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Joana Carvalho dos Santos

Research interests: Human Factors and Ergonomics, Cognitive Ergonomics, Occupational Health, Occupational Hygiene, Human-centered design industry, Impact of Digitalization and Emerging Technologies on Health, Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders, Fatigue and Burnout.

Nota Biográfica:

Joana Santos is professor in Environmental Health Department of School of Health of Polytechnic of Porto (ESS | P. PORTO) since 2009. She is integrated at Center for Translational Health and Medical Biotechnology Research (TBIO) and at the Biomechanics and Health Unit of Institute of Science and Innovation in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (INEGI/LAETA). She holds a PhD in Occupational Safety and Health from the Faculty of Engineering of University of Porto with a Thesis about State of Fatigue in Assembly Work. She has a degree in Environmental Health and a MSc in Occupational Safety and Hygiene Engineering. Main research interests are related to the implications of job design and task allocation on human health and well-being (study of physical, biomechanical, cognitive and psychosocial characteristics of work); design human-centered workplaces (industry 4.0 and 5.0).

She published papers in the domain of Human Factors and Ergonomics, Safety and Occupational Hygiene, and Environmental and Occupational Health.


E-mail: jds@ess.ipp.pt

ORCID: 0000-0002-2777-3244



Simões, A. C., Pinto, A., Santos, J., Pinheiro, S. & Romero, D. (2022).  Designing human-robot collaboration (HRC) workspaces in industrial settings: A systematic literature review.  Journal of Manufacturing Systems, 62, 28-43  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmsy.2021.11.007

Pinheiro, S., Simões, A. C., Pinto A., Van Acker, B. B., Bombeke, K. , Romero, D., Vaz, M. and Santos, J. (2022). Ergonomics and safety in the design of industrial collaborative robotics: A systematic literature review. In: Arezes P. et al. (eds) Occupational and Environmental Safety and Health III. (pp. 465-478). Studies in Systems, Decision and Control, vol. Springer, Cham. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-89617-1_42

Duarte, I., M., Pinto, A., Carvalho, C., Zornoza, A., Santos, J. (2022). The Contribution of the User Experiences Goals for Designing Better Cobots: A Systematic Literature Review.  Appl. Syst. Innov. 2022, 5(6), 119; https://doi.org/10.3390/asi5060119.

Pinto, A., Sousa, S., Simões, A.,C., Santos, J., Yan, Z. (2022). A Trust Scale for Human-Robot Interaction: Translation, Adaptation, and Validation of a Human Computer Trust Scale. Human Behavior and Emerging Technologies.  DOI: 10.1155/2022/6437441

Santos, J., Ramos, C., Silva, A., Amorim, S., Winwood, P. & Carvalhais, C. (2021). Psychometric properties of the Portuguese version of the Occupational Fatigue Exhaustion/Recovery (OFER) scale among industrial shift workers. Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health https://doi.org/10.1080/19338244.2021.1967842 

Carvalhais, C., Rodrigues, C., Xavier, A., Silva, M. V. & Santos, J. (2021). The impact of structural changes on noise levels in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Archives of Acoustics, 46(3), 435-442. https://10.24425/aoa.2021.138137

Carvalhais, C., Querido, M., Pereira, C. C., & Santos, J. (2021) Biological risk assessment: a challenge for occupational safety and health practitioners during the COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic.Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment & Rehabilitation, 69(1), 3-13. https://doi.org/10.3233/WOR-205302

Santos, J.*, Carvalhais, C.*, Xavier, A. & Silva, M. V. (2018). Assessment and characterization of sound pressure levels in Portuguese neonatal intensive care units. Archives of Environmental and Occupational Health, 73(2), 121-127. DOI: 10.1080/19338244.2017.1304883 *co-first

Santos, J., Carvalhais, C., Ramos, C., Coelho, T., Monteiro, P. R. R. & Vaz, M. (2017). Portuguese version of the Swedish Occupational Fatigue Inventory (SOFI) among assembly workers: cultural adaptation, reliability and validity. International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health, 30(3), 407-417. DOI: 10.13075/ijomeh.1896.00760