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Research interests

Graduated in Environmental Health from Lisbon School of Health Technology - Polytechnic Institute of Lisbon has two Master degrees: Safety and Ergonomics from Lisbon University and Applied Toxicology from Surrey University. In 2010 concluded her PhD in Occupational and Environmental Health from Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública, New University of Lisbon.
The principal research topics are occupational toxicology, food safety, exposure assessment, exposure to mixtures and risk assessment. Actually, she is Director and Professor of Environmental Health Degree Program and Coordinator of Environment and Health Research Group in Lisbon School of Health Technology.
Since September 2015, Dr. Viegas is also a co-opted member of the Risk Assessment Committee in European Chemical Agency (ECHA) where she is involved in assessing the risk of a substance arising from the uses of a substance when an application for authorization is submitted.
Dr. Viegas research projects on environmental, occupational toxicology and food safety have been supported by government agencies and international organizations (e.g., Portuguese Authority for Working Conditions, Foundation for Science and Technology, European Commission) as well as major industries located in Portugal. Through her career, Dr. Viegas has mentored about 15 graduate students and have participated in several assessments of Masters and PhD thesis.
Dr. Viegas publish mostly on occupational toxicology and environmental exposures to chemical agents that can happen through different environmental compartments such as food.
Dr. Viegas has authored or co-authored more than 50 scientific publications, including original articles in peer-reviewed journals, book chapters, special articles and full proceeding papers, as well as 200+ conference abstracts. As a consultant and advisor, Dr. Viegas has provided her expertise to professional associations, major companies and collaborate with several research groups nationally and internationally. She is also collaborating on the Editorial Boards of two scientific journals with international circulation.

Education/Academic qualification

Public Health - Occupational and Environmental Health, Doctorate, Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública (ENSP)


External positions

Co-opted member in Risk Assessment Committee, European Chemicals Agency

2 Sep 2015 → …

Assistant Professor , Instituto Politécnico de Lisboa

2 Sep 2001 → …


  • RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
  • Occupational health
  • risk assessment
  • toxicology,
  • exposure assessment

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Research Output at NOVA 2012 2020

Mycotoxins feed contamination in a dairy farm: potential implications for milk contamination and workers' exposure in a One Health approach

Viegas, S., Assunção, R., Twaruźek, M., Kosicki, R., Grajewski, J. & Viegas, C., 2020, In : Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture. 100, 3, p. 1118-1123

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

feed contamination
dairy farming

Are mycotoxins relevant to be studied in health care environments?

Viegas, S., Almeida, B. & Viegas, C., 1 Jan 2019, Health and social care systems of the future: demographic changes, digital age and human factors: proceedings of the Healthcare Ergonomics and Patient Safety, HEPS 2019. Cotrim, T. P., Serranheira, F., Sousa, P., Hignett, S., Albolino, S. & Tartaglia, R. (eds.). Springer Verlag, p. 237-247 11 p. (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; vol. 1012).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Health care
2 Citations (Scopus)

Electrostatic dust collector: a passive screening method to assess occupational exposure to organic dust in primary health care centers

Viegas, C., Santos, P., Almeida, B., Monteiro, A., Carolino, E., Gomes, A. Q. & Viegas, S., 9 May 2019, In : Air Quality, Atmosphere and Health. 12, 5, p. 573-583 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Dust collectors
primary health care
occupational exposure
Occupational Exposure

Fungal and mycotoxins burden in clinical environment: a public health concern

Viegas, C., Almeida, B., Gomes, A. Q., Twarużek, M., Kosicki, R. & Viegas, S., 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

Fungal diversity and mycotoxin distribution in echinoderm aquaculture

Viegas, C., Esteves, L., Faria, T., Pombo, A., Caetano, L. A., Quintal-Gomes, A., Twarużek, M., Kosicki, R., Grajewski, J. & Viegas, S., 1 Aug 2019, In : Mycotoxin Research. 35, 3, p. 253-260 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Sea Cucumbers
Sea Urchins