Ms Alexandra Gomes

Ms Alexandra Gomes

Research Officer

LSE Cities

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Key Expertise
Urban studies, socio-spatial analysis, data analysis, global cities

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 is the Principal Investigator of the Public Space in Kuwait project, after coordinating the Resource Urbanisms project. She also supported investigations that include the Addis Ababa Urban Age Task Force Spatial Compendium, the Shaping Cities in An Urban Age (book), Urban Age Developing Urban Futures Addis Ababa, Yangon analytics, RAMSES (a project funded by the European Commission), Urban Age Governing Urban Futures Delhi and the New Climate Economy: Cities Research Programme.

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

Urban studies; Global cities; Socio-spatial analysis; GIS and mapping; Data analytics; City planning and design; Strategic planning; Urban mobility; Public space

My research