Susana Paixão was born and lives in Coimbra – Portugal and became President of the International Federation of Environmental Health last October 23, 2020.
PhD in Geography by University of Coimbra (UC), Master in Environmental Education by UC. She has a degree in Environmental Health and a bachelor’s degree in Hygiene and Environmental Health by Polytechnic of Coimbra-Coimbra Health School (IPC- ESTeSC). She is also a Specialist in Environmental Health by IPC-ESTeSC and a researcher at the Center for Studies in Geography and Spatial Planning (CEGOT).
She started her activity as a guest professor at IPC-ESTeSC in the Department of Environmental Health in 1999 and has been a career professor since 2007. She is currently an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Environmental Health, President of the Scientific Committee and responsible for International Relations in the same Department.
She held positions of Environmental Health Officer in the Waste Department of the Regional Directorate of Environment of the Center Portugal from 1997 to 2003 and in the Department of Public Health of the Health Center of Pombal from 2003 to 2007.
President of the Portuguese Society for Environmental Health and coordinator of the Health and Environment Center of the Academic Network of Health Sciences of Lusofonia (RACS).
Has an extensive experience in national and international contexts, collaborating with several scientific magazines and giving lectures on different themes of Environmental Health.