Anna Carolina Correa Pereira

Anna Carolina Correa Pereira


I have graduated in Business Management, and I started studying airports during a short course of Logistics and Transport Systems, and continued to study on my master’s degree in Transport Planning, in Brazil. My dissertation title was “An analysis of the passengers’ preference regarding the mode of transport to access the Belo Horizonte International Airport, in Brazil”. I work as a teacher in the Transport Planning vocational course at the Federal Centre for Technological Education of Minas Gerais – CEFET-MG, Brazil, since January, 2013.

Key Research Interests

Airport-driven development (Airport city and Aerotropolis); Visioning; Policy Transfer; Sustainable mobility

Employment History

2013-present, Government Employee, Exclusive Dedication, Transportation Engineering Department, Federal Centre for Technological Education of Minas Gerais (CEFET-MG)

2011-2013, Research and Development, Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG)

2010-2013, Project participation activities, UFMG

Professional Engagements (Research groups)

Institute for Transport Studies (ITS): Spatial Modelling and Dynamics

Federal Centre for Technological Education of Minas Gerais (CEFET-MG): Research Group on Transport and Urban logistics (TransLog City), Urban Mobility Planning (PlanMUrb),  Simulation, GIS and Transport Systems

Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG): Management Studies and Accounting (NEGEC)

Research Projects and Experience

Air cargo potential Market at the International Airport of Belo Horizonte, funded by Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de Minas Gerais (FAPEMIG) and CEFET-MG, 2015-2016. Researcher.

Sustainable movements: bicycle use as transportation mode between campuses of the Federal Center for Technological Education of Minas Gerais, funded by FAPEMIG and CEFET-MG, 2015-2016. Researcher.

Sustainable mobility and habit changes, funded by CEFET-MG, 2015-2016. Researcher.

Teaching at  Federal Centre for Technological Education of Minas Gerais (CEFET-MG), Brazil

Vocational and Undergraduate courses: Transport Planning

Research interests

I have been a PhD Student at the Institute for Transport Studies (ITS) at the University of Leeds (supported by the Brazilian Federal Agency for Support and Evaluation of Graduate Education – CAPES, and the Federal Centre for Technological Education of Minas Gerais – CEFET-MG, Brazil) since November, 2015, and I expect to finish in October, 2019. My supervisors are Paul Timms and David Milne who integrate the Spatial Modelling and Dynamics Research Group at ITS. My current research focus on the transferability of the aerotropolis concept from Global North to Global South which has the title “Airport-driven development as part of urban and transport planning”. So far I have been carrying out an international survey on the airport websites which aims to identify the aerotropolis concept as a business model in their airport master plans, and also interviews with decision makers. My research interests also include airports, visions of future, transport policy and policy transfer.



  • PhD Student, Airport-Driven Development as part of Urban and Transport Planning, funded by CAPES
  • MSc, Transport Planning, Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), 2013
  • BSc, Business, Unicentro Newton Paiva, 2001