Dr. Yasaman Sarabi is a Post-Doctoral researcher at Centre for Networks and Enterprise (CNE), Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University.

Following her PhD studies at Center for Business Network Analysis (CBNA), University of Greenwich, London, she joined CNE in January 2018.

Yasaman’s main research interest lies in the application of Social Network Analysis (SNA) to business and corporate networks, especially in the environmental services sector. In Greenwich, Yasaman focused her PhD on ‘private participation in the water sector’ adopting Network Analysis and Econometric methods in her analysis of a global dataset compiled using official databases, to investigate collaborative ties among governments and private companies carrying out water-related projects.

In addition, Yasaman has been involved in research projects at CBNA on topics of ego-networks in educational setting, and use of Agent Based Modelling to investigate privacy and social media, and social unrest. She has started working on ongoing project at CNE focusing on women directors in UK FTSE100 companies.

Yasaman taught International Business-related courses at the International Business and Economics department of the University of Greenwich, and was also a lab instructor for R software at London School of Economics. She has instructed and co-instructed several workshops on Social Network Analysis in international conferences. She is also a fellow of Higher Education Academy.


2018 - PhD, University of Greenwich
2012 - MA, University of Greenwich
 2008 - BEng, University of Tehran, Iran

Research Networks/Publications

McGregor, H., Sarabi, Y. and Christopoulos, D. (2018) The Brokerage Profile of Director Interlocks: Comparing Women and Men Directors in the FTSE 100. In BAM 2018 Conference Proceedings.

Tubaro, P., Casilli, A.A. and Sarabi, Y. (2014) Against the Hypothesis of the End of Privacy: An Agent-Based Modelling Approach to Social Media. Springer Science & Business Media.

Conference contributions

Presentation at XXXVIII Sunbelt Conference (2018)
Presentation at British Academy of Management Conference (2018)

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