Sandra Oliveira is a researcher of the Centre for Geographical Studies, at the Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning since 2015. She works in environmental risks 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 in Portugal, and she is also a project monitor for the European Commission (REA). She started her research path in 2006, at the University of Lisbon, on a project related to climatic risks in urban areas. Between 2009 and 2012, she was a Scientific Officer at the Joint Research Centre-EC, in Italy, working at the European Forest Fire Information System (EFFIS). The following year she was a scientific consultant for Bioversity International, working in cocoa fields in Ghana. From 2013 to 2015, she worked at the University of Coimbra for the European project “PREFER”. She graduated in Geography in 2002 by the University of Coimbra and has a M.Sc. in Environmental Sciences by the University of Wollongong, in Australia. Her Ph.D. in Forest and Natural Resources Engineering was concluded in 2013, at the School of Agriculture of the University of Lisbon.