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Mortality Research Steering Committee

The Mortality Research Steering Committee (MRSC) is a group of actuaries and professionals from other disciplines who aim to advance mortality research through interaction and collaboration.


  • Sacha Dhamani (Chair)
  • Steven Baxter
  • Matthew Edwards
  • Adrian Gallop
  • Tim Gordon
  • Charles King
  • Jamie Marshall
  • Daniel Ryan
  • George Streftaris
  • Jack Carmichael (Committee Secretary).

The Mortality Research Steering Committee operates within a terms of reference.

MRSC's six research priorities

The MRSC has established six research priorities that it is focusing its efforts:

  1. Predicting future population mortality improvements
  2. Forecasting trends in morbidity
  3. Supporting he profession’s efforts to resolve the challenge of providing older age care
  4. Managing risk in products providing longevity protection
  5. Tools and techniques for analysing portfolio experience
  6. Communication of complex risk behaviours in ways that are easy to understand

Find out more on the MRSC's research priorities.

MRSC stakeholder event

In October 2019, the MRSC held a stakeholder event. This included discussion of the MRSC’s six priority areas as well as discussion of alternative priorities. A summary of the discussions is available on the stakeholder event page.

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