Prof. Stavroula LekaBack
Stavroula Leka is Professor of Work Organization & Well-being at the Business School of University College Cork in Ireland. She is also Special Professor of Work, Health & Policy at the University of Nottingham. Stavroula is Chartered Psychologist, member of the International Commission on Occupational Health, and the European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology, Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and Fellow of the Royal Society of Public Health. She is member of the Executive Committee of the European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology (EAOHP) and of the Board of the International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH) and past Chair of its scientific committee 'Work Organization & Psychosocial Factors'.
Key themes in her research are work organisation and the management of the psychological and social (psychosocial) work environment for business and societal sustainability; the management of psychosocial risks and work-related stress; and the promotion of mental health and well-being in the workplace. She is author of the first textbook in occupational health psychology and technical author of the first standard on the management of psychosocial risks in the workplace. She is also author of several other books in the area of psychosocial risk management and the editor of two book series. She sits on the editorial board of three international journals and is Associate Editor of Safety Science. She is currently chairing the working group developing an ISO guidance standard on psychological health and safety in the workplace.
Stavroula has been keynote speaker to a number of international conferences and is expert advisor to the European Commission, the WHO, the ILO, the European Agency for Safety & Health at Work and the European Parliament. She has also been awarded an early career achievement award by the American Psychological Association for outstanding contribution in occupational health psychology and the study of work-related stress.