Capt. Panos Stavrakakis

Head, Centre of Organisational Health & Wellbeing

HSE Science and Research Centre


Works with others at the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to understand and address the new risks from the novel production and applications of green ammonia


Panagiotis (Panos) Stavrakakis is the Head of the Centre for Organizational Health & Wellbeing at the Health & Safety Executive Science and Research Centre. Panos works closely with world class scientists to help them to use their scientific expertise and regulatory insight to address a range of health and safety risks, for individual organisations or as part of a research programme. Panos holds his PhD in Chemical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, a Masters in Disaster Medicine and Crisis Management from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, a MBA in Shipping from the ALBA Graduate Business School and a Bachelor in Marine Engineering from the Hellenic Naval Academy. Panos has served in Hellenic Navy from 1989 to 2011 as a Naval Engineer Officer, initially as Chief Engineer in Surface Vessels and then in shore-based engineering roles as a senior Officer. His work in Hellenic Navy included engineering and operations management, damage control, CBRN Defence, health & safety, training and education and regional cooperation. Since 2011, Panos is passionately working in research and innovation in a wide variety of technologies. He collaborates with academia and industry into innovative ideas and projects. Panos has published 14 peer reviewed papers and 15 scientific conference papers. He is a fellow member of IMarEST, a Charterer Marine Engineer with the Engineering Council and a Chartered Scientist with the Science Council.