microscope once was for biology. The SEBE Lab has been set up by the people who pioneered the method.

For more detail and examples, see the First Person Perspective Digital Ethnography seminars, part of the ESRC seminar series, held at the LSE in 2013.

Lab Members

The SEBE Lab is an international group of scientists hosted by the London School of Economics and Political Science and its Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science. It aims to gather open-minded and collaborative researchers of all levels (Professors, senior scientists, post-docs, PhD and MSc students) who are interested in the learning, and contributing to the development and application, of the Subjective Evidence-Based Ethnography (SEBE) methodology.

The SEBE Lab hosts a bi-monthly seminar in order to enable researchers to share and discuss their research. The motto of the SEBE enthusiasts is to do some real world research in order to contribute to actual societal and industrial issues and debates.

The current members of the SEBE Lab are:


The SEBE Lab members have been, and continue to be, involved in a number of projects. These include:


Members of the SEBE Lab have written an extensive list of papers, both individually and in collaboration with each other and others. These highlight the potential roles for SEBE, its philosophy and methodology, and outcomes from its usage in research. They are detailed in the links below.

Other Studies

Members of other organisations and institutions have used SEBE techniques as part of their own surveys and research. Details of these are provided in the links below.


Here are the details of events hosted by the SEBE Lab, providing the opportunity to see what you might have missed in the past, and to join us at events that are coming up.

Contact Us

We welcome enquiries from anyone who is interested in our work.

You may represent a company or organisation who believes our methodology can help you learn more about how to improve your working practices and training. If so, click here.

You may be an established researcher who wishes to collaborate with us, contribute to the Lab in some way, believes our method can enhance your work or that your work can enhance our approach. If so, click here.

You may be a post-doc researcher, or prospective student at PhD or Master’s level, thinking about applying to the LSE Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science, and wishing to use SEBE methodology in your work. If so, click here.

You may be interested in participating in the research. If so, click here.

You may have some technical skill, or product that you believe will enhance our research methods. If so, click here.

Or you may just have a general enquiry. If so, contact us at, or write to:

c/o Prof. S. Lahlou
Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science
London School of Economics and Political Science
Houghton Street
United Kingdom