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Health and Care Research Sub-committee

The Health and Care Research Sub-committee ensures a strong research output in the Health and Care practice area through member-led research

The Health and Care Research Sub-committee oversees all research in the practice area, including:

  • identifying, promoting and fostering new research opportunities in member-led research
  • launching and monitoring the progress and needs of up to ten member-led research working parties
  • fostering cross practice research activity where there are overlapping interests, and
  • supporting development of the annual conference programme.

Membership is drawn from a broad cross-section of the health and care community to ensure that a spectrum of specialties and topics are investigated

Membership of the Health and Care Research Sub-committee 2021/2022: 

  • Vicky Gardner (Chair)
  • John Ng (Deputy Chair)
  • Julia Aslett
  • Dave Beddows
  • Mei Sum Chan
  • Sumit Misra
  • Bryce Shepherd
  • Ewen Tweedie

The committee is supported by the IFoA Communities team.

The committee operates within a Terms of Reference and support the IFoA council in the delivery of its corporate strategy.

How to join the Health and Care Research Sub-committee

All vacancies arising on Boards and their Sub-committees are advertised on our volunteer vacancies web page.  Further information for volunteers, including tips on how to chair a meeting, can be found in the Volunteer Information Pack (VIP).

Hot Topics in Health and Care 2021

  • Dr Gordon Woo: Ecological impact on pandemic risk in the 21st century -  paper and presentation
  • Peter Joshi and Paul Timmers: The genomic revolution - a wake up call for actuaries (presentation is available on request)

Hot Topics in Heath and Care 2019


Contact Details

If you have any questions about a practice area, its working parties, Member Interest Groups or Board and sub-committees, please contact the Communities Team:

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Events calendar

  • Spaces available

    Over recent months there has been a sharp rise in M&A activity involving British businesses, with interest from overseas, domestic buyers and Private Equity investors.  

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    Frank Redington is recognised as one of the most influential actuaries of all time. In this talk, Craig will review some of Redington's most important ideas. He will identify the consistent actuarial principles that form a common thread across the contributions Redington made to a broad range of actuarial fields, and will highlight the ongoing relevance of Redington's thinking to 21st century actuarial practice.

  • Spaces available

    The IFoA Mental Health working party look back over their week of blogs and podcasts considering all aspects of the relationship between mental health and life insurance. The expert panel spans adviser, underwriter and actuarial experience and they  explore triggers for purchasing insurance relating to mental health, the various routes to insurance and how these may be more suited to different people depending on their conditions and preferences, the products and processes involved in purchasing these as well as what claims and support are available to policyholders and how to access them.

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    Part of the 'Finance in the Public Interest 2022' webinar series. If it was ever okay to consider your business in isolation from its surroundings, today it most definitely is not. Thinking about business within its surrounding system is now a necessity. The question we seek to discuss is: How should we prescribe the boundaries in which we consider problems to enable us to create better products and more resilient companies and systems?

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    What will happen to DC pension savers who see life annuities as poor VFM but still want an income for life?  Pooled annuity funds could offer them a decent lifetime income while reducing significantly the complex choices and risk inherent in income drawdown.  They could be the next generation of CDC pension schemes, slotting into the existing DC framework as a post-retirement option.