Prof. Stavroula Leka

Professor of Work Organization & Well-being, Cork University Business School, Ireland

Stavroula Leka is a Professor of Work Organization & Well-being at the Business School of University College Cork, Ireland. She is also an Honorary Professor of Work, Health & Policy at the University of Nottingham, UK. Stavroula is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, Fellow of the Royal Society of Public Health, and member of the Executive Committee of the European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology and member of the Board of the International Commission on Occupational Health. Key themes in her research are work organisation and the management of the 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 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 a keynote speaker in several international conferences and 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.


11:05 - 11:55 am EDT / 15:05 – 15:55 pm UTC / 17:05 – 17:55 pm CEST
Breakout Session C – Organized by ISSA: Vision Zero in Motion: Presenting the new Vision Zero Training programme and the new Vision Zero Proactive Leading Indicators

Launched at the last World Congress three years ago, Vision Zero has found a broad acceptance in the world of industry, organisations and occupational health and safety professionals. What started as a campaign has gradually become part of a prevention culture and a sound strategy to improve prevention performance beyond compliance. Following the demands of the occupational safety and health community, we have been working with businesses, social security institutions, researchers and professional training providers to take Vision Zero to the next level.

In this session the International Social Security Association will present to you
- The new Vision Zero Training Programme - a newly developed Vision Zero training course for companies, to be delivered by accredited Vision Zero trainers
- The new Vision Zero Proactive Leading Indicators – a guide to measure and manage safety, health and wellbeing
- Exciting experiences and Vision Zero success stories from the occupational safety and health community

Dr. Bill Gunnyeon, Chair of the Board of Trustees, Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, United Kingdom
Mr. Helmut Ehnes, Chairman, International Social Security Association VISION ZERO Steering Committee
Prof. Stavroula Leka, Professor of Work Organization & Well-being, Cork University Business School, Ireland
Prof. Brou Yves Yéboué Kouamé, Director, Social Insurance Institute - National Social Insurance Fund (CNPS), Côte d’Ivoire
Dr. Dheera Phong-anant, Manager, Occupational Safety and Health Development & International Relations Center, SHAWPAT, Thailand
Mr. José Raul González, Chief Executive Officer, Cementos Progreso

Mr. Bernd Treichel, Senior Technical Specialist in Prevention, International Social Security Association

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