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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 postdoctoral researcher at Utrecht University, using agent-based modeling to study the transition to a sustainable food system. Her research interests include network analysis, social-ecological and social-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.


Katharina Luckner

Katharina splits her time between the Human Rights Nudge project at the University of Copenhagen, where she develops agent-based models of compliance with human rights judgements, and the Institute of Law and Economics at the University of Hamburg, where she pursues her PhD. Her research focuses on social movements, dissent, the relationship between civil society and international law, and establishing agent-based modeling as a method for legal research.


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