- Programme manager: Actuarial Mathematics BSc
- Research area: Statistics
- Job title: Senior Teaching Fellow
I am a fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries having worked for several years in investment consulting where I specialised in risk analysis, investment strategy and liability hedging for UK pension schemes of all sizes. I joined the School of Mathematics to teach actuarial mathematics, financial mathematics and related statistics and am currently the University of Leeds liaison officer to the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.
My current interests in teaching practice include incorporating work place software skills into academic programmes to complement traditional learning together with e-assessment. I am a member of the PRiSM pedagogical research group within the MaPS faculty and also a fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Outside of teaching, I am also involved in projects involving investment risk modelling and enhancing links between actuarial employers and the School of Mathematics.
Since my first teaching experiences during my PhD studies, I have been passionate about sharing knowledge with others and this has been the main driver of most of the activities in my career so far. In my role as programme manager for the BSc Actuarial Mathematics, I have the opportunity to be involved in teaching a wide variety of students and also to develop the programme so that graduates should be well prepared to begin a career in the actuarial profession on related disciplines. I look forward to continuing to develop the programme and work with students in the years ahead.