Dr Steve Hankin (MRSC CChem DipMedTox MISTR)

Health & Safety Manager

Contact details



Room 246
School of Chemistry
University of Edinburgh
Joseph Black Bldg
David Brewster Road

Post code


As the H&S Manager at the School of Chemistry, I have responsibility for the health & safety management systems including risk assessment procedures, lab safety audits, training & induction, accident investigation, chemicals management and emergency preparedness.  I provide specialist safety advice, deliver training in the safe handling of hazards (chemicals, cryogens, pressurised gases, lasers) and ensure regulatory compliance.  

Employment background:

  • CSEC Superintendent & Safety Advisor - University of Edinburgh (2019-23)
  • Head of Analytical Sciences - Institute of Occupational Medicine (2015-18)
  • Senior Scientist in Chemical Risk - Institute of Occupational Medicine (2007-15)
  • Public Health Scientist - Health Protection Scotland (2001-07)
  • NERC Fellow - University of Glasgow (1999-2001)
  • NSERC Fellow - NRC Steacie Institute for Molecular Sciences, Ottawa (1997-98)


  • Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (MRSC)
  • Chartered Chemist (CChem)
  • Member of the Institute for Safety in Technology & Research (MISTR)



BSc (Hons) Chemistry, 1994 (Heriot-Watt University)

PhD Physical Analytical Chemistry, 1997 (Heriot-Watt University)

Diploma in Medical Toxicology, 2002 (University of Wales College of Medicine)

Diploma in Epidemiology, 2006 (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine)