Corinna Elsenbroich

MSc PhD (London)

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Corinna is a senior lecturer in the Department of Sociology. She joined the Centre for Research in Social Simulation at the in August 2008 as a Research Fellow. Her academic background is in Philosophy (LSE, BSc MSc) and Computer Science (KCL,PhD), where her PhD Instinct for Detection developed a logic for abductive reasoning.

Corinna's research interests are in methods development, in particular methods for complexity social science and methodological and epistemological aspects of agent-based modelling and social simulation. She is further interested in understanding decision mechanisms, in particular collective decision-making, context dependency of decisions. 

She is a Co-I in the Centre for Evaluation of Complexity across the Nexus and was an NCRM Placement Fellow in 2018 with GO Science and the Cabinet Office. In the past Corinna has been PI on an AHRC Research Grant on collective reasoning in agent-based modelling, titled  Collective Reasoning as a Moral Point of ViewShe has applied collective decision making to the analysis to the weakening of the Mafia in Southern Italy within the GLODERS project and published a book Modelling Norms, co-authored with Nigel Gilbert, providing a systematic analysis of the contribution of agent-based modelling to the study of social norms and deviant behaviour. 

Corinna teaches the following modules: MSc Evaluation Research and Evidence Based Policy, MSc Criminological Theories, MSc Agent-based Modelling for the Social Scientist and MSc Complexity Social Science.