Research Assistant
Cardiff University

Alexandra is a Geographer and her main research interests focus on quantitative research methodology and its application in the field of social sciences. She also has expertise in Urban Geography, Urban Resilience and Geographic Information System (GIS).

Prior to joining Cardiff University, Alexandra worked as a Research Associate at the University of Lyon (France) on a research project dealing with the impact of Globalisation on the cultural flows, as well as a Teaching Associate at Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi (Romania) providing undergraduate courses (Human Geography; Cartography and Geomatics; Environmental Geography).

Alexandra has an undergraduate degree in Environmental Science from Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi (Romania).

Alexandra has also obtained three master degrees, one in Territorial Planning and Environmental Studies at Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon (France), another in Environmental Science at Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi (Romania) and a third one in Tourism and Regional Development at Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi (Romania).

Alexandra obtained her PhD in Geography and Urban Planning in 2019 at the University of Lyon under the joint supervision of Prof. Lydia Coudroy de Lille (University of Lyon) and Prof. Octavian Groza (Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi).

WISERD Education Data Lab
The aim of the WISERD Education Data Lab is to generate high quality research-based evidence to help inform and challenge our understanding of educational processes and outcomes to support the Wales education sector meet the aims of Education in Wales: our national mission
Research Team:
Chris Taylor (Cardiff University), Jennifer May Hampton (Cardiff University), Martijn Hogerbrugge (Cardiff University), Foteini Tseliou (Cardiff University), Alexandra Sandu (Cardiff University)