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 interdisciplinary 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 Senior Research Fellow
Centre for Decision Research
Leeds University Business School
Funded by the European Commission


research interests: crowd behaviour; evacuation research, computational modelling and simulation; emotional contagion; immersive technologies; laughter; positive psychology