My name is Rafael Pereira (Rafa for short). I am a PhD candidate at the Transport Studies Unit (TSU) at Oxford University and researcher at the Brazilian Institute for Applied Economic Research (Ipea).

I am broadly interested in policy-oriented research on urban and regional transportation, urban and regional development,  and demography. Detailed CV

Research Interests
  • Justice and Equity issues in transport policies
  • Urban accessibility and commuting patterns
  • Spatial organization of cities
  • Active travel and health inequalities
  • Spatial analysis and data visualization
  • Population aging and demographic projections


   Ph.D in Geography (2013- 2018)
   University of Oxford - UK
   Thesis topic: Distributive Justice, Transport Policies, Accessibility and Mega-events
   Advisors: Tim Schwanen and David Banister

   M.A. in Demography (2006-2008)
   State University of Campinas (Unicamp) - Brazil
   Dissertation topic:  Socio-spatial structure of urban space and commuting patterns
   Advisor: Daniel Hogan

   B.A. in Sociology (2002-2006)
   University of Brasília (UnB) - Brazil
   Dissertation topic: Socio-spatial inequalities, segregation and school commuting
   Advisor: Brasilmar Nunes