Ms Alexandra Gomes

Ms Alexandra Gomes

Research Officer

LSE Cities

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Key Expertise
Urban studies, Global cities, Public space, Strategic planning

About me

Alexandra Gomes is a Research Officer and responsible for coordinating LSE Cities’ spatial analysis across a range of projects. She is currently completing her PhD at UCL Bartlett School of Planning, where she is developing a multi-sensory approach to urban spatial analysis, while working as a teaching assistant at the Bartlett Planning UCL.

At LSE Cities she coordinated the Resource Urbanisms project, and supported other projects that include Shaping Cities in An Urban Age (book), Urban Age Africa newspaper, Yangon analytics, RAMSES (a project funded by the European Commission) and Urban Age Delhi.

Prior to joining LSE Cities she worked as a Research Assistant at The Bartlett School of Planning and Geography Departments at UCL. She holds an MSc (Res) in Sociology and Development Planning from ISCTE-IUL and an MEng in Urban Engineering from IST-UL (Portugal). In Portugal she also worked in spatial planning, sustainable transport mobility and spatial analysis at CESUR – Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisbon University.


  • 2018 - Research project grant (as Co-Principal Investigator). LSE Kuwait Academic Collaborations
  • 2015 - Research project grant (as Project Coordinator). LSE Kuwait Programme
  • 2015 - Bartlett Doctoral Initiative Fund. Bartlett Photography Network. UCL
  • 2015 - Bartlett Doctoral Initiative Fund. Sensory Environments Network. UCL



  • 2017 - Member of the LSE Cities wider team awarded the “Queen’s Anniversary Prizes for Higher and Further Education”
  • 2008 - Doctoral Grant. FCT/Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education of Portugal

Expertise Details

GIS; Spatial analysis; Data analysis; Data visualisation; Urban studies; Global cities; Public space; Strategic planning; Transport; Urban sustainability

My research