Thiago Guimarães


I am a PhD research student at the Institute for Transport Studies investigating accessibility to healthcare by socially disadvantaged groups.

My research project comprises the development of a conceptual understanding of accessibility grounded in human needs theories and the social exclusion approach to transport and an extensive qualitative fieldwork to identify the most important transport and health-related barriers faced by socially disadvantaged groups in accessing healthcare.

The PhD project is supported by a competitive scholarship from the Brazilian Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq).

Research interests

Key Research Interests

  • Social equity and transport
  • Transport and health
  • Accessibility
  • Transport-related social exclusion
  • Sustainable mobility in Global South cities


  • 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