Dr. George Boustras

School : The School of Business Administration
Position : Dean, Associate Professor, Risk Assessment

Dr. George Boustras Mailing Address
European University Cyprus,
6, Diogenes Str.
Nicosia
P.O Box: 22006
Cyprus

22713157 22713157

22590539 22590539

Email: G.Boustras@euc.ac.cy G.Boustras@euc.ac.cy

Profile

George Boustras, BEng(Hons), MSc, PhD, CSci, MIChemE, MIFE

 

George is a PhD in Probabilistic Risk Assessment from CFES at Kingston University London.  George had been appointed as Honorary Research Fellow at CPSE at Imperial College London, and he was KTP Research Fellow at FSEG at the University of Greenwich. 

George is currently an Associate Professor in Risk Assessment at European University Cyprus, Dean of the Ioannis Gregoriou School of Business Administration. George is the Director of the Center for Risk, Safety and the Environment (CERISE) of EUC.  He is a Member in a number of professional Organizations (IChemE, IFireE, TEE, ETEK) and a Chartered Scientist at IChemE, he was Chairman of the Health and Safety Committee of the Cyprus Scientific and Engineering Chamber of Cyprus (ETEK), he Coordinates the Cyprus Safety Platform, he is the National Representative of Cyprus in the European Technology Platform for Industrial Safety (ETPIS) and he is the Representative of the Republic of Cyprus in the Socio-Economic Committee of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA).  He sits at the Management Committee of Secure Societies - Protecting Freedom and security of Europe and its citizens of “HORIZON 2020” and he is a Member of the Academic Committee of ERNCIP – the European Research Network of Critical Infrastructure Protection at JRC Ispra. 

He has consulted private organisations and the Cypriot Government in various occasions.  In the past he was a Technical Consultant for the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Cyprus in carrying out the Risk Assessment of Unexploded Ordnance as part of Gas Exploration.  He has recently been appointed by the President of the Republic as Vice President in the Council of Energy Strategy. He has been appointed by the Ministerial Council of the Republic of Cyprus to Head a Special Task Force that will oversee the re-engineering of the State’s first responders.

George is Associate Editor of Safety Science (Elsevier) and Member of the Editorial Board of Fire Technology (Springer), the International Journal of Emergency Management and International Journal Of Critical Infrastructure (both Inderscience).

He Guest Edited a Special Issue of Fires in Energy Systems for Fire Technology. He has guest edited 2 more Special Issues in Safety Science. He is currently guest editing 3 more Special Issues in the aforementioned Journals.  George currently supervises 5 PhD students (3 as main supervisor and 2 as co-supervisor). George is married with Andriana Beka and has two children Sofia-Diana 7 and Filippos - Zenon 5.

Degrees

  • Jan 04 –Jan 06: Honorary Research Fellow, Imperial College, Centre for Process Systems Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemical Technology
  • Oct 98 - Nov 03: PhD in Probabilistic Fire Risk Assessment, Kingston University London
  • Supervisors:  Professor JX Wen, Dr JN Fraser-Mitchell (from the Risk Assessment Centre, BRE, UK)
  • Feb 96 – Feb 97: MSc Energy Resources Management, London South Bank University
  • Sep 92 – Jul 95: B.Eng. (Honours) Chemical Engineering, London South Bank University
  • Sep 88 – Jun 91: Greek Apolytirion, 16.4/20, 41ST PUBLIC LYCEUM OF ATHENS

Publications

Books as Editor

Boustras Georgios (2011); Proceedings of the 1st International Conference in Safety and Crisis Management in the Construction, Tourism and SME Sectors, Brown Walker Press, PALO ALTO, CA, USA. ISBN 1612335578

Boustras Georgios, Merci Bart (2015) Proceedings of the 2 nd European Symposium in Fire Safety Science, CERISE Press, Nicosia, Cyprus ISBN 978-9963- 2177-0- 0

Boustras Georgios, Guldenmund Fransiscus Wilhelmus; Handbook of Safety in SME’s, CRC Press (Taylor & Francis Group); to appear in May 2017

 

Books Chapters

1. Boustras G, Boukas N, Katsaros E, Ziliaskopoulos A, “Wildland Fire Preparedness in Greece and Cyprus; lessons learnt from the catastrophic fires of 2007 and beyond” in Douglas Paton and Fantina Tedim’s “Wildfire and Community: Facilitating preparedness and resilience” Springfield, Ill., Charles C. Thomas Publisher

 

Peer Reviewed Journals

1. Tokakis V, Polychroniou P, Boustras G, “Managing conflict in Public Sector during Crises: the impact on team effectiveness” accepted by the International Journal of Emergency Management, July 2016

2. Boustras, G., Rein, G., Special Issue in Fire Hazards in Energy Systems, (2016) Fire Technology, 52 (2), pp. 285-287.

3. Anyfantis, I., Boustras, G., Karageorgiou, A., Maintaining occupational safety and health levels during the financial crisis - A conceptual model, (2015) Safety Science, doi: 10.1016/j.ssci.2016.02.014

4. Drupsteen L, Boustras G, (2016), “Exploring effectiveness of safety information for workplace visitors”, accepted by Safety Science – in print, doi:10.1016/j.ssci.2015.11.017

5. Tourenq S, Boustras G & Gutteling JM (2015) “Risk communication policy design: Cyprus compared to France and the Netherlands”, Journal of Risk Research, http://10.1080/13669877.2015.1100656

6. Boustras G, Hadjimanolis A, Economides A, Yiannaki A, Nicolaides L, Management of health and safety in micro-firms in Cyprus – Results from a Nationwide Survey, Safety Science, Volume 79, November 2015, Pages 305-313, ISSN 0925-7535, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ssci.2015.06.014

7. Hadjimanolis A, Boustras G, Economides, A, Yiannaki, A, Nicolaides L, “Work attitudes and safety performance in micro-firms - Results from a Nationwide Survey: (the opinion of the employees)”, Safety Science 79 (2015), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ssci.2015.07.026

8. Boustras G, “Probabilistic (and Stochastic) Fire Risk Assessment”, submitted to Risk Analysis, December 2015

9. Boustras G, Hadjimanolis A, “Management of Health and Safety in micro SME companies in Cyprus; results on ergonomic issues”, Work 51 (2015) 483–493 483 DOI 10.3233/WOR-152008

10. Boustras G, Hadjimanolis A, Economides, A, Yiannaki, A, Nicolaides L, “Management of health and safety in micro-firms in Cyprus - Results from a Nationwide Survey: (the opinion of the employers)”, Safety Science 79 (2015) 305–313, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ssci.2015.06.014

11. Benamrane Y, Boustras G, “Decision support in nuclear and radiological crisis management, a contribution through the sense making concept”, accepted by Safety Science, Volume 71, Part A, January 2015, Pages 48–55, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ssci.2014.09.002

12. Boustras G, Economides A, “Analysis of the determinants of workplace occupational safety and health practice in Cyprus”, Policy and Practice in Health and Safety, Volume 12, Issue 2, 2014, Pages 89-107

13. Boustras G, “Safety Science Special Issue with selected papers from the 1st international conference in safety and crisis management in the construction, tourism and SME sectors (1st CoSaCM)”, Safety Science, Volume 52, February 2013, Pages 1–2, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ssci.2012.05.019

14. Hadjimanolis, A., Boustras, G. “Health and safety policies and work attitudes in Cypriot companies”. Safety Science, Volume 52, February 2013, Pages 50–56, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ssci.2012.03.012

15. Boustras G, Boukas N, "Forest fires’ impact on tourism development: a comparative study of Greece and Cyprus", Management of Environmental Quality: An International Journal, Vol. 24 Iss: 4, pp.498 - 511

16. Boustras G, Romaios Bratskas, Vasileios Tokakis, Andreas Efstathiades, (2011) "Safety awareness of practitioners in the Cypriot manufacturing sector", Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology, Vol. 9 Iss: 1, pp.19 – 31

17. Boustras G, Michaelides A, Bratskas R, Efstathiades A, “ The investigation of fire growth in dwellings based on stochastic analysis – Part II (The Risk Assessment Method)”, Journal of Applied Fire Science, Volume 14, Issue 4, Pages 255 – 284, 2007

18. Boustras G, Wen JX, Fraser-Mitchell JN "The Investigation of Fire Growth in Dwellings Based on Stochastic Analysis", Journal of Applied Fire Science, Volume 12, Issue 4, pp. 311-334, 2006

19. Boustras G., Wen JX “A study on the socio-economic and demographic significance of fire in the developed world and the developing countries”, International Journal on Engineering Performance-Based Fire Codes, Volume 7, Number 2, pp. 57-64, 2005

20. Boustras G, Michaelides A, Bratskas R, Pourgouri S, Efstathiades A, Katsaros E, “A Report on the Wildland Fires in Cyprus”, Australasian Journal of Disaster and Trauma, Volume 2008 – 2, ISSN 1174 – 4707

Conferences

Conference Proceedings

1. Tsadiras A, Bachtsetzis CS, Georgiou M, Myllona V, Dimopoulos C, Boustras G, “Legal Implications of Critical Infrastructure Protection; the Experience of the Cyprus Cybercrime Center”, SSARS 2016, 10th Summer Safety & Reliability Seminars, June 19-25 2016, Sopot, Poland

2. Katsaros E, Bachtsetzis CS, Boustras G, “CP4ALL – Civil Protection for All”, Safe Evros 2016, 22 – 25 June 2016, Alexandroupolis, Greece

3. Bachtsetzis CS, Katsaros E, Boustras G, “MELOGIC – Emergency Logistics”, Safe Evros 2016, 22 – 25 June 2016, Alexandroupolis, Greece

4. Danidou I, Dimopoulos C, Bachtsetzis CS, Shakou LM, Boustras G, “IMPRESS – Improving Preparedness and Response of Health Services in Major Crises”, Safe Evros 2016, 22 – 25 June 2016, Alexandroupolis, Greece

5. Boustras G, Bachtsetzis C, Shakou LM, Gutteling J, Hadjimanolis A, Kyprianidou- Leontidou A, “Safe Management of Chemicals in Micro-Firms: Results from a Nationwide Survey”, Proceedings of WOS2015, 26 – 29 September 2015, Porto, Portugal

6. Liapis A, Kostaridis A, Ramfos A, Ian Hall, Degaetano A, Koutras N, Dobrinkova N, Leventakis G, Olunczek A, Seynaeve G, Boustras G and Gogossis K, “A Position Paper on Improving Preparedness and Response of Health Services in Major Crises”, Second International Conference, ISCRAM-med 2015, Tunis, Tunisia, October 28-30, 2015, Proceedings, pp 205-216

7. Konnari C, Chourides P, Boustras G, “Perceptions of employees of the importance of safety in the energy industry in Cyprus”, SHO 2015, International Symposium on Occupational Safety and Hygiene, Guimaraes February 2015

8. Boustras G, Katzis K, Paris N, Papazoglou P, “Cultural Elements of Wayfinding in Fire Safety Engineering.  Results from Recent Experimental Work in Cyprus”, Interflam 2013, London, UK, June 2013

9. Konstantinos Katzis; Andreas Grondoudis; George Boustras and Pierantonios Papazoglou “Forest fires: proactive and reactive surveillance employing in-situ, aerial, and space technology”;, Proc. SPIE 8795, First International Conference on Remote Sensing and Geoinformation of the Environment (RSCy2013), 87951K (August 5, 2013); doi:10.1117/12.2027599; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2027599

10. Hadjimanolis A and Boustras G, (2012) “Health and safety management as a dimension of corporate social responsibility in Cypriot firms”, In: Proceedings of the 1st International Conference in Safety and Crisis Management in the Construction, Tourism and SME Sectors, Nicosia, 24-28 June 2011, Universal Publishers, Boca Ratton, USA, Ed: Georgios Boustras and Nikolaos Boukas, 48-66, ISBN 1612335578

11. Boustras G, Michaelides A, Bratskas R, Efstathiades A, “An investigation of fire safety on industrial premises in the Nicosia prefecture, Cyprus” Proceedings of the Third International Symposium on Fire Investigation Science and Technology, University of Cincinnati, USA, 19 - 21 May  2008, pp. 275 - 292  

12. Boustras G., Wen JX, Fraser-Mitchell JN “A comparison of fire spread in different buildings, based on a stochastic approach” Proceedings of  the 3 rd International Seminar on Fire and Explosion Hazards, Lake Windermere, English Lake District, UK, 10-14 April 2000, pp. 355-367

 

Conferences

1. Boustras G, Critical Infrastructure Realities and Challenges in Cyprus, CRITIS2014, 9th International Conference on Critical Information Infrastructures Security, October 13-15 , 2014, Limassol, Cyprus

2. Boustras G, Paris N, “Critical Infrastructure Protection Challenges in Cyprus”, 5th European Union - United States - Canada Experts Meeting on Critical Infrastructure Protection, Enhancing the Security and Resilience of Critical Infrastructures, 5 – 6 May 2014, Athens, Greece

3. Boustras G, “Critical Infrastructure Protection in the EU”, KIOSH, Kazakhstan International Occupational Safety and Health Conference , Astana 24 – 25 April 2014

4. Boustras G, “Safety cultures in oil and gas industry”, KIOSH, Kazakhstan International Occupational Safety and Health Conference , Astana 24 – 25 April 2014

5. Boustras G, “Tunnel Fire Risk Assessment”, Tunnel Fire and Safety Forum 2013, Amsterdam 8 – 10 April 2013

6. Boustras G, Gouliamos K, “The non-use of digital media in the establishment of a safety culture”, EADIM 2012, Graz, Austria 21-23 November 2012  

7. Boustras G, Hadjimanolis A, “Results from a Nationwide Survey on Ergonomics in micro companies in Cyprus, Cyprus EU Presidency 2012 Conference: SLIC (Senior Labour Inspectors´ Committee) Thematic Day on Ergonomics, Nicosia 29 November 2012

8. Boustras G, Hadjimanolis A, “Results from a Nationwide survey on Health and Safety in micro companies in Cyprus”, Cyprus EU Presidency 2012 Conference: “Working together for the future of occupational safety and health in Europe”, Nicosia, 18 October 2012

9. Boustras G, Hadjimanolis A, “The impact of the accession of Cyprus to the EU on its safety policy and safety performance”, WOS2012, Sopot, Poland, 11-14 September 2012

10. Boustras G, “Analysis of the determinants of workplace occupational safety and health practise in Cyprus”, Workshop in Determinants of Workplace OSH, OSHA, Cardiff Work Environment Research Center, Cardiff University, UK, 9-10 May 2012

11. Katsaros V, Boustras G, “Analysis, Modeling and Optimization of Transportation Network Flows after a Major Emergency Incident”, One Day Workshop in Critical Infrastructure Protection, Cyprus Safety Platform, 22 February 2012, Nicosia, Cyprus

12. Horton G, Liu T, Braimah T, Boustras G, “Structural and Egress Modelling” presented at the Research Event 2008, Fire Service College, 12 – 13 November 2008, Moreton-in- Marsh, UK

13. Boustras G, Efstathiades A, Bratskas R, Michaelides A “Safety Management in the Cypriot Manufacturing Sector Based on the Opinion of Company Directors” accepted by the Business and Economics Society International 2008 Conference, Lugano Switzerland, 15-19 July 2008, March 2008

14. Boustras G, Michaelides A, Bratskas R, Efstathiades A, “A new Risk Assessment Framework for the Cypriot Manufacturing Industry based on Stochastic Analysis” accepted by PSAM 9, Hong Kong, May 18-23, 2008

15. Boustras G, Michaelides A, Bratskas R, Efstathiades A, “Lessons Learnt from Previous Catastrophes in the Cypriot Manufacturing Sector” accepted by ISHPMIE7, St Petersburg, Russia, July 7-11, 2008

16. Boustras G, Michaelides A, Efstathiades A, “A survey of the Opinion of Company Directors on safety management in Cyprus”, accepted by the International Conference on Applied Business and Economics (ICABE), Piraeus, Greece, 4 th – 6 th October 2007

17. Boustras G, Michaelides A, Efstathiades A, Kortas A, Charalambous C, “The fire situation in Cyprus”, accepted by the 5 th International Seminar on Fire and Explosion Hazards, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, 23-27 April 2007

18. Boustras G., Wen JX, Fraser-Mitchell JN “Development of a risk assessment tool for probabilistic fire risk assessment” Proceedings of Interflam ’99-8 th International Fire Science & Engineering Conference, Edinburgh, June 1999.

19. Boustras G., Wen JX “Development of a risk assessment tool for probabilistic fire risk assessment” Journal of Fire Research and Management, Winter 1999 Volume 5 No.1

20. Boukas, N, Boustras, G. & Sinka, A., “Golf Tourism Development in Tourism: Opportunities and Challenges”, International Conference on Tourism (ICOT 2011), Rhodes 27 April – 1st May 2011

21. Simcoe-Read H, Hoshino T, Boustras G, Leonard F, Jahankhani H, “Information performance: supporting novel discovery problem solving in entrepreneurship”, accepted by Internationalizing Entrepreneurship Education and Training, July, 9th –12th 2006 São Paulo, Brazil

22. Boustras G, Physics of Risk, One-Day Conference on European Science Foundation’s COST, “Physics of Risk, COST Action P10”, 11 December 2007, Holiday Inn, Nicosia

23. Boustras G, “International Fire Risk Assessment Codes”,  University of Cyprus, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, One Day Meeeting in Fire Protection and Fire Engineering

 

Reports

Boustras G, Economides A, (2012), Cyprus, Chapter in Analysis of the Determinants of Workplace Occupational Safety and Health Practise in a Selection of EU Member States OSHA/C/RO/2011/02 by Walters D, Wadsworth E, Quinlan M, PP. 32-48