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For general enquiries about ESSA@work, including participating in workshops during ESSA conferences, hosting your own local ESSA@work workshop, or joining the organizing team, please contact us at You can also contact any of the current team members at their emails listed below.

Team (contacts)

Dino Carpentras

Dino is a current Marie Curie Fellow at the University of Limerick, Ireland working on agent-based models for vaccine hesitancy. Dino has published in high-impact factor journals (e.g. nature photonics), has secured almost 1 million dollars for his projects and published a worldwide patent.


Natalie Davis

Natalie is a final-year PhD student at Lancaster Environment Centre and the James Hutton Institute, studying heterogeneity and inequality in resource distribution networks. Her research interests include spatial network analysis, socio-ecological and socio-environmental systems modelling, and statistical analysis of agent-based model output. She was a participant in ESSA@work during Social Simulation Week 2020 before joining the organising team.


Silvia Leoni

Silvia is a Research Associate at the School of Business of the University of Leicester in the UK. Her research interests include labour economics, education, inequality and gender imbalances. Before joining the University of Leicester in October 2020, Silvia worked as a Postdoctoral researcher at the University of Macerata and Marche Polytechnic University, Italy.

Kavin Narasimhan

Kavin is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Research in Social Simulation at the University of Surrey, UK. She is currently leading the development of the WATERING (WATER user associations at the Interface of Nexus Governance) agent-based social simulation for the FutureDAMS project. Kavin has an undergraduate degree in Computer Science and Engineering and a PhD in Computer Science. She is an Associate Fellow of The Higher Education Academy (AFHEA) and enjoys teaching computer science and agent-based modelling courses.


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