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Life Research Sub-committee

The Life Research Sub-committee ensures a strong research output in the life practice area through member-led research

It oversees all research in the life practice area, including:

  • Identifying, promoting and fostering new opportunities in member-led research
  • Launching and monitoring the progress and needs of up to 20 member-led research working parties
  • Fostering cross practice research activity where there are overlapping interests
  • Supporting the development of the annual conference programme
  • Represents the Life community on the Research and Thought Leadership Committee.

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

Membership of the Life Research Sub-committee 2021/2022:

  • Colin Dutkiewicz (Chair)
  • Scott Eason (Deputy Chair)
  • Christopher Barnard
  • Injoon Hyung
  • Kenneth McIvor
  • Peter Murphy
  • Trusha Patel
  • Nicola Scull
  • Peter Towers
  • Vicky Webb
  • Marc Wiseman

The Life Research Sub-committee operates within a Terms of Reference that is laid out in the Governance Manual.

How to join the Life 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).

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  • Spaces available

    A panel discussion with investment representatives discussing the impact of investment on climate change and vice versa.

    This event is part of The Road to Glasgow: IFoA’s Sustainability Thought Leadership Series which will provide a platform for prominent contributors so that our members and others can understand the perspectives of a wide range of parties interested in the climate debate.

  • Spaces available

    Climate change is one of the greatest risks facing our world today. Addressing it will require multi-faceted solutions. Through this panel session, we will explore the different levers that can be used to meet net-zero targets including climate science and data, government engagement, and mobilising green finance.

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    How governments and societies collectively respond to the climate crisis is increasingly being analysed through the lens of intergenerational fairness. Our expert panel will assess and explore the extent to which inter-generous fairness is being considered in climate policies, the lessons from those countries who are leading the way on fairness and justice in climate interventions, and more.

  • The Growth Mindset for Actuaries

    13 October 2021 - 8 December 2021

    Spaces available

    This practical course is aimed at actuaries at any stage of their career who want to develop their own growth mindset and apply it to their work setting and personal or professional lifelong learning. The content of the course builds on the lecture given by Dr Helen Wright on Growth Mindset as part of the President’s 2021 Lecture series, and will be delivered over a period of 2 months, from mid-October to early December.

  • Spaces available

    The climate crisis and the degradation of our planet will affect societies everywhere. How we address these threats will require solutions that transcend borders. As a global profession, the actuarial community is well-placed to consider and propose effective risk management solutions to help manage the climate crisis.

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    Content will be aimed at all actuaries looking to understand the issues surrounding mental health in insurance and in particular those looking to ensure products and processes widen access for, and are most useful to, those experiencing periods of poor mental health.