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- Thesis title: An appraisal approach focused on transport-related distributional impacts from a bottom-up assessment of mobility and accessibility needs: case study of the monorail line 15 in São Paulo, Brazil (provisional title)
- Supervisors: Professor Karen Lucas, Dr Paul Timms
I am a PhD research student at the Institute for Transport Studies investigating accessibility to healthcare by socially disadvantaged groups.
My research project consists in three main components:
- First, I have developed a new conceptual-analytical framework that contributes to enhance the understanding of accessibility to healthcare. This framework is informed by theories of human needs and the social exclusion approach to transport.
- Secondly, through a number of focus group conversations, I have identified the more important transport and health-related barriers residents of low-income neighbourhoods face to get access to healthcare in Sao Paulo – a Brazilian city marked by deep social, transport and health inequalities.
- Finally, I have developed a GIS-based accessibility measure consistent to people’s transport and health needs.
The PhD project is supported by a competitive scholarship from the Brazilian Council for Scientific and Technological Development.
Key Research Interests
- Transport equity
- Transport and health
- Transport-related social exclusion
- Sustainable urban mobility in the Global South
- MSc Urban Planning and Development, HafenCity Universität Hamburg, Germany
- BSc Economics, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
- BSc Social Communication, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Research groups and institutes
- Social and Political Sciences
- Spatial Modelling and Dynamics