Improving Evacuations to Save Lives

Welcome! I am dr. Natalie van der Wal, specialised in Behavioural Informatics and Psychology. I aim to improve evacuations with my research, to ultimately save lives. Find more info about my research on the ‘research’ page. You can also find my publications, academic activities, downloads, research blog and news on this site. Besides being an academic, I am a yoga teacher. For more info, see the ‘yoga’ page.

dr. Natalie van der Wal
Marie Sklodowska-Curie Research Fellow
Centre for Decision Research
Leeds University Business School
Funded by the European Commission


research keywords: crowd models; evacuation simulation; emotional contagion; behavioural informatics; laughter; positive psychology