Sandra Oliveira is a researcher for the Centre for Geographical Studies, in the Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning. She graduated in Geography from the University of Coimbra and has a MSc in Environmental Sciences from the University of Wollongong (Australia) and a Ph.D. in Forest and Natural Resources Engineering at the School of Agriculture of the University of Lisbon. She started as a Scientific Officer at the Joint Research Centre-EC in Italy, working in the European Forest Fire Information System (EFFIS). She works in environmental risk assessment and geographic information systems (GIS) and her main interests are in climatic risks, wildfires, forest protection and biodiversity. She is currently focused on spatial modelling and vulnerability assessment of vector-borne diseases.