This page provides background on the types of research the Profession is involved in.
There are two types of research the Institute and Faculty is involved in:
- External research (research undertaken by universities and other external agencies which receives funding and/or support from the Institute and Faculty)
- Member-led research (volunteer research working parties established by members and overseen by the practice executive committees)
Information on External research (including the Institute and Faculty's strategy for involvement, the process for calls for research, and current research initiatives and funding) can be found on the Institute and Faculty's Research pages.
Information on Member-led research (including how to establish a new working party and processes and options for carrying research forward is available in the Institute and Faculty's Guidance for new research working parties.
Cross-practice research is encouraged and the Institute and Facutly has a cross practice research committee which regularly reviews the research activity in all practice areas to link those which have a common discussion area.
Research in other key associations (eg SOA, CAS, ASSA, and the Institute of Actuaries of Australia) provides opportunities to collaborate.