This research consortium is made up of academics and industry experts from across the globe

Research Team Biographies

Prof. Elena Kulinskaya
Aviva Chair in Statistics, UEA
Research interests: meta-analysis and evidence synthesis, statistical methods for Big Data analysis, actuarial  and medical statistics.

Dr. Beatriz de la Iglesia
Senior Lecturer, UEA
Research interests: data mining algorithm development and application of data mining techniques ranging from financial data to biological and medical data.

Prof. Nicholas Steel
Clinical Professor in Public Health, UEA
Research interests: measuring health care quality in the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing, assessing the applicability of NICE guidelines to primary care, managing referrals in general practice, and evaluating local and national effects of UK quality improvement initiatives, including the UK Quality and Outcomes Framework for general practices.

Prof. Ruth Hancock
Professor-Economics of Health & Welfare, Norwich Medical School, UEA
Research interests:  economic, health and social policy implications of individual and population ageing with a particular focus on financial provision for later life and provision for long-term care needs.
 
Dr. Dmitry Pshezhetskiy
Senior Research Fellow/Honorary Senior Lecturer, Norwich Medical School, UEA
Research interests:  epigenetic diagnostic markers of cancer progression in prostate, colorectal and ovarian cancer; developing new nanoparticle-based cancer therapies that allow effective and safe treatment of prostate and breast cancers; investigating oncogene/cytokine signalling in tumour microenvironment

Mr. Nigel Wright
Actuary, the Life Risk Analytics team, Aviva

Ms. Sarah Allen
Senior Data Analyst, the Life Risk Analytics team, Aviva

Mr. Ilyas Bakbergenuly
Senior Research Associate, UEA
Research interests: Meta-analysis, statistical methods, survival analysis, actuarial statistics.

Dr. Lisanne Gitsels
Senior Research Associate, UEA
Research interests: biostatistics, longitudinal data analysis, survival analysis, medical data, and care provision data.
 
Mr. Hussein M Wahedally
Postgraduate research student, UEA
Research interests: actuarial and medical statistics, survival analysis, mortality/longevity risk modelling, big health data analysis, joint replacements.

Ms. Padma Chutoo
Postgraduate research student, UEA
Research interests: Applied Statistics, Health Statistics, Risk Management and Insurance.

Mrs. Nurunnahar Akter
Postgraduate research student, UEA
Research interests: survival analysis, medical statistics, mathematical modelling in medicine and actuarial statistics.
 
Mr. Njabulo Ncube
Postgraduate research student, UEA
Research interests: longevity risk, health statistics, risk theory, survival analysis and social security statistical and actuarial dynamics.

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  • Spaces available

    The General Insurance (GI) Spring Conference is a result of the General Insurance Lifelong Learning Committee (GILL) combining this year’s 'Current Issues in General Insurance' (CIGI) and 'Technical Issues in General Insurance' (TIGI) conferences into a virtual webinar series over 19 – 25 May that will be available to watch online globally.

  • CILA 2021

    Available to watch globally in May.
    19-21 May 2021
    Spaces available

    We continue to live in a world of global uncertainty. Survival depends on our ability to simultaneously navigate through the diverse root-causes, ranging from: the consequences of Climate Change; on-going financial consequences of the COVID pandemic; or self-imposed changes in regulatory requirements and accounting standards.

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    This is a free webinar on the consultation on changes to the Practising Certificates (PC) Scheme.

    The proposals come from a recent review of the PC Scheme which was the first substantive look at the IFoA’s approach to the requirements and process for PCs since 2010. It responds directly to feedback received on how the current scheme works especially that received from members and PC Holders.

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    Behavioural Science Webinar SeriesThe world is changing. The fourth industrial revolution, globalisation and the COVID-19 pandemic are up-ending traditional social and business norms around the world; changes that were once predictable and steady are now faster and more profound.

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    Risk Management Webinar PrgrammeTools like python/R are being heavily used to provide end-to-end analytical solutions for risk management. They help to set up a framework/platform to collect risk data and work out stochastic analytics to provide insights into the risks faced by a firm, be it in any sector.

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    The webinar will look at several aspects of intergenerational fairness and our panel of experts will challenge you, society, taxpayers and generations X, Y and Z on key aspects of DB v DC pensions, public v private sector pensions, state benefits and key aspects of sustainability.

  • Pensions Conference 2021

    Online webinar series
    16-22 June 2021
    Spaces available

    Welcome to the programme for our 2nd Virtual Pensions Conference. This year's conference features 11 webinars offering members and non-members the opportunity to get up to date content from leading experts in the pension industry. There will also be opportunity to ask questions and contribute to the discussion.

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    Mathematical Futures: The Actuary in a World Transformed – Sir Adrian Smith will outline how advances in data science, machine learning and artificial intelligence in the world of big data will transform the nature of many industries, including financial services. The broader environment within which mathematics is applied will change rapidly, often led by innovative yet disruptive forces outside. These changes will undoubtedly have an impact on the work of actuaries - and the profession will need to adapt quickly to thrive.

     

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    Given our commitment to the safety of our members and employees, and as the easing of restrictions in respect of COVID-19 cannot be guaranteed at this point in time, we have decided to hold our AGM virtually again this year.

    The Business of the AGM

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    Join newly inaugurated IFoA President Dr. Louise Pryor as she explores what we need to do to keep abreast of the changing world – and how we can seize the resulting opportunities – in her Presidential Address, ‘A Learning Society’

  • Spaces available

    This is a free webinar on the consultation on changes to the Practising Certificates (PC) Scheme.

    The proposals come from a recent review of the PC Scheme which was the first substantive look at the IFoA’s approach to the requirements and process for PCs since 2010. It responds directly to feedback received on how the current scheme works especially that received from members and PC Holders.

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    The paper “Asset liability modelling in the quantum era” shall be presented by its authors, Tim Berry and James Sharpe, and chaired by Andrew Smith, Assistant Professor in the School of Mathematics and Statistics at University College Dublin.

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    Risk Management Webinar ProgrammeInternal audit is often the Cinderella of the audit world. It’s a regulatory requirement for insurance companies to have an internal audit function, so why not make it as useful as possible?  This session will look at how to link an internal audit plan to the risk register, and how that helps audit committees and boards to spot problems and fix them.