Improving Evacuations to Save Lives

Welcome! I am dr. Natalie van der Wal, expert in Computer Science (agent-based modelling and simulation) and Psychology (cognitive and social psychology). I aim to improve evacuations with my interdisciplinary research, to ultimately save lives. I also aim to improve our understanding of human behaviour through computer simulations and support humans with technology. Find more info about my research, publications, academic activities, and downloads on this site. Besides an academic, I am also a yoga and dance teacher, see the ‘yoga/dance’ page.

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


research interests: socio-technical systems; crowd behaviour; evacuation; group decision-making; computational modelling and simulation; emotional influence; laughter; positive psychology; health and well-being interventions