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Salma Elrouby

Salma Elrouby

Research Interests:

Digital Geography, Digital Urbanism. Spatial Analysis. Post Pandemic City. Spatial Media. Spatial Theory.

Supervisors: Jon Coaffee and Greg McInerny

Research Topic:

Building on the interdisciplinary studies of Digital Geography, Digital Urbanism, Spatial Analysis, and Spatial Theory, my research aims to understand the limitations and potentials of spatial representation in the open spatial and locative technologies. As a case study of spatial analysis through crisis, I am examining the extensive use of geographical and spatial analyses through the pandemic and post pandemic city. My research explores how space and urban form are represented in spatial analysis, as a base for urban socio-economic, political, health, demographic, etc., indicators to visualize spatial correlation and mobilize action and policy recommendations.

PhD Working title:

Exploring Urban Spatiality: Methods of Spatial Analysis of Post Pandemic City


I am a second year Leverhulme Trust funded PhD researcher. My project is located within the TRANSFORM grant at Global Sustainable Development. I hold a BSc in Architectural Engineering and Urban Planning from the American University in Cairo, and a MSs in Urban Management from TU Delft. In my masters thesis, using mixed methods of data harvesting, analytics and spatial correlation analysis, I mapped the ‘Potential Economies; to analyse urban competitiveness of metropolitan regions in emerging economies.'



2021-2026 TRANSFORM- Leverhulme Trust Doctoral Scholarship
2018-2020 Justus & Louise van Effen Excellence Scholarship
2011-2016 Merit Scholarship



Salma Elrouby


Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies University of Warwick
Coventry CV4 7AL