- Start date: 1 March 2018
- End date: 3 July 2020
- Funder: Marie Curie
- Principal investigator: Dr Natalie van der Wal
- Co-investigators: Professor Wändi Bruine de Bruin; Dr Andrew Evans
The EU urgently seeks to improve emergency evacuation preparedness. EU public spaces are getting more crowded. Fires and terrorist attacks require emergency evacuation. Faster evacuation from public buildings during emergencies saves more lives.
Dr Natalie van der Wal is leading Project Evacuation, with the aim of improving speed and survival in emergency evacuations, through the combined insights from agent-based computer modeling, risk communication/decision research, and an advisory board of emergency responders.
EU Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship
This project is being funded by a 2-year EU Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship (ref: 748647), awarded to Dr Natalie van der Wal, to work with Professor Wandi Bruine de Bruin in the Centre for Decision Research, Leeds University Business School.