Alexandra Gomes is a Research Fellow and responsible for coordinating LSE Cities’ spatial analysis across a range of projects. She is also a Tutor at UCL Bartlett School of Planning and a Guest Teacher at the LSE MSc City Design and Social Science. She was awarded the UCL Provost Education Award 2021.
Alexandra has strong interdisciplinary skills and is interested in connecting the different dimensions of urbanisation. She focuses her work on socio-spatial comparative analysis, urban policy, urban inequalities, urban health, sustainable mobility, public space, urban sensescapes analysis, and visual communication. She has vast experience leading and coordinating research across different scales of analysis and within different geographies, from Europe to the Middle East, Asia and Africa.
Alexandra has a PhD in Planning Studies from the Bartlett School of Planning UCL. Her dissertation develops a multi-sensory framework to the analysis of urban public space.
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.